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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
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
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
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
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
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
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     Date Submitted:07-10-2016
     Last Modified:23-01-2017 (05:48)
    Job information
     Current job:GIS professional
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsBusiness, Finance, GIS, Remote Sensing, Earth Observation
    CV

    OBJECTIVE


     

    Seeking a challenging position in Market and Financial Research Analysis with a world class organization in which I can contribute with my unique skills and acquired knowledge.

     

    PROFESSIONAL VALUE OFFERED


     

    An astute and skilled professional offering over 2 years of experience in the field of researching, capturing, analyzing and aligning fundamental data.

    Currently associated with WIKISTRAT - Crowdsourcing Consulting as Researcher.

    Qualified MBA from Thompson Rivers University, and CFA Level 2 Candidate.

    Proven track record in performing financial analysis and reporting for critical decision making purposes; developing algorithms and software to assist knowledge discovery or criteria for decision making.

     

    KEY COMPETENCIES


     

    Market Analysis and Modeling

    Report Generation

    GIS & Remote Sensing

    Industrial Research & Forecasting

    Financial Statement Analysis

    Spatial Data Conversion

    Statistical Data Analysis

    Financial Modeling

    Spatial Data Analysis

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS


    MATLAB and R Programming, Econometric Views (Eviews), Basic SQL programming, Proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, Advance Excel Skills: Decision/ Business Modeling Techniques, ArcGIS, QGIS and ERDAS Imagine.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


    WIKISTRAT - Crowdsourcing Consulting                                 Since Aug 2016

    WIKISTRAT Inc. is a geostrategic analysis and business consultancy founded in Australia in 2009 and headquartered in the United States. It is the world's first crowdsourced consultancy leveraging a global network of over 2,000 subject-matter experts.

    Researcher - I                      

    Conducted market research and brain storming discussions to draw actionable insights.

    Prepared reports and implementable solutions from the derived insights to drive business decision making

    Evaluated existing research techniques and recommended improvements to ensure improved quality and productivity.

    Compared actual results with expected results and suggested solutions to correct the deviations, as well as provided scientific and technical expertise for conducting research experiments.

     

    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO, Dehradun - Geoinformatics Department                     Aug 2011 – Sep 2013

    Scientist/ Engineer “SC”

    Supervised 7 foreign nationals on contemporary projects for their respective countries in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing.

    Developed a software using knowledge based algorithm to generalize the road network dataset automatically to any required scale as user wants (as part of the project “Comparative Study of Knowledge Based Algorithm for Automated Road Network Generalization”)

    Generated scenarios using historical data of earthquakes that occurred in Venezuela in the past 500 years to predict the future damage of earthquake in terms of tsunami. These scenarios and safe areas/routes are overlaid on Google Map and Google Earth APIs/Open Layer APIs so that entire information can be visualized during tsunami alert.

    Coordinated the GIS courses for international participants of the external ministry of Asia Pacific Countries under Centre of Space Science and Technology for Education of Asia Pacific Countries (CSSTEAP, United Nation Centre and IIRS).

    Worked on GIS and remote sensing related office projects as well as acquired in-depth knowledge of statistical analysis and relational database management during this experience.

    Supervised a trainee on a project ‘Optimization of Health Services for IIRS staff’ by developing a User Interface of Automatic Map layout with the details of routes and medical facilities closest to the user as his/ her requirements.

    Developed an algorithm for a prototype of automatic detection and tracking of vehicles in a traffic video using scale variability of a road and image processing techniques like Kalman Filter.

     

     

    ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS


     

    Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program from CFA Level 2 Candidate             2017

    MBA from Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada               2015

    Bachelor of Technology (Physical Sciences from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology              2011


    ACADEMIC PROJECTS


    The Likelihood of Financial Distress in Canadian Energy Services and Technology Sectors: An Optimized Hybrid Forecasting Approach.”

    International Business Plan

    Corporate finance and accounting projects

    Project Charter and Project Management Plan

     

    INTERNSHIP


     

    Graduate Project Internship                     Feb 2011 – May 2011

    ‘Temporal and Spectral properties of two Cataclysmic Variables PQGEM and NYLVP’ at Space Astronomy Group, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore

     

    Summer Internship                                 Jul 2010

    “Analyzed data of young and low-mass clusters located in Sharpless-297 (Sh2- 297) using Near Infrared Two-Micron Multi Mirror (2MASS) Photometry data” at Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

     

    PUBLICATIONS


    Azimjon, S., Gupta, P. K., & R. S. G. S. (2014). Comparative Study of Algorithms for Automated Generalization of Linear Objects. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 1, 159-163.

    R. G., Gupta, P. K., & Jha, S. (2014). Object Detection and Tracking: Experiences with Conventional Image Processing Techniques on Vehicular Traffic Video. International Journal of Advance Computational Engineering and Networking (IJACEN), 2(8), 44-49.

     

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS


    Awarded full assistantship (tuition and living) for doing undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

    Participated in European Space Agency Copernicus master’s business challenge under the category of “Transport and Logistics Challenge by Satellite Applications Catapult”, September 20th, 2014.

    Won the award “The Greatest Leader” in a Leadership and Organizational Development course of MBA.

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


     

    Participated in College Athletics, Basketball and Football

    Worked as a volunteer statistics, Finance and Decision Modeling tutor for graduate studies students.

    Coordinated Cultural Fest event

    Financially supported a child for two years, with the intent of supplying education in collaboration with the NGO - World Vision, India.


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