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Dr. Alberto Conti is an Astronomer and the NASA Multimission Archive Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, known widely as MAST, in Baltimore, MD, located at the Johns Hopkins University campus, home to the Hubble Space Telescope and the development of the James Webb Space Telescope. He is well known for his work on Galaxy Formation and numerous pieces of work on sky survey data.
Dr. Conti has been a leader in developing data mining tools to deliver Optical and UV data to the astronomical community as part of MAST for the past 8 years. As Hubble Chief Engineer he was responsible for the Data Management System of the Hubble Space Telescope. He is currently the project manager for the MAST/GALEX survey: the largest ongoing space-based UV mission.
Dr. Conti has been an early proponent of the use of modern data mining and visualization techniques across the astronomical community. Many will recognize him as the co-creator of the GoogleSky concept and a team member of Microsoft's World Wide Telescope.