Serraller Vizcaino Iñaki - Gaia
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Iñaki Serraller Vizcaino
Iñaki Serraller is employed by the Madrid software company GMV, based in the suburb of Tres Cantos to the north of the city. Since 1999, GMV is under contract to ESA to study a development platform for the Gaia data analysis, with the aim of demonstrating the feasibility of a data base driven, global iterative solution of the Gaia data. As a software engineer with GMV, Iñaki is taking the primary responsibility for the on-going improvement of the prototype system, and the integration of the community supplied algorithms into it in the context of the GDAAS (Gaia data access and analysis system) study. He works closely with the scientific group in Barcelona. The current ESA contract ends at the end of 2004, by which time ESA and the scientific community hope to have confidence in the mass treatment of the vast quantity of data that will be generated by the satellite.
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