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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +0000
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +0000
Virgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +0000
The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +0000
A test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +0000
The shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +0000
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private sector. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +0000
Members of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and Congress. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay, Florida. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +0000
Arianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +0000
Nearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its recommendations. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:32:07 +0000
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:53:13 +0000
SpaceNews Editor-in-Chief Brian Berger presents the winners of 2018 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:06:06 +0000
China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit Wednesday following a four-and-half-day flight to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:54:27 +0000
Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:32:51 +0000
As a founder and chief strategy officer of ATLAS Space Operations, a satellite data communications company that has been doing this very same thing for the past four years, you might think I’d be a little nervous to see Amazon enter the industry. But I’m not. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:56:03 +0000
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-10-2016
     Last Modified:05-10-2016 (12:36)
    Job information
     Current job:PostDoc
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsData and Image analyses, Bayesian probability theory, Statistical modeling, Astrometry, Cosmology
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    Education

    2011 Doctor rerum naturalium

         Magna cum laude

         Astronomy, Physics Department

         Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich, Germany

    1998 Master of Science

         Full grade

         Physics

         Universita` degli Studi di Torino, Italy

     

    Work Experience

    12.2015 – 01.2017 PostDoc, MPI for Astrophysics, Garching (D)

    Data analysis for radio interferometric data employing Information Field Theory approach.

    05.2015 – 11.2015 PostDoc, MPI for extraterrestrial physics, Garching (D)

    INTEGRAL/SPI data analysis for the quest of positron annihilation employing IFT approach.

    02.2015 – 04.2015 Research Associate, ESO, Garching (D)

    Combining robust image detection with spectroscopy to study galaxies groups and clusters: unifying Chandra and ESO data in the CDF-S region.

    04.2014 – 07.2014 Teaching assistant, TUM, Munich (D)

    Recitation session on “Data Analysis and Monte Carlo Methods”.

    http://dataanalysisandmcmethods.blogspot.de

    12.2010 – 12.2013 Researcher and PostDoc, MPI for extraterrestrial physics, Garching (D)

    In preparation for the eROSITA mission: Simulation development of X-ray images and their data analysis.

    10.2001 – 11.2010 Research Scholar, MPI for plasmaphysics, Garching (D)

    Development of a forward method for the detection of weak signal in presence of high noise in Poisson regime. N.B. Time range not corresponding to effective working time, interruption concerning child care.

    07.1998 – 09.2001 Research Associate, STScI, Baltimore (USA)

    DSS and GSC (detection and classification) generation.

    Development of several research projects: determination of angular diameters of asteroids, stars and stellar sources in high background; proper motion studies of stellar mass black-holes, planetary nebulae and their central stars. Project coordinator between STScI and Astronomical Observatory of Turin.

    10.1996 – 10.1998 Diploma student, OATo, Turin (IT)

    Analysis and data reduction of HST/FGS observations of Mira stars. Discovery of asymmetric pulsations.

     

    Computer Skills

    Operating Systems  OS X, Linux, Unix, VAX/VMS, MS-Windows

    Progr. Lang.        R, python, IDL, Fortran, basic of C and C++

    Script.Lang.        AWK, Perl

    Markup Lang.       HTML

    Software           Scientific data analysis (cfitsio, FTools, MIDAS, Exsas, Iraf, ROOT), Latex, Mathematica

     

    Language Skills Italian (native), English (excellent), German (good)

     

    Communication Skills 14 Conferences attended, 14 Workshops. Program committee member for 3 workshops. 32 presentations given. 3 invited talks. 13 posters.

     

    Publication Summary 30 scientific publications (10 first author, 16 peer-reviewed, 19 conference proceedings): 2 Nature articles. 615 citations, data taken from the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (Oct 5, 2016).

     

    Post Graduate Education

    2013 - Kavalur (India) The 4th IIA - PennState Astrostatistics School

    Astrostatistics course

    Astrostatistics School designed to introduce the new challenges arose in astrophysics due to the needs of rigorous applications of statistical methods to large multiwavelength data sets, requiring complex automated processes.

    Organized jointly by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore (India), and the Center for Astrostatistics, Pennsylvania State University (USA).

    2003 - Wallops Island, VA (USA) 3rd International X-ray Astronomy School

    Astrophysics course

    Courses in X-ray astronomy organized jointly by the Universities Space Research Association, NASA and the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center.

    2002 - Garching, Germany Bayesian Inference in Astronomy & Astrophysics -A Short Course

    Astrostatistics course

    2001(2) - Garching, Germany Classes on Astrophysics and Observations

    Third NEON European Observing School'', Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris: Courses and practical training in astronomical observing.

    2000(1) - JHU, Baltimore (USA) Classes on Astrophysics

    Courses taken during Research Associate employment.

     

    Grants Awarded

    2014 DGDF (ESO). Combining robust image detection with spectroscopy to study galaxies groups and clusters: unifying Chandra and ESO data in the CDF-S region.

    2001 Hubble Space Telescope Observations, ID 9140, Cycle 3.

     

    Teaching

    Nov 3-5, 2014 - Trento, Italy “Interdisciplinary Workshop on Statistical and Analysis Methods in Nuclear, Particle and Astro- physics, at European Centre for Theoretical studies in Nuclear Physics and related areas”.

    Co-organized with the Excellence Cluster Universe. Introductory lectures for students.

    Feb 17-21, 2014 - Garching, Germany “Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop on Statistics”, MPE. Co-organized with the Excellence Cluster Universe. Lecture on image analysis and faint source detection: Bayesian mixture models.

    Nov 18-22, 2013 - Munich, Germany “Monte Carlo Methods in Advanced Statistics Applications and Data Analysis” School, MPI Munich.

    Lecture on image data decomposition: Bayesian mixture models applied to image analysis.

     

    Miscellaneous

    Press releases: 1) Hubble Telescope Measures Diameters of

    Pulsating Stars http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/26/;

    2) Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Sun's Galactic Neighborhood,

    Devouring Companion Star http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2001/blackhole/;

    3) Gamma rays reveal pair plasma from a flaring black hole binary system http://www.mpe.mpg.de/6517171/News_20160229

     

    Program Committee member for the “IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2013 Astroinformatics Workshop”. Dallas, TX, USA. Dec 7, 2013

    Member of “Massive Dataset Discovery & Classification in Synoptic Surveys” Working Group program 2012-2013 (SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA)

    Member of 1. International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 2. Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal (ASAIP), 3. International Astrostatistics Association (IAA)

    Initiator and co-organizer of Bayes Forum, MPE (since Dec 2011) http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~aws/bayes_forum.html

    Referee for “Astronomy & Computing” (Elsevier Inc.)

    Editorial Board of (Hindawi Publishing Corp.)


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