Dr. Barott is a research engineer with the SETI Institute for the Allen Telescope Array, a large radio telescope located at the Hat Creek Observatory. Dr. Barott is the lead engineer for the array's beamformer, an instrument that combines the receiving sensitivity of 42 independent antennas into a single data stream using high-speed FPGAs. Current research involves using clusters of commodity computers to record the large volumes of data from the telescope, allowing unique modes of analysis.
Electrical, Computer, Software, & Systems Engineering
Dr. Barott occasionally teaches introductory programming for the Honors Program and is a guest lecturer in humanities classes. An active member of the Daytona section of the IEEE Dr. Barott is also involved with the Daytona Small Radio Telescope Project.