Nathaniel R. Stickley

Software Engineer - Astrophysicist - Data Scientist

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Welcome to my online résumé!

I am currently a software application developer at Caltech, working on software for the European Space Agency's Euclid mission. I am also the principal developer of NebulOS—a Big Data platform, specifically intended for scientific data analysis. In April 2016, I finished working on the photometric redshift estimation pipeline simulation for the proposed Caltech/JPL mission, SPHEREx. Please note that I am not currently seeking employment.

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1995

First exposure to theoretical physics

1997

Studied physics in high school

1999

Graduated from high school
Began college as physics major

2000

Studied digital electronics
Began learning basic CPU microarchitecture

2002

Studied numerical algorithms
Studied computational physics

2003

Studied introductory astrophysics
Completed Bachelor's degree in physics

2004

Began learning C++

2005

Began teaching high school physics
Began working on master's degree

2006

Studied graduate-level computational physics
Studied tensor calculus

2007

Studied computational fluid dynamics
Studied plasma physics & space physics
Stopped teaching high school
Became full-time graduate student
Began using GNU/Linux full-time

2008

Completed master's degree
Began Ph.D. coursework

2009

Passed comprehensive exam in physics
Began studying software engineering

2010

Designed Ph.D. dissertation project
Became fluent in C++
Learned Python
Advanced to Ph.D. candidacy

2011

Began using the Qt framework
Received research grant
Taught university physics
Began studying statistics

2013

Completed Ph.D. in physics

2014

Began job as Assistant Project Scientist

2015

Began working on SPHEREx photo-z

2016

Began employment at Caltech
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Nathaniel R. Stickley
Nathaniel R. Stickley
nrs@nrstickley.com
626-269-9830