Cynthia L Starr

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Cynthia L Starr

  • SR. SYS. ENG.
  • 301.286.3737 | 301.286.1776
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 606.4
  • GREENBELT , MD 20771
  • Employer: GLOBAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INC
  • Brief Bio

    Cindy Starr is a data visualizer in NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She focuses on creating cinematic scientific visualizations to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space science. She works with a team of advanced visualizers, scientists, producers and writers to create accurate representations of scientific data derived from satellites and computer models. Her visualizations have been an integral part of scientific presentations, news broadcasts, museum exhibits, classroom instruction, and science documentaries. Cindy's work supports the scientific community at NASA by providing an accurate representation of scientific findings in a way that the intended audience can understand.

    Education

    PhD Program (incomplete), George Washington University, Computer Science 1990-1991
    MSc, University of British Columbia, Computer Science 1988
    BS, University of Kentucky, Accounting 1975

    Positions/Employment

    2002 - Present

    Senior Software Engineer

    Global Science & Technology, Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard

    Worked cooperatively with a team of advanced visualizers, scientists, producers and writers to design and develop data-based scientific visualizations. Consulted with the clients to define objectives and suitable treatments of the data, insuring the correctness and accuracy of the visualizations produced.

    1997 - 2002

    Senior Software Engineer

    Global Science & Technology, Data Systems Technology Branch, NASA Goddard

    Assisted with the design and implementation of the Spacecraft Emergency Response System for the Virtual Missions Operations Project.

    2019 - 1997

    Senior Scientist

    Hughes STX Corporation, Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard

    Created visualizations to support the NASA scientific community.  Also developed the Stereoscopic Field Analyzer, a system for interactive display of 3D volumetric data.

    1991 - 1993

    Senior Programmer/Analyst

    Sterling Software, Inc., NASA Center for Computational Sciences, NASA Goddard

    Provided software support for the Flow Analysis Software Toolkit, a graphical data analysis toolkit developed at NASA Ames by Sterling Software.

    1988 - 1990

    Senior Programmer/Analyst

    ST Systems corporation / Science Applications Research, NASA Center for Computational Science, NASA Goddard

    Provided computer graphics support for UNIX-based scientific workstations.

    Brief Bio

    Cindy Starr is a data visualizer in NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She focuses on creating cinematic scientific visualizations to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space science. She works with a team of advanced visualizers, scientists, producers and writers to create accurate representations of scientific data derived from satellites and computer models. Her visualizations have been an integral part of scientific presentations, news broadcasts, museum exhibits, classroom instruction, and science documentaries. Cindy's work supports the scientific community at NASA by providing an accurate representation of scientific findings in a way that the intended audience can understand.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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