Thanks Dave and avinash - glad to see that there's life in these forums, at least (apologies for the pun... it was an early morning).
Dave, I don't think I was quite clear... I completely agree from a philosophical standpoint that tumours and aliens are quite different. I really only meant my comment to mean that from a DSP perspective, the problems are similar. While SNR is very high in traditional imaging modalities, it's still a significant issue in reconstruction of microwave signals (rather, signal to "clutter" ratio). The coursework I've done for my degrees have focused on communications problems, but the methods equally applicable to microwave image formation problems. Hence why I said ET and tumour detection aren't much different... in the end, they're both EM data with a tiny signal dwarfed by all kinds of other stuff, be it noise or interference.
In any case, I'm looking forward to playing around with the current algorithms and software. I'm not an exceptionally good web programmer, but I'd be happy to help out a bit with the website revamp (I admit, I'm a bit confused by the current layout). I've also had a fair bit of experience with visualization, which might be useful for the "citizen science" application, if I've correctly interpreted what that means.
Charbucks - I would love to get your input on what can be done on the website - to make it more interesting. If you would like to mail your thoughts - I am at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love your comments on the citizen science application also, as soon as it is ready for its initial release. I will post something on the blog when we announce it.
Good day Alice,
My name is Andre and I live in Brazil now for about 3 years, and I'm married and have two kids... But I just read your message and I found it quite interesting actually. Believe it or not I've lived in your country for over 6 years and I loved it, because that was one of my dreams, which came true about 10 years ago, and I'm quite happy with that you know because at the end of the day it's all about experiences of life don't you reckon ??
Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi to you and that whenever you need to chat with someone from Brazil, I'm here yeah...
Take care darling.
All the best
P.S. - By the way, I also have a site on Internet and if you'd like to a have a quick sneak peak, I would be very happy... Unfortunatelly it isn't all in english, because I'm portuguese but I have double nationality, which makes me Brazilian here, thanks to my father but there is a part for turists that might interest you.
My website is http://www.andretefile.webnode.com.br
See ya ;o)
My name is Andre, I'm 36 years old, I'm married and I have two beautifull kids, a boy age 7 and a little baby girl now just made 4 months old recently.
I was born in Portugal, but I have double Nationality on my father side, who is Brazilian. I'm here to make new friends from all arround the Globe, because I sense that we all need each other, and It's very nice and we exchange feelings, ideas, concepts of different subjects... At this very moment I live in Brazil with my family; I work for a Franchise School by the name of Yázigi, as a Monitor, although I've been an English Teacher for a while in England and also here in Brazil.
But my intentions here are quite simple really... First of all to make new friends with same goals and perspectives, sharing common knowledge about science in general, also because of the fact that I want to become an Oceanographer in the future, and I'm working towards that goal...
Oh and in my spare time I play Chess, which something that I enjoy a lot and I've been doing it for quite a long time now...
You can find me on these websites:
- Chessmaniac with the name ATefile
- Chess with the name atefile36
And I'm also on Facebook - email@example.com
I did however give a brief introduction and hello at the following link in the forum... My Intro
Nice to see the broad spectrum of members from a very diverse range of backgrounds already taking an interest. Look forward to getting to know you better as we move forward :)
Hi everyone! I heard about setiquest on NPR today and had to come check it out. I am a 26 year old software engineer from Minnesota. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some data and hopefully creating some new applications that can help the cause.
Hi, my name is Vincent. I am from Canada.
I'm a senior consultant working in the area of eHealth and Master Data Management. I graduated from Computer Science with a graphics and AI background. Although I don't know much about signal processing, I'm hoping I can help out with my graphics and AI knowledge. I know many programming languages (Java, Flex/AS3, Python, C, etc). I use Java the most but I can pick up any programming language fairly quickly.
I watched the TED presentation last year about setiquest and was really glad SETI is accepting the help of interested individuals all around the world. The concept of citizen scientist was new to me and I could see it being applied to areas of healthcare as well.
Right now I'm just learning as much as I can about the data and software / architecture. It'll probably take a long time but I will also start thinking of app ideas to make being a citizen scientist fun and addictive. It would be neat to create a framework for citizen science that works with any field - not specific to SETI - but can be re-used in other domains like healthcare/nature/etc.
See you all later in the forums and possibly in the IRC channel.
Hello Alice, I'm also new to here, my passion is to play golf sport with friends. Hope we can be good friends.
I'm a Java programmer (10+ years) by profession, but could work in C++ if needed. I prefer general / GUI work. I have an enthusiasts electronics background (my extra class amateur license may not have expired yet :-) I like the idea of citizen science and SETI and would enjoy getting involved in coding in some small way.
Keep looking up.
p.s. where can i get my hands on a .compamp sample file? (see my post in the data section)