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Program Organizing Committee (POC)

Pascal Ballester (ESO) pballest@eso.org

Pascal Ballester is Head of the Pipeline Systems Department at the European Southern Observatory. He joined ESO in 1990, to integrate the Image Processing Group for the development of instrument-related software in MIDAS. He coordinated several projects for the Very Large Telescope, including data reduction software for the high-resolution spectrograph UVES of the Very Large Telescope, the ESO Exposure Time Calculators, and Data Flow System for the VLT Interferometer.  Since 2007, he leads the ESO Pipeline Systems Department, responsible for the development of data reduction software and observation preparation models for the VLT and ALMA facilities.

Sébastien Derrière (CSA/France) sebastien.derriere@astro.unistra.fr

 

Daniel Durand

Daniel Durand - POC Exec (CADC) Daniel.Durand@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Daniel currently serves as an Astronomer with the Canadian Astronomy Data Center.

Carlos Gabriel

Carlos Gabriel - POC Chair (ESA-ESAC) Carlos.Gabriel@sciops.esa.int

Carlos is a staff member of the European Space Agency, currently working in the XMM-Newton Space Operations Centre, at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), located in Villafranca del Castillo, Spain. He has been working in astronomical software development for more than 15 years as well as participating in the calibration of infrared and x-ray space-bourne instruments. Currently he is leading the XMM-Newton scientific analysis software development team.

 

Brian Glendenning (NRAO) bglenden@nrao.edu

 

Tony Krueger

Tony Krueger - POC Exec (STScI) krueger@stsci.edu

Tony Krueger is the Chief Engineer for Planning and Scheduling at the Space Telescope Science Institute. He is responsible for the technical oversight of the James Webb Space Telescope's and the Hubble Space Telescope's planning and scheduling software systems.

 

Jim Lewis (IoA) jrl@ast.cam.ac.uk

Jim Lewis is a scientist at the Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit at the University of Cambridge. He has been involved in developing data reduction and pipeline software for about 15 years principally in the optical and infrared wavebands. He is currently writing the pipelines for WFCAM (UKIRT's new multi-detector imager) and for VISTA. In addition to his work in data reduction, he is also responsible for the CASU data centre which archives almost all of the optical and infrared telescope data from the UK's ground-based facilities.

 

Nuria Lorente (AAO) nuria.lorente@aao.gov.au

Nuria Lorente is currently working with the Australian Astronomical Observatory. Her 20-year career has taken her around the world, from the Australia Telescope National Facility (now CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science), to Jodrell Bank Observatory, the Astronomy Technology Centre in the UK and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the USA. She has a wide range of experience in astronomical software for both optical and radio observatories, and and has particular interests in data simulation, source-finding algorithms, and the development of computing and software engineering within the astronomical community. Nuria feels fortunate to have worked with some very talented people and on a number of interesting projects and instruments, including ALMA, JWST/MIRI, VISTA, MERLIN, ATCA and currently SAMI and TAIPAN.

Ray Plante (NCSA) rplante@ncsa.uiuc.edu

 

Arnold Rots

Arnold Rots (SAO) arots@head.cfa.harvard.edu

Arnold Rots started out as a radio astronomer and is currently the archive astrophysicist for the Chandra X-ray Observatory Science Center (CXC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, MA, USA. His specialty in the Virtual Observatory context is metadata for Space-Time Coordinates. He also chairs the North-American FITS committee and the Astrophysics Data Centers Executive Council (ADEC).

 

Keith Shortridge

Keith Shortridge (AAO) ks@aao.gov.au

Keith works at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, and has many years of experience developing astronomical software, mainly for instrument control and data reduction. He is particularly interested in the use of hardware simulation in instrument control software projects, and in ways of displaying astronomical data.

 

Jeroen Still (ADASS XXIV Co-Chair) stil@ras.ucalgary.ca

 

Betty Stobie

Betty Stobie - POC Exec (NOAO) bstobie@noao.edu

Betty has been involved in scientific programming for over 40 years beginning with programming radar for missile systems (Raytheon) to weather radar (NCAR) to control and analysis software for single dish radio telescopes (NRAO). From there she became involved in programming for the Space Telescope Science Institute as programming supervisor for the STSDAS Group followed by serving as the head of the Software Group for the NICMOS Project at University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. Currently Betty is head of the Science Data Management Program at NOAO.

Koh-Ichiro Morita

Tadafumi Takata (NAOJ) tadafumi.takata@nao.ac.jp

Tadafumi is an astronomer based on optical/near infrared observation and has worked for 10 years on the data archive system of the Japanese Subaru telescope. He is currently an associate professor at the Astronomy Data Center (ADC) of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan in charge of data management.

Russ Taylor (ADASS XXIV Chair) russ@ras.ucalgary.ca

 

Tom Handley

Harry Teplitz (IPAC/Caltech) hit@ipac.caltech.edu

Harry is a research scientist at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. He is the Science Lead for the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), which curates data and enhanced science products from NASA's infrared and sub-millimeter missions, including IRAS, 2MASS, Spitzer and WISE.

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