Julie Baker shares her process for building a company around satellite data and equality at UC Merced.
About this Event
Julie Baker will deliver a technical talk on the formation of her company, Ursa Space Systems, and how it leverages the largest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite network to gather data and directly measure natural and built systems. She will discuss why a virtual constellation of SAR satellites is needed and how the company has developed applications.
Julie Baker co-founded Ursa Space Systems in 2014 to connect information-rich satellite data with critical decision-makers around the globe. As Ursa’s COO, Julie leads the administrative team supporting Ursa’s successful operations and serves on Ursa’s board of directors. She is a passionate leader in workplace diversity, playing a key role in creating Ursa’s diverse and 50% female workforce.
Baker has 30 years of experience in the software industry, including 15 years in engineering and technical management. She holds a Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin.
Visitor parking is available for purchase in the Scholar’s Lot ($8 per day).
Complimentary lunch provided to all registered guests. First come, first serve for complimentary lunch; arrive early. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Date And Time
Fri, February 7, 2020
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB2)
5200 N. Lake Dr.
COB 2, 140
Merced, CA 95343
This workshop is hosted by the University of California, Merced; the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute at UC Merced; and the California Water Environment Association.