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     Date Submitted:08-01-2017
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     Current job:Astro-Ontologist (Seeking opportunities)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsastro-ontology, astroinformatics, ontology, space studies, space policy, astroinformatics, orbital debris ontology, knowledge engineering, knowledge representation, data model, maritime search and rescue, maritime safety, database, website development
    CV

    Curriculum Vitae - FEB 2017

    STATEMENT: Help others succeed and you will succeed.

    I'm a research affiliate at the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (Univ.Maryland). I have two publications in the journal of Space Policy, and approx. 5 on ontology for space data, with two forthcoming in 2017. I seek any space job I may be of service in, to continue my space education, and to acquire satellite and astronautical operations training. I am willing to undertake high-risk training and actitivies in the field. As an example, I have sought to do maritime search and rescue as a boat crew first-responder.

    LANGUAGES  English, Italian
    CITIZENSHIP: USA

    EDUCATION & ACTIVITIES

    Coursework. Space Studies. American Military University/APUS (2009, 11, 13)

    Masters. Philosophy, w/Ontology focus. The State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA, Dept. of Philosophy (Sept. 2011) Academic Advisor: Dr. Thomas Bittner

    B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, Dept. Philosophy;
    Minor: Business & Management w/focus in Business Information Technology, (May 2007)
    Honors: Dean’s list – Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2007

    Ongoing (Independent Efforts): Paper-writing, Project dev., Presentations, Research,  Webmaster, Volunteership, Professional dev. courses, Webinars, Online discussion groups, Field training.

    Recent Examples:
    - Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research Workshop, Univ. Maryland (2014, Nov 2016 panelist)
    - Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (Sept. 2016, paper & poster)
    - 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting (Feb 2016, presented paper)
    - Emergency Support Function - Search and Rescue, FEMA (online) (Nov 2015)
    - STK Fundamentals tutorial (orbit simulator) (x3) from AGI Inc. (online) (2014, 2016)

    Vespucci Initiative Summer Institute for Geographic Information Science (GIS): Spatial Information in Science & Society (July 1-7, 2012); Process Ontology (July 17-23, 2011);

    Merchant Mariner Credential (USCG-approved), Mariner’s School/Mariners Learning System (2008, 2013)         [Maritime resume available upon request.]

    SPECIFIC GOALS
    - A funded opportunity to complete my Orbital Space Ontology Project, and papers. Example opportunities of interest: companies to apply to grants with; a research-training-network, general funding, etc.
    - A space degree studentship
    - Satellite Controller/Operations Training; and Astronautical Training
    - Maritime Search & Rescue training and work, Heavy-weather boat operations training
    - To contribute to humanitarian or otherwise philanthropic endeavors

     

    RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

    1) Ongoing Independent Efforts (Apr 2014- present): Paper-writing; Concept dev.; Field training; Volunteership; Web editing; Job-search, Degree-search, Funding/Grant search

    2) Research AssociateOntologist
    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan (May 2013 – Feb 2014) Research Center for Service Science (within the School of Knowledge Science).
    Supervisor & Coauthor: Dr. Riichiro Mizoguchi. Published paper 2015.
    Project: The River Flow Model of Disease (RFM); Ontology development & curation, Phi of Newtonian Mechanics & Force.

    3) Visiting Researcher Ontologist, Philosopher (Jan 23 through Mar 2012)
    Osaka University, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Dept. of Knowledge Systems., Osaka, Japan.

    4) Metadata Analyst – Ontologist Intern
    Alion Science and Technology, Washington, D.C. (June 2011)
    Supervisor: Dr. Lowell Vizenor                      
    Project: U.S. Next Generation Air Transportation System
    Semantic technologies review; NASA SWEET ontologies

    5) Graduate Assistantship – Ontologist
    SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (SDM) (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011, 9/2010-6/2011)
    Supervisor: Alan Ruttenberg
    Team brainstorming; Meetings with subject-matter experts; Used local database. Modeled social roles, and developed class definitions using Protégé editor

    6) Teaching Assistant – Grader
    Introduction to Deductive Logic (PHI215) (Fall 2010). Professor R.Dipert, University at Buffalo, SUNY

    7) GIS Assistant, Web Developer & Webmaster
    Geospatial Information Science(GIS) Lab (Fall 2009- Spring 2010)
    Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    Supervisors: Caitlin Curtis, Dr. Ezra Zubrow
    Used ArcGIS software to support GIS staff: Georeferencing, Rectifying, etc.Developed & launched two websites for the lab; Web Content Management

    8) Web Content and Collaborative Technology Strategist
    Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), Alexandria, VA (2009)
    Webmaster, Content Manager, Web 2.0 implementation, Quality Assurance, office-IT liaison

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2016

    1) “The Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain Ontology – Towards an International Information System for Space Data”, The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, Sept.20-23, 2016, Maui, Hi, USA (Also Poster presentation)

    2) “Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain Ontology” In CEUR workshop proceedings for The Joint Ontology Workshops, at the 9th International Conference of Formal Ontology for Information Systems (FOIS) Early Career Symposium, Annecy, France July 2016.  Project summary paper, and poster session.

    3) “Ontology Architectures for the Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain” International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution at the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Annecy France, July 2016.

