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     Date Submitted:11-04-2017
     Last Modified:20-07-2017 (04:48)
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     Current job:Scientific Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsspace flight dynamics


    Date of birth: 18 December 1988

    Nationality: Russian




    PhD in Celestial Mechanics (Paris Observatory)



    Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016

    PhD at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris Observatory)

    Thesis Title: Physical and orbital characterisation of binary asteroids

    Supervisors: A. Doressoundiram and D. Hestroffer

    Key words: celestial mechanics, orbit determination, MCMC, Bayesian statistics, global optimisation algorithm (simulated annealing), trans-Neptunian binaries


    2012 – 2013

    Research Master's degree at Paris Observatory

    Specialisation: Gravitational Systems Dynamics


    2006 – 2012

    Engineering degree at Bauman Moscow State Technical University Department: Spacecraft Dynamics and Flight Control

    Specialisation: Navigation and ballistic support of spacecraft




    March 2017-today

    Scientific Researcher at Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

    Subject: Scientific Missions to Lagrangian points


    April – June 2013

    Research internship at IMCCE, Paris Observatory

    Subject: Space debris propagation after impact


    2010 – 2012

    Engineer (part-time work) at Mission control center (Korolev, Russia)

    Subject: Data Relay Network “MKSR Luch”




    Programming languages: R, Java, C++, Fortran, SQL

    Computer software: GMAT, Eclipse, C++ Builder, MS Office, AutoCad, Oracle Database



    Russian: native language

    French: fluent

    English: upper intermediate



    Kovalenko, I. D., Stoica, R. S., Emelyanov N. V. “Maximum a posteriori estimation through simulated annealing for binary asteroid orbit determination.” MNRAS (to be published)

    Kovalenko, I. D., Doressoundiram, A., E. Lellouch, E. Vilenius et al. "TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. XIII. Characterization of multiple trans-Neptunian objects observed with Herschel Space Observatory.” (in preparation)

    Kovalenko, I. D., Stoica, R. S., Emelyanov, N. V., Doressoundiram, A., & Hestroffer, D. "Bayesian statistical approach to binary asteroid orbit determination." IAU Symposium. Vol. 318. 2016. (conference proceedings)



    Kovalenko, I., & Doressoundiram, A. (2016, October). Characterization of Trans-Neptunian Binaries. In AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 48).

    Kovalenko, I., Stoica, R. S., Hestroffer, D., & Doressoundiram, A. (2015, October). Bayesian statistical approach to binary asteroid orbit determination. In European Planetary Science Congress 2015, held 27 September-2 October, 2015 in Nantes, France, Online at http://meetingorganizer. copernicus. org/EPSC2015, id. EPSC2015-223 (Vol. 10, p. 223).

    Dmitrievna Kovalenko, I., & Stoica, R. S. (2015, August). Bayesian Statistical Approach To Binary Asteroid Orbit Determination. IAU General Assembly, 22, 55048.

    Kovalenko, I., Hestroffer, D., Doressoundiram, A., Emelyanov, N., & Stoica, R. (2014, September). Statistical inversion method for binary asteroids orbit determination. In Journées systèmes de référence spatio-temporels.

    Kovalenko, I., Doressoundiram, A., & Hestroffer, D. (2014). Study of binary asteroids with three space missions. In 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (Vol. 40).

    Kovalenko, I., Hestroffer, D., & Doressoundiram, A. (2014, July). Gaia prospects for binary and multiple asteroids. In Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2014 (Vol. 1, p. 285).

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