Chicago Astronomy Degree Recipients
Alumnus of the Day: Steven C. Martin, 1996
Steven C. Martin
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996
Senior scientific software developer, Space Weather Laboratory, NASA
Steve Martin is a senior scientific software developer in the Space Weather Laboratory. Since coming to Goddard Space Flight Center in 2000, he has been involved with the development of scientific data processing, display, and analysis software for various sounding rocket campaigns and satellite missions. He has worked on the processing, analysis, and management of data collected from the Vector Electric Field Instrument (VEFI) on board the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) satellite. More recently, he has developed display software for analyzing data from the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS). He is also involved with new visualization technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) and its applications to 3D data sets and models. Other activities incude utilizing multiprocessor systems (working with a group maintained Beowulf cluster) for CPU intensive tasks.