Numerica recently hired three additional Ph.D.-level research scientists at its Northern Colorado headquarters.

Jeffrey Aristoff, Ph.D., joins Numerica to develop algorithms to track orbiting objects and debris for improved space situational awareness. Aristoff earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Computer Science, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Aristoff has published extensively, and is a former National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University in New Jersey. Aristoff is a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Karl Obermeyer, Ph.D., is the newest member of Numerica’s technical group that provides track-processing support for the Missile Defense Agency’s National Team B. Obermeyer received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Physics, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Before joining Numerica, Obermeyer developed and implemented algorithms for unmanned aerial vehicle control at the United States Air Force Research Lab in Dayton, Ohio. Obermeyer is published, and is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), SIAM, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

David Zhang, Ph.D., joins Numerica to work on an airborne infrared sensor integration solution for the Missile Defense Agency. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics, and his Ph.D. in Engineering Science – Mechanical Engineering, from the University of California at San Diego.

“Talented and entrepreneurial people are at the core of Numerica’s success,” said Numerica president Jeff Poore. “We are excited about the addition of Jeff, Karl and David to our team.” Numerica is looking for additional candidates with advanced degrees in applied math, electrical engineering, computer science, statistics or related fields.