I am a research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My research interests include remote sensing of planetary surfaces, machine learning analysis of large data observation sets, and modeling of processes that create geological surfaces. All the while enabling access and reproducibility of science with the means of Open Access, Open Science, and Open Source. I am the PI of a NASA proposal to create an updated version of the Cassini UVIS dataset, and a Co-I of several projects in the fields of polar Mars, Saturn rings, and Venus imaging science. I also serve as a repeat reviewer of NASA proposals and mission data sets to be archived in the Planetary Data System (PDS).
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PhD in High Energy Astrophysics, 2005
University of Durham, UK
Diploma in Physics (Astronomy, High Energy Physics), 1999
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Pre-Diploma in Physics, 1995
University of Konstanz, Germany
This paper describes the reduction pipeline of surface markings of the Citizen Science project Planet Four into a catalog of geo-located fan and blotch objects. Planet Four enlists the general public to map the shapes, directions, and sizes of the seasonal fans visible in orbital images. Over 80,000 volunteers have contributed to the Planet Four project, reviewing 221 images, from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera.