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Jonathan Roberts
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Three NYC wins in a row, and this year we take home the global trophy. Yep, myself, Matt Lipson (also on the +About.com  Data Science team), and Tim Winkler (IBM Watson) won the global +NASA hackathon, and we'll be going to watch a +SpaceX rocket launch in September! Thanks to +Space Apps NYC for another great event!
From a voice and gesture command system for spacecraft, to an app that provides farmers information about their crops' health, this year’s winners of the International Space Apps Challenge cover a wide range of technology solutions for space exploration and life on Earth.
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NASA is hiring - and you don't have to be a physicist. I thought this might be of interest to a few people here, and didn't see a general jobs feed. Please move it, or let me know if there's a better place.

I'm totally unaffiliated to this, but have friends at NASA who passed this on to me. I'm personally running the data science group at About.com, so  working in a somewhat different field!
 
NASA is hiring data scientists! No formal physics background required - this is straight up data science. If you've ever fancied studying space, and you have a background in big data analytics, this is your opportunity. Ignore the job title and read the full job rec.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373984600
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NASA is hiring - and you don't have to be a physicist.
 
NASA is hiring data scientists! No formal physics background required - this is straight up data science. If you've ever fancied studying space, and you have a background in big data analytics, this is your opportunity. Ignore the job title and read the full job rec.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373984600
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NASA is hiring - and you don't need to be a physicist.
 
NASA is hiring data scientists! No formal physics background required - this is straight up data science. If you've ever fancied studying space, and you have a background in big data analytics, this is your opportunity. Ignore the job title and read the full job rec.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373984600
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On Wednesday night, we'll have a panel of astrophysicists, civic hackers, and data viz experts discussing the cross-over between #NASA science and challenges here on earth, in preparation for Space Apps. Come, and get a head start on NASA's International Space Apps hackathon!

#spaceapps   #nasa   #science  
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On Wednesday night, we'll have a panel of astrophysicists, civic hackers, and data viz experts discussing the cross-over between #NASA science and challenges here on earth, in preparation for Space Apps. Come, and get a head start on NASA's International Space Apps hackathon!

#spaceapps   #nasa   #science  
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Always fun to have another NASA win :)
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NASA is hiring - and you don't have to be a physicist.
 
NASA is hiring data scientists! No formal physics background required - this is straight up data science. If you've ever fancied studying space, and you have a background in big data analytics, this is your opportunity. Ignore the job title and read the full job rec.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373984600
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NASA is hiring data scientists! No formal physics background required - this is straight up data science. If you've ever fancied studying space, and you have a background in big data analytics, this is your opportunity. Ignore the job title and read the full job rec.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/373984600
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On Wednesday night, we'll have a panel of astrophysicists, civic hackers, and data viz experts discussing the cross-over between #NASA science and challenges here on earth, in preparation for Space Apps. Come, and get a head start on NASA's International Space Apps hackathon!

#spaceapps   #nasa   #science  
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On Wednesday night, we'll have a panel of astrophysicists, civic hackers, and data viz experts discussing the cross-over between #NASA science and challenges here on earth, in preparation for Space Apps. Come, and get a head start on NASA's International Space Apps hackathon!

#spaceapps   #nasa   #science  
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Looking forward to the start of Academic to Data Rockstar in 45 mins. #DataRock   #data  

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Data scientist, mapper, open data advocate
Skills
quantitative analysis, NLP, data visualization, general hacker, data communication
Employment
  • About.com
    Director of Data Science, 2014 - present
    Using 18 years of internet data to predict the future
  • New York University
    Research Physicist, 2008 - 2013
    Investigating the nature of dark matter, and the origin of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays
  • Warsaw University of Technology
    Research Scientist, 2006 - 2008
    Predicting how dark matter might show up inside the Large Hadron Collider
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New York City
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Data hacker and mapper interested in telling stories with data.
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Official cartographer for Game of Thrones, made predictions being tested on the ISS, and serial winner of NYC NASA hackathons
Education
  • University of Southampton
    PhD Theoretical Particle Physics, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Oxford
    Physics and Philosophy, 1999 - 2003
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