Posts Tagged: Canadian Space Agency

Keeping your data safe: EngSci alumnus Karl Martin explains what it takes

smart phone


Unlocking your smart phone using your fingerprint is very convenient, but it comes with a risk of identity theft and surveillance.  To mark Data Privacy Day on January 28, biometrics expert and alumnus Karl Martin (EngSci 0T1, ECE MASc 0T3, PhD 1T0) explained to U of T Engineering what you need to know to keep your biometric data safe.

Read the full story here.

Taking off with Kristen Facciol (EngSci 0T9), Canadian space roboticist

Kristen Facciol in control room

Kristen Facciol (EngSci0T9) in the Mission Control Centre of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Facciol has become the 14th Canadian to earn a CSA/NASA Robotics Flight Controller Certficiation. (Courtesy: Kristen Facciol/NASA)


EngSci alumna Kristen Facciol (0T9 Aerospace) has an exceptionally exciting job. She recently became one of only 14 Canadians to earn the CSA/NASA Robotics Flight Controller Certification, which will allow her to provide direct support to the International Space Station during spacewalks and other operations. Facciol currently works as an operations engineer with the Canadian Space Agency and has spent the last year and a half in Houston, Texas, at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre.

Read about how EngSci helped prepare Facciol for her career in the multidisciplinary aerospace sector.

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