Akshata Krishnamurthy awarded the 2018 Emerging Space Leaders Grant Award

International Astronautical Federation, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Akshata Krishnamurthy was awarded the 2018 Emerging Space Leaders Grant Award at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Bremen, Germany last week.

Akshata Krishnamurthy is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, specializing in Space Systems Engineering. For her doctoral dissertation, she is developing an end-to-end framework for the characterization of detector systematics for space telescopes. As part of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Science Team, she is developing novel tools and techniques for the validation and improvement of the photometric performance of the mission.

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