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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine played down any differences with his Russian counterpart as he gears up for meetings with him and other space agency leaders to discuss cooperation on NASA’s exploration plans. SpaceNews.com
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If all goes as currently planned, sometime in 2022 a rocket will lift off carrying a payload that at first glance will look familiar. This payload, though, won’t be destined for geostationary orbit. Instead, the spacecraft will head to cislunar space. SpaceNews.com
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Faced with growing competition from startups entering the field, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is looking to reduce costs on its existing Pegasus and Minotaur rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:10:09 +0000
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:22:48 +0000
It is evident we need to examine how to build a robust space economy and infrastructure, one built to accommodate future growth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:37:57 +0000
NASA is planning two alternative reviews of an airborne observatory amid conflicting congressional views on whether the program will be eligible for the next senior review of astrophysics missions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:58:10 +0000
One thing a highball estimate does accomplish is “shift the debate to how expensive this is going to be." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:06:46 +0000
NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of a commercial satellite weather data pilot program. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:00:48 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission Sept. 20, growing the rocket’s backlog to five as its debut launch nears. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:43 +0000
Whoever signs up for one of two certification flights for the Omega rocket, will get a ride “at a reduced rate." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:45:58 +0000
"It doesn't necessarily mean buying a company. It could be buying a product line. It could be buying a portion of a business that fits with us. We want to make sure that it's strategic." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:51:28 +0000
Bezos: At a time of increasing global competition, “You have to be able to go to space more frequently, with less lead time." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:32:28 +0000
Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will launch its first satellites in 2019 with Rocket Lab under a deal announced Sept. 19. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
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Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wrestling. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:05-10-2016
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     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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