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I have worked here at the Institute since February 2005 and am a systems software engineer in the Archive Sciences Branch (ASB) of the Operations and Engineering Division. I am supporting the development of the iRODS file broker system, data distribution services, and various other tasks related to the development of the JWST and HST DMS Archives.

Prior to joining ASB in April 2011, I worked in support of the HST and JWST Project Reference Database Management Offices (PRDMO) for the Project Reference Database Branch of OED, most recently holding primary responsibility for the JWST PRDS software. I made significant contributions to the development of the Data Information Subsystem tools for XREF, verification, and search, as well as to data item management, version management, and certification in the CR System, and to the Certification Package and Change Request Bundlers of the PRDS Toolkit. Finally, I was responsible for the design and implementation of the JWST PRDMO web site.

I have earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Summa Cum Laude, 5/2001), an M.S. in Software Engineering from Loyola College (4.0 GPA, 8/2006), and an M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University (4.0 GPA, 5/2012).

In addition, I have completed training in topics including XML, XSLT, JSF, Java Best Practices, Java EE Design Patterns, Ajax, Web Services with Java and XML, Python, Enterprise Java with Spring and Hibernate, HTML5, Service-Oriented Architecture, Astrostatistics with R (Penn State University), Probabilistic Graphical Models (Stanford University/Coursera), Computing for Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins University/Coursera), and Machine Learning (Stanford University/Coursera).


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