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Brian Babler got his B.S. in Physics/Astronomy from the UW-Madison in 1984. Completing a Master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1987 he returned to Madison and was hired by the Space Astronomy Laboratory. He has been with the Astronomy department since 1989. He specializes in data processing and analysis.
Since 1989 he has worked on a variety of projects involving a variety of astronomical instruments, these include: Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment (WUPPE), the UW Pine Bluff Observatory spectropolarimeter (HPOL), the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM), the Startracker 5000 (ST5000), the Wide-Field Imaging Survey Polarimeter (WISP), the Far Ultraviolet SpectroPolarimeter (FUSP), the Spitzer Space Telescope surveys of the Galactic plane (GLIMPSE) and Magellanic clouds (SAGE), South African Large Telescope's Robert Stobie Spectrograph (SALT-RSS), and the Herschel Space Telescope survey of the Magellanic clouds (HERITAGE). He continues to work with large survey datasets, currently working with the Arecibo Observatory radio data GALFA-HI, the Jansky Very Large Array dataset for 21-SPONGE, and the WHAM Southern Sky Survey campaign.