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I am a planetary geoscientist who uses remote sensing techniques to study comets, moons, and terrestrial planets.
After graduating with a PhD, I expanded my practical skills as a certified Data Scientist. I now have extensive training and a growing experience in machine learning, neural networks, big data management, databases and SQL, and added fluency in Python and R to my toolbox.
I am fiercely passionate about open and accessible science and knowledge transfer, and excited about translating research into practical applications that solve everyday problems. To that end, I have worked with many projects in the field of scientific outreach, sci com, open data, and open research.
Newest blog posts:
July 23, 2021
Dialogue in movies and series has been unevenly distributed between genders this far. I studied how this was handled within the Star Trek franchise, by analysing the dialogue transcripts of 760 episodes of Star Trek.
July 12, 2021
In which I use a database from IMDb to visualize the average user rating for each episode of 'Voyager'.
This is my first project in R using ggplot2.
June 6, 2021
In which I show how to use Python to analyze opinions voiced on Twitter.
This post serves as a short intro to techniques of natural language processing (NLP) and statistical semantic analysis methods, used on text-samples I scraped from Twitter.
A sneak peek at my geoscience research projects:
Detecting and analysing geomorphological structures in images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using Fourier transformMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Published: 04 March 2021
Birko-Katarina Ruzicka, Matthias Schröter, Andreas Pack, Hermann Boehnhardt
Birko-Katarina Ruzicka, Luca Penasa, Hermann Boehnhardt, Andreas Pack, Benoit Dolives, Fabrice Souvannavong, and Emile Remetean