- Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:17
Standing Session Chair, Space Applications: Mr Edison Chai
The CSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Edison Chai as the Standing Session Chair, Space Applications.
Edison grew up in Toronto where he also currently lives. He graduated from U of T's Engineering Science program a few years ago - majoring in Aerospace engineering. Since graduation, he has been working at a small IT company in Toronto where he is responsable for a broad spectrum of tech tasks such as web development, data mining, and server hardware.
Being in the tech industry has allowed him to have a different perspective of our 21st century world. Whether we are consciously aware or not, space-backed technology has immersed into our everyday lives. Examples of these include GPS navigation, long-distance telecommunications, and weather prediction. Data from orbital satellites also provide a perspective not feasible otherwise such as measuring vegetation or quantifying climate change by measuring the area of arctic ice sheets and deforestation in the Amazon.
In his free time, he likes to read non-fiction and to watch documentaries. He believes that solutions to problems from one area can be applied to make creative solutions in another area. He also volunteers at Free Geek Toronto - an organization helping address the problem electronic waste through refurbishing and recycling.