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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating space out of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
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Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:24 +0000
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-03-2017
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     Current job:Postdoctoral research fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsspatial statistics, applied mathematics, ecology, meteorology, machine learning
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    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    04/2014–Present

    Postdoctoral fellow in statistics

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

    Development of novel Bayesian models reflecting wildlife survey designs and the underlying species distribution

    Implementation of an R package for distribution assessment and uncertainty estimation based on spatially referenced environmental data

    Planning and conducting workshops to teach using the package as well as the underlying theory to statisticians, ecologists and wildlife managers

    Collaborations with the Norwegian Computing Center, NOAA (USA) and the University of Aberdeen (UK) focusing on problem-specific methodological advancements

    Presentation of the project's results at international conferences and publicizing in highly ranked journals

    References are available on request

     

    10/2006–07/2010

    Tutor on mathematics for biologists

    Humboldt Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

    Head tutor responsible for teaching and providing outstanding students with extracurricular material

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    09/2010–03/2014

    Ph.D. in applied mathematics

    EQF level 8

    Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany)

    Fellowship at the research training group "Spatio/Temporal Graphical Models and Applications in Image Analysis" funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

    Thesis: "Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Remote Assessment of Atmospheric Dust" (graded "Magna cum laude")​

    Design of an adaptive radiative transfer model for detecting aerosols in Meteosat SEVIRI imagery. Development of a statistical model employing fluid dynamics in order to track and forecast dust storms emerging in northern Africa

    Collaboration and joint publications with statisticians at the University of Heidelberg as well as the University of Waterloo (CA)

    Presentation of my research at conferences in geoscience and statistics

     

    10/2003–08/2010

    Diploma in computer science

    EQF level 7

    Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

    Diploma project in applied computer sciences and in collaboration with the department of psychology. My thesis "Analysis of an active Brain Computer Interface based on Restricted Boltzmann Machines" developed a neural network and deep learning techniques for electroencephalogram (EEG) time series analysis. (graded "very good")

    Emphasis "Theory of Distributed Systems" graded "very good" and final diploma grade "very good (with distinction)"​

     

    10/2006–06/2010

    Additional matriculation for studies in mathematics

     

    Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

    Intermediate diploma exams in Analysis I-III ("very good") and Numerics ("very good")

    Certificates in Linear Algebra I/II, Probability, Graph Theory, Functional Analysis and Geometry

     

    07/1995–06/2002

    High school A-levels (German Abitur)

    EQF level 4

    Robert-Blum-Oberschule, Berlin (Germany)

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    German

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    French

    A2

    A2

    A1

    A1

    A1

     

    Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    Excellent English communication skills gained through close teamwork in international environments

    Proficient in presenting complex concepts to interdisciplinary conference audiences with a wide range of prior knowledge on the matter

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Mentoring skills acquired while advising in Ph.D. projects and undergraduate students

    Organizational skills gained by providing​ workshops ​on spatial statistics and the usage of my software

     

    Job-related skills

    In-depth knowledge in spatial statistics acquired in course of my Ph.D. and postdoctoral work

    Experienced in statistical testing and uncertainty assessment applied to model selection problems

    Acquainted with typical remote sensing problems like cloud masking and image registration

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

       

     

    Excellent command of R, MATLAB and Python employed in a variety of research projects

    Knowledge in C++, Java, PHP and SQL gained as computer science student

    Extensive experience of working in UNIX and Windows environments

     


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