Mark Galassi

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Mark Galassi
BornJanuary 8, 1965
NationalityAmerican
OccupationScientist
Known forGNU Scientific Library

Mark Galassi is a physicist, computer scientist and contributor to the free software movement. He was born in Manhattan, grew up in France and Italy and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Current Work[edit]

He works in the Space Science and Applications group at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Research Scientist

In Los Alamos he has worked in:

Gamma-ray bursts
HETE and HETE-2 satellites, the Raptor telescope, the Swift satellite.
Muon tomography
Cosmic-ray muon tomography to detect high-Z materials.[1]
Nuclear nonproliferation
Scientific methods to address the spread of nuclear materials and weapons.
Machine learning
The Genie feature extraction system.[2]

Mark Galassi has been involved in the GNU project since 1984 and designed the GNU Scientific Library together with James Theiler and contributed to other free software projects (GNOME, Dominion).

He is also currently board chair and vice president of the Software Freedom Conservancy.[3]

Education[edit]

He studied at the Liceo classico Giuseppe Parini[4][better source needed], graduating in 1983.

He completed his BA in Physics at Reed College in 1986.[5]

He then completed his Ph.D. in Physics in 1992 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook under Martin Roček.[6]

He also worked for Tektronix, Cygnus Solutions (now part of Red Hat) working on Guile and eCos.[7]

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