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Presentation: "Real Data Science at NASA"

Track: Real Data Science / Time: Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Mountbatten Room

My vision for data science involves intelligent processes for integrating science software into rapid data production systems, unobtrusively; making efficient use of data transfer systems including automated approaches for their selection; on the appropriate use of cloud computing for burst processing, and archival storage; all with a foundation on open source software specifically at the Apache Software Foundation. These processes are being applied to the next generation of Earth science remote sensing missions; to astrophysics and radio astronomy projects including the Square Kilometre Array, to the U.S. National Climate.
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Chris Mattmann, Software Designer at NASA

Chris Mattmann

Biography: Chris Mattmann

Chris Mattmann has a wealth of experience in software design, and in the construction of large-scale data-intensive systems. His work has infected a broad set of communities, ranging from helping NASA unlock data from its next generation of earth science system satellites, to assisting graduate students at the University of Southern California (his Alma mater) in the study of software architecture, all the way to helping industry and open source as a member and Director at the Apache Software Foundation. When he's not busy being busy, he's spending time with his lovely wife and son braving the mean streets of Southern California.

Twitter: @chrismattmann