Collaboration For Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research
CASPER Group, April 2008
CASPER Group, April 2008
Back row: Oren Milgrome, Peter McMahon, Mark Wagner, Billy Mallard, Terry Filiba, Dr. Mel Wright, Henry Chen
Front row: Dr. Joeri van Leeuwen, Griffin Foster, Prof. Don Backer, Dan Werthimer
Absent: Matt Dexter, David MacMahon, Jason Manley, Aaron Parsons, Andrew Siemion

PIs

Dan Werthimer
CASPER Principal Investigator
Research Scientist, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab

Don Backer
CASPER Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
Pulsar instrumentation, reionization experiments
John Wawrzynek
CASPER Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Reconfigurable computing, RAMP
Melvyn Wright
CASPER Co-Principal Investigator
Research Astronomer, UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab
Imaging/correlator algorithms, real-time imaging

Staff

Matt Dexter
Engineer, UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab
Allen Telescope Array
Griffin Foster
Programmer, CASPER
Imaging, transient searches
David MacMahon
Engineer, UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab
Correlators, DDC, FFT libraries
Billy Mallard
Applications Engineer, CASPER
Correlators, software libraries
Mark Wagner
Applications Engineer, CASPER
XAUI/10GbE, SETI spectrometer, backend software, libraries, transient searches

Postdocs

Aaron Parsons
NSF Postgraduate Fellow, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
Correlators, FFT, PFB, DDC and reorder libraries, reionization experiments

Students

Ingrid Beerer
Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley College of Engineering
Backend software, testing, board verification
Terry Filiba
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
DSP libraries, correlators
Suraj Gowda
Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Backend software, 10GbE, spectrometers
Andrew Siemion
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
Science
Adam Fries
Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley Astronomy and Physics Departments
Backend software, data analysis

Alumni

Ben Blackman
Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Mars spectrometer testing, documentation
Now at: UC Berkeley, Berkeley Wireless Research Center
Daniel Chapman
Applications Engineer, CASPER and UC Berkeley Physics Department
Pocket spectrometer, Mars spectrometer, IBOB 100Mbit
Now at: Columbia University, Physics Graduate Student
Patrick Crescini
Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Pocket spectrometer
Now at: SPAWAR, San Diego
Christina de Jesus
Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
iADC
Now at: SPAWAR, San Diego
Pierre-Yves Droz
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
BEE2, IBOB design and firmware, toolflow
Now at: 510 Systems LLC, Berkeley
Mathias Humbert
Visiting Graduate Student, EPFL
Correlators
Now at: EPFL
Jason Manley
Visiting Graduate Student, University of Cape Town and Karoo Array Telescope
Correlators, libraries
Now at: University of Cape Town, EE Graduate Student
Peter McMahon
Visiting Graduate Student, University of Cape Town and Karoo Array Telescope
Pulsar instrumentation, correlators, libraries, transient searches
Now at: Stanford University, EE Graduate Student
Kirsten Meder
Student, UC Berkeley Physics Department

Vinayak Nagpal
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Beamformers, next generation tools, coarse and fine delay libraries
Now at: UC Berkeley, Berkeley Wireless Research Center
Arash Parsa
Student, UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
DRAM Vector Accumulator Guru, correlators, libraries
Now at: UC Berkeley, EECS Graduate Student
Joeri van Leeuwen
Postdoc, UC Berkeley Astronomy Department and Radio Astronomy Lab
Pulsar instrumentation, Allen Telescope Array
Now at: Faculty, Universiteit van Amsterdam and ASTRON
Henry Chen
Systems and Applications Engineer, CASPER
VLBI Mark5 digital backend, spectrometers, toolflow, infrastructure, system libraries
Now at: UC Los Angeles, EECS Graduate Student
Oren Milgrome
Engineer, UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Lab
Beamformers
Now at: Unknown
We are interested in hiring motivated undergraduate and graduate students for academic credit or pay to work on a variety of projects. If you are interested in signal processing and/or reconfigurable computing and would like to find out more about what we do, please contact Dan Werthimer or any of the other members of the CASPER team. We'd be happy to give you a tour of our lab and show you what we do.
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