The Surface of Mars


Mars Buttfield-Addison, also known as @TheMartianLife, is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist from way down South in sunny Hobart, Tasmania. She is currently working towards her PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Tasmania, collaborating with CSIRO's Data61 to investigate the ways machine learning methods can improve our ability to reliably and accurately identify and track objects in orbit using existing radio astronomy resources--particularly small fragment space debris.

Astronomy was not her background; instead, her expertise lies in designing AI-powered solutions for complex domains across industry and academia. In addition to this day job, Mars is also:

...among many other side hustles.

For professional information please see her resume or say hello(at)



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