Bruce will be developing tools and applications to monitor the quality of the real time data flowing into and from the IRIS DMC. Before working at IRIS Bruce was a programmer with the Seattle based software company WRQ where he worked on a website monitoring program and PC to UNIX connectivity software. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington’s Geophysics program in 1993. His thesis involved radio echo sounding of Antarctic Ice Sheets.
“After working on commercial software for seven years, it’s great to be back in the world of science. For fun I’m into amateur astronomy, teaching kids about science, running, skiing, backpacking and best of all, playing with my two boys. I run a local section of the International Dark-Sky Association and I’m working on preserving the view of the Milky Way in the Northwest through public education about bad outdoor lighting and by helping communities adopt effective outdoor lighting codes.”
by Bruce Weertman (IRIS DMC)