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The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
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The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. 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
    CV

    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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