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Mackenzie Ott

Mackenzie Ott



The Aerospace Corporation


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Dr. Semmelweis and the Discovery of Handwashing

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Introduction to Python

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Data Scientist Professional

Statistical wizard, casting spells of significance on data experiments.

My Work

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Competition - City Tree Species


Competition - Abalone Seafood Farming


Customer Analytics - Preparing Data for Modeling

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Data Scientist Professional

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My Work Experience

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The Aerospace Corporation | Jan 2020 - Present

Senior Mission Technical Staff

Top Secret Clearance Developed trade study for filter performance against highly manuvering objects. Developed a Python library for creating, testing, and analyzing filter performance and track fusion for a wide variety of scenarios. Conducted analysis of THAAD for MDA ground tests. Built track-to-truth tools for HWIL EKV tests and used it to analyze new software performance. Supported the development of the BMDS System Track.
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The Aerospace Corporation | Jul 2018 - Jan 2020

Mission Technical Staff

Top Secret Clearance. Conducted analysis of Missile Defense Agency ground tests to determine areas of improvement. Developed new Python and Matlab tools to assist in analysis of the THAAD Fire Control system. Executed deep dives of medium-fidelity models to determine future usability by the Missile Defense Agency. Implementated One-Button processing on MDA ground test data to increase analysis and processing speed by up to 300%. Supported special programs in advanced threats.

The Aerospace Corporation | Aug 2017 - Jul 2018

Associate Mission Technical Staff

Developed Python scripts to support the BMDS program. Analysed potential risk areas for the Space Based Interceptor program. Created visual simulation of a orbital defense scenario. Developed Perl scripts to help assist with Software Assurance in Ground-Based Interceptor code. Support risk analysis of new missile defense laydowns. Analyzed multiple BMDS simulations to determine future viability. Created scripts to add automation to workflow. Executed deep dives of medium-fidelity models to determine future usability by the Missile Defense Agency

Lockheed Martin | May 2016 - Aug 2016

Process Engineering Intern

Coded and implemented a Python program to parse and analyze over 100 test reports to determine if F-35 heat cycle test time could be reduced. Designed tooling for select soldering on the ATP-Sniper Program and for motor circuits on GyroCam. Developed a GUI and improved features for a Python program tracking the manufacturing of a SMT chip from start to finish using SQL. Instituted a process for creating manufacturing support tools to improve the accessibility of raw materials during wire harness assembly

Amec Foster Wheeler | Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Technical Professional - Mechanical

On-Call 2.5 month Contract position. Provided daily reports on USPS construction sites with progress pictures and health and safety evaluations. Monitored subcontractors to ensure proper AMEC and USPS procedures were followed. Compared renovations with blueprints and requirements to ensure client satisfaction

FireFly Space Systems | Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Structures Intern

Developed manufacturing tools for valve testing and electroplating. Started the foundations of a standard parts library for company use. Created manufacturing work instructions for composite fuel tank components. Completed geometrically toleranced drawings for use by manufacturers. Constructed a composite curing chamber from a cargo container.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Sep 2011 - May 2014

UTC Engineering Ambassador

Travel to rural, suburban, and urban schools and give presentations and hands-on demonstrations about various engineering topics to get 6-12 graders interested in STEM fields. Served as Recruitment Chair to recruit 19 new ambassadors and train them in leadership and communication skills required for the position. Received the Lynchpin award for service to Engineering Ambassadors

Hamilton Sundstrand | May 2013 - Aug 2013

Air Management Systems Intern

Ran high and low level tests for the Integrated Cooling System and Forward Cabin Air Conditioning systems on the Boeing 787-8 and -9. Ran Requirement-Based Testing for EE Cooling on 787-8. Updated and maintained the Matlab control models for the 787 ICS. Raised money for United Way. Given highest rating possible at end-of-employment review.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Assisted a PhD candidate in modeling a droplet with Matlab and Labview programs. Helped construct experiments to test fluid mechanics principles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | May 2011 - Aug 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Collected, recorded, and analyzed economic data from companies in a range of industries from 1900 to 2000

Somerset Soccer Assocation | Jul 2009 - May 2010



My Education

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Master's degree in Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Florida | 2016
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), in Aeronautical/Mechanical EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic Institute | 2014

About Me

Mackenzie Ott

Missile Defense Analyst looking for the next Big Data challenge

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