2022 Pie & AI Ambassador Spotlight: Patrick Fleith

Why did you join the DeepLearning.AI community as an event ambassador?

I joined to promote AI as it is applied to the design and operation of space missions design and operations, and in particular, the amazing people working in this field.

What do you do when you are not hosting events with DeepLearning.AI?

I am a Data Scientist specializing in Space Systems Engineering. Part of my work is done at the European Space Agency. My job is to make space design and operations better with machine learning. For instance, developing anomaly detection systems to alert spacecraft operators about an abnormal satellite behavior. I also work on forecasting models, such as to predict the onboard power consumption, the temperatures of different equipment on the satellite, or to predict the remaining useful life of components. Other applications relate to natural language processing (NLP), such as question answering systems to help space systems engineers or flight control teams to gain quicker access to reliable technical information.

Describe a few highlights from your event ambassador experience.

I am amazed by the diversity of our audience. Our attendees come from all over the world, and range in experience from students to experts with years of experience. And we don’t just get people who work in space agencies, we also have entrepreneurs in attendance.

What have you learned/gained since joining the DeepLearning.AI community?

I have met amazing people and expanded my network. I would like to acknowledge the support of DeepLearning.AI for the help in setting up and promoting these events, and a big thanks to the speakers!