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The HEASARC StaffAbout half of the HEASARC staff are scientists who, in addition to their programmatic responsibilities, are expected to spend 25% of their time on active research. This philosophy of recruiting active hands-on scientists to support the community ensures that the services provided are the highest quality. The HEASARC scientists propose for and frequently win observing time on the currently active missions and also undertake AISRP and ADP funded research. The current HEASARC scientists and their responsibilities are as follows.
Alan Smale (GSFC) is the HEASARC Director, leading the overall archive activities. In addition, he manages the HEAsoft software group.
Tom McGlynn (GSFC) is the HEASARC Archive Scientist, responsible for the archive interfaces. He also serves as Project Scientist for the Virtual Observatory (VO) follow-on activities, a collaboration between the HEASARC, MAST, and IPAC.
Eric Switzer (GSFC) is the LAMBDA Science Lead as of January 2015. He is an active member of the Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER) team and did graduate and postdoctoral work with ACT and SPT.
Mike Corcoran (GSFC & USRA) is the Fermi archive scientist, is responsible for the HEASARC Calibration Database (CALDB), publishes the High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week, and maintains the Astro-Update web page.
Steve Drake (GSFC & USRA) leads the user help desk, the database table ingest into Browse, is the archive scientist for the RXTE and XMM-Newton missions, and maintains inter alia the HEASARC's Meetings and Upcoming Dates and Deadlines web pages.
Tess Jaffe (GSFC & University of Maryland) splits her time between HEASARC and LAMBDA, developing and enhancing a variety of Guest Observer software tools and applications.
Nathan Miller (GSFC & ORAU) is a LAMBDA archive postdoc who handles data ingest and bibliography, acts as liaison to the CMB community, and develops simulations for CMB polarization systematics.
Nils Odegard (GSFC & ADNET) works on the development and collection of new LAMBDA data products and provides guidance for scientific content.
Bill Pence (GSFC) led the HEASARC's FITS activities, viz., the CFITSIO, HEAsoft, and fv software development, as well as the Hera project, until his retirement in 2014. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity for these activities in his GSFC-emeritus position.
Janet Weiland (GSFC & JHU) works for LAMBDA on the implementation of new data products, and helps guide CMB science content.
The other members of the HEASARC staff include system analysts, software and website developers, and programmers, many of whom work for other GSFC or SAO projects in addition to their HEASARC responsibilities. These staff, many of whom have advanced degrees in astronomy and physics, support data ingest, database population, analysis software, and Web programming, as well as in some cases providing user support for the HEASARC's services.
Mike Arida (ADNET Systems) has system administration duties for the HEASARC.
Meredith Gibb (Syneren Technologies) is responsible for the overall HEASARC Web design, some Web development, and much of the HEASARC's print and Web graphics.
Michael Greason (ADNET Systems) manages the web pages and data archive for the CMB portion (LAMBDA, the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis) of the HEASARC web site. He also has system administration responsibilities for this site.
Urmila Prasad (ADNET Systems) provides CMB web site and database administration support.
Michael Preciado (INNOVIM) develops Virtual Observatory (VO) applications and publishes HEASARC resources within the VO.
Edward J. Sabol (ADNET Systems) is the HEASARC's database administrator and programs various Web-based applications (such as ARK, database applications, and client/server software solutions (notably RPS) that support the HEASARC's on-line services.
Doug van Orsow (INNOVIM) is working on Peer Proposal Review support, bibliographic and data set cross-indexing, and HEASARC web site maintenance.
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