    4) “Defending Spaceflight – The Echoes of Apollo”, Robert J. Rovetto (2016) Space Policy, June, Elsevier.

    5) “Preliminaries of a Space Situational Awareness Ontology”, Robert John Rovetto, T.S. Kelso. Presented at 26th AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics meeting, Napa, CA, USA Feb 14-18th, 2016. Proceedings published in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, vol 158, Univelt Inc. Univelt paper url= http://www.univelt.com/book=5920

    2015

    An Ontological Architecture for Orbital Debris Data”, Robert J. Rovetto (Aug 6 2015) Earth Science Informatics, 9(1), 67-82 (submitted Dec 2014). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/s12145-015-0233-3

    Causality and the Ontology of Disease”, Robert J. Rovetto, Riichiro Mizoguchi (Sept 2015) Journal of Applied Ontology, Vol.10(2). IOS Press.

    2014

    Newtonian Forces and Causation: A Dispositional Account”, A.Barton, R.Rovetto, R.Mizoguchi, 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September, 22-25, 2014.

    2013

    The Essential Role of Human Spaceflight”, Robert J. Rovetto (2013), Space Policy, Vol. 29(4) Elsevier. Original paper submitted to the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Human Spaceflight call for input papers on the future of U.S. human spaceflight (URL= http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/ASEB/DEPS_083343). 2014 report mentions this paper: URL= https://www.nap.edu/read/18801/chapter/15

    Shaping Up: The Phenotypic Quality Ontology and Cross Sections”, Robert J. Rovetto (2013) In CEUR workshop proceedings of Shapes 2.0 workshop at the 4th World Congress on Universal Logic. Abstract available here and here.

    2011

    The Shape of Shapes: An Ontological Exploration”, Robert Rovetto. Paper presented at the 7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context 2011. In CEUR workshop proceedings, vol. 812.

     

    INDEPENDENT PROJECTS (Unfunded—seeking funded opportunities to work on these)

    1) Astronautical Ontology – Orbital Space Domain Ontology and Taxonomy (©2011-2017 Robert J. Rovetto.)

    Status: In progress. Seeking funded opportunities to work sustainably on this, e.g., (a) a degree scholarship (PhD, MS or other for this project) (b) an employment opportunity for this project, (c) companies or univ.professors to apply to grants, mentors in ontology and astrodynamics to help realize this project. Project Page: www.purl.org/space-ontology
    Description: Originally conceived in 2011 (orbital debris ontology), my project involves applying ontology to the broader orbital space domain (space debris, SSA, etc.) to model the orbital environment, classify space objects, ontologically model orbital concepts, and provide a unified knowledge model. I've laid out a series of research topics/papers to pursue, have published some. I’ve conceive this project as involving various space agencies & academia partners. It is intended to be a multi-organizational project because it has potential to be globally beneficial. I wish to use this project to allow me to study astronautics (my original passion), and complete a space degree.

    2) Maritime (2008 & 2015 – Unpublished, but completed)

    - Maritime Aid to Navigation Guide/Manual (2008 – see Volunteer section, below)
    -Boat Operations Manual (2015) I produced for a recreational tour boating business that I worked for as a captain.

    AWARDS & GRANTS

    1) Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace through Space — a Runner-up, at SpaceVision 2014 conference.

    2) International School on Applied Ontology, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, June 26-July 1

    3) FOIS conference 2016, and WoCoMOE workshop (at FOIS), Annecy, France, July 5-9, 2016

    4) USCG Auxiliary: Awards & certifications here (2006-‘09)

     

    VOLUNTEERSHIP & SERVICE

    1) United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Washington D.C., MD, VA; NJ (Approx. 2006 – 2016). Produced a 100-page Aid to Navigation manual (2009), available here, and developed presentation. Training & Operations: boat crew; first-aid; maritime safety. FEMA courses. Completed courses here.

    2) Website Management (editing, coding, content management):
    - YAMATO Ontology
    - Journal of Search and Rescue

    MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
    1) Research Affiliate, Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research, Univ. of Maryland (2016-present)
    2) AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2015-present, 2012-2014, 2002)
    3) Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Buffalo chapter (2009-2013)
    4) IAOA: The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (2011, 2013-present)
    5) OntologForum (2011-present); & Misc. Ontology Discussion and Working Groups (online)
    6) Ontology Research Group, SUNY at Buffalo, (2009-approx.2011)
    7) American Philosophical Association (2011, 2013-2014)

    RELEVANT SKILLS 
    - wk of: Orbital simulation software, e.g., AGI Inc. Systems Tool Kit (STK), Orbiter
    - Ontology (philosophical, formal, wk applied)
    - Symbolic Logic: Propositional, First-Order Predicate Calculus
    - wk of: Semantic Technologies & Ontology Engineering, OWL, RDF, and Description Logic
    - Ontology/Taxonomy Editors: wk of Protégé; TopBraid Composer; HOZO editor
    - wk of: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning languages, e.g., SNEPS language
    - Frontend Website Development/Editing: Content management; (X)HTML, CSS
    - Critical/Analytical thinking, Concept(ual) analysis and development
    - Instructional manual development

    ONLINE PRESENCE: ORCID DBLP Computer Science PubAcademia.com, Github, Philpapers

    Thank you


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