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A longtime space advocate is stepping away from the space resources company he helped found more than five years ago and now plans to help develop the next generation of space startups. SpaceNews.com
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FY-19 NDAA: Lawmakers are diving deeper into DoD acquisition strategies and space capabilities, particularly launch. SpaceNews.com
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Thermo Capital, owner of Globalstar, is merging the satellite operator with a landline company it owns in a $1.65 billion deal intended to help pay off Globalstar’s debts. SpaceNews.com
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Northrop Grumman executives said April 25 that the company declined to submit a proposal for the next set of GPS 3 satellites, all but guaranteeing that Lockheed Martin will win the competition. SpaceNews.com
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The remote sensing industry is trying to contribute to “global transparency,” said Walter Scott, chief technology officer of Maxar Technologies and founder of DigitalGlobe. SpaceNews.com
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The House of Representatives approved legislation April 24 that would reform commercial remote sensing regulation and create a licensing regime for “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson made news last week at the Space Symposium with major announcements on the reorganization of Space and Missile Systems Center and the standup of a new office to eliminate bottlenecks in the system. SpaceNews.com
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Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data. SpaceNews.com
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Geospatial data companies are focusing intently on acquiring satellite imagery quickly and speeding data delivery to customers. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-04-2014
     Last Modified:01-07-2017 (05:09)
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     Current job:Lead Data Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsData analysis, software, signal processing, data science, C++, python
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    Skills

    Data exploration and analysis, machine learning, mathematics, statistics, Linux operating systems

    Monte Carlos, simulations, modeling, signal processing

    Technical writing, public speaking, presentations, science communication

    Primary languages: Python, C++, C, IDL

     

    Work Experience

    (2014– 2017) Lead Data Scientist, Civis Analytics

    Team lead in the Data Science Research & Development department, with responsibilities including design and implementation of machine learning algorithms for the Civis platform, and maintenance of Civis data science software.

    (2010 – 2014) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago

    Data analysis for the South Pole Telescope collaboration. Worked with a group of approximately 70 scientists to obtain cosmological data and extract interesting information. The South Pole Telescope's second generation camera generates ~200 GB of data per day, and has been operating since February 2012. About 10 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interact directly with the data.

    Project lead, analysis software for second generation camera on the South Pole Telescope

    Used signal processing techniques to turn time-varying data from camera channels into images of the sky

    Created and maintained low-level automatic processing for telescope data

    Helped to commission second generation camera and verify operation

    Advised graduate students

    Presented research results at conferences

    Recognition: Robert R. McCormick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2010 – 2013

    Associate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 2011 – present

     

    (2005 – 2010) Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles

    Data analysis for the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) collaboration, a NASA long-duration balloon experiment. The ANITA collaboration comprises ~40 scientists using radio antennas to search for exotic forms of radiation. The first ANITA experiment collected a few TB of data.

    Performed primary analysis (one of three) of experimental data

    Filtered multi-channel radio data and used interferometric techniques to search for and identify faint signals

    Developed methods and visualizations now used over three generations of the experiment

    Built and operated ground calibration radio system

    Used data from ground calibration system to interpret experimental data

    Recognition: Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, 2011

     

    Additional Experience

    (2011 – present) Speaker at “Astronomy Conversations”, Adler Planetarium

    Spoke with planetarium visitors about current astronomy research and topics in physics and astronomy

     

    (2012 – 2013) Committee member, departmental presentations committee

    Selected and invited speakers and organized talks at the University of Chicago cosmology department's weekly science presentation series

     

    Education

    2010, PhD, Physics, University of California, Los Angeles

    2003, BS with highest distinction, Purdue University. Majors: Physics, Mathematics. Minor: Philosophy

     

    Interests

    Distance running, meditation, strategy games


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