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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
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Using free data from the European Space Agency, a startup in Finland created a geospatial information service that is entirely enabled by artificial intelligence. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-10-2015
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     Current job:Experienced Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPhysical Models Statistics Data Analysis Image Processing Astrophysics Python IDL IRAF Superresolution Techniques Quantitative Finance Finance Markets Teaching
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    Profile: Astrophysics. Statistical Data Analysis. Physical Modeling. Financial Markets. Quantitative Finance. Image processing. Teaching


    EDUCATION


    Online Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management. Apr 2014- May 2015

    Options and Futures Institute. Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles de Madrid.
    • Financial Markets in the Eurozone.
    • Financial Analysis (technical, fundamental, macro).
    • Portolio Management, Risk Management, Derivatives.
    • Equity, Fixed income and FX Markets.
    • Mutual Funds and Private Banking.
    • Fiscal Planning.

    Qualification: 9.18/10 and Honorary Mention.

    PhD. Astrophysics and Cosmology. 2003-2006

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Extragalactic observational astronomy. Statistical analysis and modeling of observational datasets. Contribution to galaxy evolution studies. A+, Cum Laude.

    MSc. Astrophysics and Cosmology. 2001-2003

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Processing of Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopic datasets. Development of new analysis techniques geared towards the detection of faint features in HST spectroscopic data.

    BSc. Theorethical Physics. 1995-2000

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Extraordinary bachelor’s award for outstanding achievement.


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Associate Teacher. 2015-present
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Part-time.
    Physics lessons for 1st year students.

    Postdoctoral Experienced Researcher. 2015-present
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Part-time.
    Kinemetric analysis of IFU data. Precision Cosmology with HII galaxies.

    Atracão de Jovens Talentos Fellowship (upper level). Nov 2013- Apr 2014
    Science Without Borders Programme. IAG/University of São Paulo.
    Coordination of the Brazilian part of the morphological analysis science working group of the J-PAS international survey team. Reduction of commissioning data of the BTFI instrument. Technical Assistant in Image Processing.

    Elecnor/Deimos-Imaging. 2013
    Edge detection and noise estimation techniques in remotely sensed images with the DEIMOS-1 earth observation satellite. Edge detection techniques used were: Canny (1986), Deriche (1987), Sarkar and Boyer (1991), Shen and Castan (1992). Noise estimation results were used to improve flux calibration of images.

    Postdoctoral Experienced Researcher. 2012-2013
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Part-time.
    Kinemetric analysis of IFU data from the CALIFA survey. Study of the neighborhoods of star forming galaxies.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 2011-2012
    University of Nottingham.
    Use of Bayesian and optimization methods to cross-correlate far infrared and optical source catalogs. Statistical relation between the morphological disturbance of galaxies and their star formation histories. Use of basic information theory concepts. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF, Python and IDL langages.

    MICINN/Fulbright Research Fellow. 2009-2011
    University of Nottingham.
    Development of a new structural diagnostic designed to identify minor galaxy mergers in deep Hubble Space Telescope images. Use of basic concepts from information retrieval theory. Use of High Performance Computing systems. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF, Python and IDL langages.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate. 2007-2009
    University of Florida.
    Creation of a robust photometric and structural catalog of galaxies observed in deep Hubble Space Telescope images. Analysis of large datasets using the Condor High Throughput Computing system. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF and IDL langages. Assistant Professor. 2004-2008

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2000-2004
    Laboratory and problem solving lessons for freshmen students and astrophysics laboratory for 4th and 5th year physics BSc. students.
    PhD FPU Fellowship. 2000-2004
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Spanish Ministry for Science and Education Fellowship for PhD students.

    Collaboration Grant. 2000
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Data reduction and calibration of archival images of Hubble Space Telescope images.

    Research Summer Grant. 1999
    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
    Observations, data reduction and calibration of astronomical CCD images.

    SUPERVISED STUDENTS.

    José Manuel Pérez Master Thesis.
    Derivation of chemical abundances in star-forming
    galaxies at intermediate redshift. Presented July 18, 2014. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Student is currently pursuing PhD in Vienna, Austria.



    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    Computers
    Linux administration. and Use of High Throughput and High Performance computing facilities.
    Basic usage of SQL databases.
    Programming languages: Python, IDL, C, Bash shell scripts. Astronomical software: pYRAF, STSDAS, TopCat, PGPLOT. General purpose packages: LATEX, Xfig, LibreOffice.
    Financial Technical Analysis: Visual Chart.

    I can write my own codes, in order to go from data to meaningful conclusions. My codes make extensive use of mathematics (integrals, probabilities, optimization, numer- ical analysis) but can do the book keeping as well. I can produce my own publication quality figures.

    Qualifications

    Accredited observer in IAC-80, JKT, 3.5m Caha Omega-Cass, W.M. Keck LRIS, PARTNeR telescopes.
    First Madrid Advanced School of Astrophysics and Cosmology (2007).
    XVII Astrophysics Winter School of the Instituto de Astrof´isica de Canarias (2005).

    Outreach

    Professor in the “Planetary systems beyond the Sun” 2008 Summer School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Presented the October 3rd 2005 Solar Eclipse for the International Spanish Television.

    Languages

    Spanish (native) English (bilingual) French (basic)


    PUBLICATIONS.

    8 First author papers (refereed journals)

    22 Collaboration papers (refereed journals)

    14 conference contributions.
     


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