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The Italian Space Agency on July 23 kick-started development of a communications satellite that Italy will share with other nations as part of the pan-European GovSatCom program.  SpaceNews.com
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:30:18 +0000
The venture arm of Lockheed Martin has invested in small launch startup ABL Space Systems, the second such company the aerospace giant has taken a stake in. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:00:45 +0000
Maxar Technologies plans to install a NASA sensor to monitor air pollution over North America on a commercial communications satellite scheduled for launch to geostationary orbit in 2022. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:36:08 +0000
OneWeb Satellites, the joint venture of Airbus and OneWeb, formally opened its Florida factory that will soon be producing satellites for OneWeb’s constellation at the rate of two per day. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:33:32 +0000
India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and lunar surface spacecraft Monday, a week after the first launch attempt was scrubbed due to an issue with the launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:34 +0000
As NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first crewed landing on the moon, the agency released new details about how it will procure landers to enable humans to return to the moon in the 2020s. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 02:53:09 +0000
NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:27:21 +0000
The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:20 +0000
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:22:00 +0000
Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:29 +0000
During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-01-2019
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     Current job:Postdoc Researcher
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     Keywordsdata analysts, physics, astronomy, radio telescope
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    I am a radio astronomer with two years Postdoctoral research experience working with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project (focusing on image data analysis). This is an international collaboration for the world’s largest radio telescope. I have acquired broad and extensive knowledge in the telescope theory (i.e. Aperture Synthesis) and image data analysis methods and techniques, specifically in statistics, noise modelling and information extraction. I have also gained significant experience in several programming languages and high performance computation. My research involved creating new statistic method to solve new and complex problems that have to be mitigated in order to realize the specific scientific goals.

     

    Relevant Experience

    Extract as much as possible information with “sensor fusion” (combined radio image with optical/infrared galaxies image) (C, FFT and python)

    Radio telescope measurements usually contaminated by the neighborhood due to its large Point Spread Function. We have derived a model for this contamination (i.e. confusion noise).

    The combination of other wavelength telescope allowed us better localize specific galaxy populations. With the help optical/infrared telescope and our model of confusion noise, we reconstructed the underlying galaxy intensity distribution with no bias.

    Designed and implemented the method in C code with help of FFTW, and created simulated data to test the pipeline. 

    Calculate galaxy correlation from 1,000,000 observed galaxies (MPI parallelization C++)

    Carefully checked observed images and located the image defects with statistical methods.

    Created several mock catalogues for comparison and for uncertainty reduction.

    Designed and implemented pipeline to measure galaxy density correlation with high performance parallel computation.

    Designed and implemented a fast algorithm for gesture recognition with Kinect(C#)

    Designed a fast real-time algorithm to recognize “palm” and “fist” with Kinect.

    Improved the “fist” state recognition performance to adapt hand moving situations.

    Tested and fine tuning the algorithm in different light environments and distances.

    Programed Markov Chain Monte Carlo(MCMC) sampling (C/C++, MPI)

    Motion estimation of our solar system(C/C++, Healpix, IDL)

    Investigated temperature fluctuation (CMB) image: measured the morphological properties and tested whether the temperature fluctuation following Gaussian distribution (Matlab).

     

    Relevant Skills

    Programming Languages: C/C++, Matlab

    Relevant Skills: Data analysis/modelling, pipelining, High Performance Computing with MPI, statistical inference, scientific writing,

    Relevant Course: Algorithm Analysis and Design.

     

    Employment and Education

    Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (Cape Town 2015-2018)
    SKA South Africa / University of the Western Cape

    Ph.D. in Physics, University of Bielefeld (Bielefeld 2012-2015)
    M.Sc. in Physics, University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen 2009-2011)
    Study Microelectronics at Peking University(Beijing 2008-2009)
    B.Sc. in Applied Physics, Tianjin University(Tianjin 2003-2007)
     

    Teaching Experience

    Organized weekly journal club at University of Western Cape
    Out Reach Program: Giving mini cosmology lecture in South Africa high school
    Tutor for “Large Scale Structure lecture” at Bielefeld University
    Tutor for “Gravitational Wave lecture”    at Bielefeld University
    Tutor for “General Relativity lecture”       at Bielefeld University
     

    International Project Experience

    Member of SKA continuum cosmology group, contributed to the SKA Redbook
    Core Member of EMU(a project using ASKAP telescope) cosmology group
     


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