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Kafka Summit SF 2019

September 30 - October 1, 2019 | San Francisco

Maria Patterson

Data Scientist, High Alpha

Since earning a PhD in astronomy, Maria Patterson has worked to help scientists optimize their data analysis pipelines. She worked with NASA on cloud-based pipelines for automated processing of daily satellite imagery. During initial stages of NOAA’s Big Data Project, she led the technical development of a science “data commons” to ensure programmatic data access for researchers. Maria then returned to astronomy to architect a system for distributing alert streams of real-time object detection from large-scale telescopes. Currently, Maria is a Data Scientist with the venture studio High Alpha, supporting new cloud companies augment their products with data science.


Building a Newsfeed from the Universe: Data Streams in Astronomy

The field of astronomy is rapidly changing away from the traditional notion of a lone astronomer pointing a telescope at a single object in a static sky. Initiatives such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have ushered in a collaborative big data era of wide-field sky surveys, in which telescopes ... Read More

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