Shore Leave, A fan run Science Fiction Convention
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton (since 2015). He supports the Strategic Innovation Group in the area of NextGen Analytics and Data Science. He previously spent 12 years as Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). Before that, he worked 18 years on various NASA contracts -- as research scientist, as the Hubble Space Telescope Data Archive Project Scientist, and as space science data systems manager. He has degrees in Physics (BS, LSU) and Astronomy (PhD, Caltech). He is a blogger (rocketdatascience.org) and actively promotes data literacy for everyone by disseminating information related to data science and analytics on social media, where he has been named consistently since 2013 among the top worldwide influencers in big data and data science. Follow him on Twitter at @KirkDBorne. He and his family have been attending Shore Leave conventions since 1991, as a regular contributor to the science programming.