Evans, Ian N.

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Dr. Ian N. Evans

Astrophysicist
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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Area of Expertise: Astrophysics, Astronomical data processing and data analysis techniques, Astronomical data system architecture
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End-to-End Scientist for the Chandra X-ray Center Data System (CXCDS), with overall responsibility for the end-to-end scientific integrity of the CXCDS. The CXCDS provides science software functionality for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) mission, and supports proposal planning, science mission scheduling, standard data processing, archiving, and a distributable data analysis package (CIAO).

Develop architectures for space- and ground-based astronomical data systems. Review/evaluate proposed data system designs.

Project scientist for the Chandra Source Catalog (CSC), which is a definitive catalog of X-ray sources detected by the CXO. The second release of the CSC, expected to include some 400,000 X-ray sources, will be released in 2016.

Project scientist for the G-CLEF precision radial velocity echelle spectrograph, the first light instrument being developed for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Responsibilities include the science requirements and architecture of the operations, observation, and data reduction software, and hardware/software/science systems integration.
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