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Sarod Yatawatta

System Researcher, ASTRON

Sarod Yatawatta is a system researcher at the Netherlands institute for radio astronomy (ASTRON). After obtaining his PhD in electrical engineering from Drexel, he has been working on developing novel data processing techniques for radio astronomical observations. He is interested in statistical signal processing and using distributed algorithms for signal processing, especially in calibration and imaging of radio astronomical data. He is a core member of the LOFAR Epoch of Reionization key science project and a senior member of IEEE.


Distributed Data Processing Using Spark in Radio Astronomy

The new generation of radio interferometric arrays will enable scientists to observe the Universe with unprecedented imaging capabilities, both in terms of sensitivity and resolution. An innovative feature of these arrays is that instead of…