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The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
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Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
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The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:23:25 +0000
Commercial satellite technology is developing so fast, Britain’s Ministry of Defense isn’t certain its next-generation program will keep pace with what the future holds. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:17:13 +0000
The chairman of the House appropriations committee that funds NASA lost his reelection bid Nov. 6 as Democrats won a majority in the chamber, while a leading Senate Democrat on space policy appeared to lose his race for another term. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 02:40:27 +0000
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a European weather satellite Nov. 6, completing a constellation of polar-orbiting satellites and providing additional reassurance about the reliability of the Soyuz. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-06-2014
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     Current job:PhD Candidate
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Keywordsphysics, mathematics, engineering, hardware, data, analysis, nuclear, particle, construction, design
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    EXPERIENCE

    09/14/2014 - Present: Research Assistant 

    Florida International University (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami Florida 33199 )

    Conduct independent research in experimental nuclear physics, prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals and provide weekly progress reports to collaborators at FIU and Jefferson Lab. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in data analysis, scientific computing and in research and development for detector systems.

     

    06/15/2009 - 09/14/2014 : Graduate Research Assistant

    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) (12000 Jefferson Ave, Newport News Virginia 23606 )

    Performed original research into the photoproduction of strange-quarks, polarization of hyperons, and searches for undiscovered particles including high-mass resonant states and dark matter. Developed data rejection software utilized by the g12 group for nuclear physics analyses. Simulated detector response for various reactions using Monte Carlo methods and GEANT. Author and speaker of over a dozen talks to international audiences and global leaders in physics. Attended and presented at weekly collaboration meetings. Collaborator on the APEX dark matter experiment in Hall A, featured in the scientific journal Nature. Collaborator on the HES-HKS experiment in Hall C. Designed, installed, tested and calibrated a bucking-coil system for the aerogel detector. Measured timing resolution and single photo-electron response of photomultiplier tubes. Provided data analysis and characterized aerogel subsystem responses. Contributor to Jefferson Labs 12 GeV upgrade program. Provided key results for a funding proposal resulting in $5M+ in resources for nuclear research. Aided in the installation of the refurbished Electromagnetic Calorimeter in Hall B. Aided in the construction of the CLAS12 Preshower calorimeter in a semi- cleanroom. Inspected, measured, cut, cleaned and performed cosmic ray tests for 3 km of scintillator strips. Threaded scintillators with optical fibers and performed tests for light leaks. Cut lead sheets and layered them atop scintillators utilizing a high-load crane.

     

    09/15/2009 - 09/14/2014 : Ph.D. Candidate

    Florida International University (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami Florida 33199 )

    Primary contributor to the cascade physics program at FIU. Made the world's first determination of spin-observables for the cascade hyperon. Independently conceived and executed the world's first measurements of photon-beam-helicity asymmetries for nuclear reactions involving strange-quarks. Conducted investigation for missing hyperon resonant states. Conducted the most precise measurement for mass-splitting of the cascade doublet to date. Forged and headed a collaboration of theoretical and experimental nuclear physics students. Prepared weekly progress reports. Lectured a variety of undergraduate physics courses e.g. PHY2049, PHY2048, PHY2048L. Mentored one undergraduate and one graduate student in nuclear research.

     

    09/15/2007 - 05/01/2009 : Maters Candidate

    University of Miami (1320 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables Florida 33124 )

    Developed an ocean borne instrument to determine the aerosol content in the skies of Bermuda, Hawaii and San Diego through spectral polarized radiance distribution measurements. Aided in the design and construction of a robotic camera, coupled the camera with a GPS interface and a gyroscopic system and programed and tested its robotics.

     

    EDUCATION

    09/15/2009 - 09/06/2014: Florida International Univer - United States - Florida - Miami

    Doctorate

    Major: Nuclear Physics

    GPA: 3.9 - 4.0

    Experimental Nuclear Physics 

    Hampton University Graduate Studies Fellowship

    09/15/2007 - 05/15/2009: U of Miami - United States - Florida - Miami

    Master of Science

    Major: Physics

    GPA: 3.5 - 3.6

    Experimental Environmental Optics

    02/15/2005 - 12/01/2006: Macquarie University - Australia - New South Wales - Please select city...

    Bachelor of Science

    Major: Physics

    GPA: 3.7 - 3.8

    Mathematical Physics 

    J.C. Ward, Fellow of The Royal Society Physics Prize 

    DLC Award for Highest GPA in College of Science and Technology 

    DLC Award for Excellence in Music Composition and Performance

     

    SKILLS

    Hardware Skills: Detector modeling and calibration, quality control, electronics, robotics, fiber optics, aerogel cherenkov detectors, soldering, lead sheeting, electromagnetic calorimeters, analog- and time-to-digital converters, discriminators, pulse generators, scintillating media, photomultiplier tubes, silicon photodiodes, high-voltage systems, oscilloscopes, data acquisition systems 

     

    Analytical Skills: Data analysis, signal processing, software development, background subtraction, statistical analysis, data mining, data rejection, data fitting, method of maximum likelihood, Monte Carlo algorithms, error propagation, data calibration 

     

    Programming Languages: C, C++, FORTRAN, LATEX, Perl, Python, Shell Scripting 

     

    Software Packages: ROOT, GEANT4, Mathematica, PAW 

     

    Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Windows

     

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    Top Secret Security Clearance (SCI Eligibility), U.S. Department of Defense


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