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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 23:07:09 +0000
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     Date Submitted:20-01-2023
     Last Modified:21-01-2023 (07:00)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     KeywordsSignal processing, space-systems, applied geometry, MATLAB, Python, Research, Earth-Observation Space Mission, spectral analysis, optimal estimation, embedded systems




    3 years’ experience in data science researching spacecraft Earth-observation instrument data

    Individual developer of an open-sourced data analytics platform for GRACE gravity space missions

    Expertise in applied geometry, space-systems, and digital signal processing



    Expertise in MATLAB for scientific computing and parallel processing

    Proficient in Python; working knowledge of Bash/Unix to automate workflows in data aggregation

    Proficient in Generic Mapping Toolkit (bash) and Surfer for geospatial data visualization

    Experience with high-level C++ (i.e., functional programming) on flight hardware

    Level-2 certified in Systems Tool Kit; experience integrating with scripting languages


    Master of Science | Earth and Space Science

    May 2023

    York University

    Toronto, ON

    Thesis: “GRACE and GRACE-FO Gravity Gradiometry”

    Research Group: “Space Geodesy Laboratory”; Supervisor: Dr Spiros Pagiatakis

    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours | Space Engineering

    May 2021

    York University

    Toronto, ON

    Capstone: “Canard Flight Stabilization System For Launch Vehicle”



    Research Assistant (MSc.)

    2021 | May - Ongoing

    Space Geodesy Laboratory

    MATLAB, Python, GMT, Bash, Surfer, STK

    Developing novel method for data fusion of GRACE data to extract new geophysical measurement

    Results show expected signatures in Himalayan, Indonesian areas for 15+ years of yearly solutions

    Expertise in mapping; effect of gridding procedures, filtering, and visualization methods

    Scrutinizing spacecraft design, flight-logs, theory against data to inform automated outlier detection

    Assisting PhD in software and consultation in “Space-borne Accelerometer Calibration using GPS”


    Gravity Space Mission Data Processing Intern (B.Eng.)

    2020 - 2021 | May - May

    Space Geodesy Laboratory

    MATLAB, Bash

    Conducted research in space-storm impact on space-borne accelerometer by cross wavelet analysis

    Differentiated instrument response to EM energy in time-frequency in storm against quiet-days

    Responsible to PhD student for data collection, assembly, pre-processing, and consultation

    Manuscripts in Preparation and Conference Presentation


    Nikeet Pandit, Dr Spiros Pagiatakis On Development of GRACE Gradiometry: A New Geophysical Measurement from a Launched Space-System. Scientific Journal. 2023

    Nikeet Pandit “GRACE and GRACE-FO Gravity Gradiometry”. Thesis. York University, 2023

    Lassonde Undergraduate Research Conference 2020, York University, Toronto. Poster Presentation “Geomagnetic Storm Influence on Swarm Space Mission”



    Least-Squares and Fourier Wavelets: Theory and Application | A+

    2022 | Jan - May

    Signals, Systems, and Applied Time Series Analysis Directed Reading


    Expertise in wavelets for feature recognition and data-denoising

    Developed software for 2D multi-resolution analysis in wavelets

    Extended Kalman Filter Algorithm Development | A-

    2021 | Sep - Dec

    Advanced Optimal Estimators Theory and Application Graduate Project

    MATLAB, Python

    Developed EKF software for forward and backward spacecraft orbit estimation

    Lossy Compression Algorithm Development | A+

    2021 | Sep - Dec

    Harmonic Analysis and Image Processing Graduate Project


    Developed algorithms for image compression and enhancement with FFT; SVD; DWT; DCT

    Canard Flight Stabilization System for Launch Vehicle | A+

    2020 - 2021 | Sep - May

    Engineering Capstone, Software Lead


    Validated embedded system in lab to TRL4; launched on supersonic rocket in 2022

    Worked on system modelling for in-flight prediction; LV orientation and peak altitude control

    Programmed microcontroller (32-bit) to actuate servos (TTL serial), interface sensors


    Satellite Tracking Software | A+

    2021 | Jan - May

    Space Hardware Undergraduate Course


    Collaboratively developed software which controlled 46m dish and tracked GPS satellites

    Spacecraft Hardware Laboratory Work | A

    2020 - 2021 | Sep - May

    Space Hardware Undergraduate Course


    Guided antenna, using STK and LabVIEW, to pick up signal of astronomical radio source

    Used I2C and SPI interfaces; worked LabVIEW to dashboard data from accelerometer chips

    Lab experience with spectrum/network analyzers; oscilloscopes; function generators; circuitry

    Learned FPGA basics and used VHDL to modify sample code on hardware

    Thermal Design of Spacecraft | 98% on Final Project

    2020  | Sep - Dec

    Heat Transfer Undergraduate Course

    NX Space Systems Thermal, STK

    Characterized heat flow of satellite in full-sun low-earth orbit; determined radiator sizing

    Vibration Testing for Launch | 99% on Final Project

    2019 | Jan - May

    Materials for Space Applications Undergraduate Course

    NX Nastran for Validation

    Performed vibration testing in accordance with ATSM standards to qualify PCB for launch



    Teaching Assistant Appointments

    2021 - 2023 | May - May

    York University

    Toronto, ON

    Facilitated 5 labs in physics, sciences; grader for 5 courses in physics, sciences, engineering ethics

    Interests and Languages


    Bouldering; boxing; golf; table-tennis; machine learning/AI; Bob’s Burgers; Intermediate French

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