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Twitter: @dirkpitt2050, KakaoTalk: dirkpitt2050, Email: dirkpitt2050 at gmail dot com

Born in Seoul, Korea

Childhood in Hong Kong


Graduated International Space University (ISU) in September 2014 with Master of Science cum laude

Graduated Brown University with Bachelor of Science in independent major (combining astrophysics, computer science)


10 years work experience as a programmer and system engineer

6 years of Open Source project experience

Interests:   Aerospace, systems engineering, computer graphics, communications engineering

Publications and Projects:

Hands-on Virtual Cosmology with Gravitational Lensing in celestia.Sci.
Jung, D., et al., 2014. 65th International Astronautical Congress Proceedings.

Disk Detective: A Crowdsourced Search for Circumstellar Disks.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center internship, 2014

Visualizing Gravitational Lensing Phenomena in Real-time using GPU shaders in celestia.Sci.
Jung, D., 2014.

STEP M: Space To Effectively Prepare for Migration.
Alexander, A., et al., 2014. International Space University MSS14 Team Project.

AMBIEnT: Affordable Microsatellite-Based Internet Access and Environmental Monitoring.
Berlinger, T., et al., 2013. International Space University SSP13 Team Project.

Mapping Galaxy Cluster Morphology using Minkowski Functionals.
Jung, D., and Brandenberger, R., 2000. Providence, RI: Brown University.

Celestia [Open-source 3-D space simulation software]
Laurel, C., et al., 2004-2009.


Hobbies:   Licensed amateur radio operator VR2VDW (F4WBP in France), flight sim (X-Plane), running. PADI-licensed open water diver

Favourite books:   Tai-Pan (James Clavell), The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov), Hyperspace (Michio Kaku), Riding Rockets (Mike Mullane), The Martian (Andy Weir), The 11th Axe (So-Yeon Yi)

Favourite films:   Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (a.k.a. Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki), The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner), Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)