Paul Barrett    (ED)

Paul is a scientist and scientific programmer for the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope and for the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Science Software team. He assisted in the design and development of Python applications for astronomy; including numarray, a multi-dimensional array package; pyfits, a module for storing astronomical data; and matplotlib, a portable plotting and graphics package. He has been using Python for astronomical data analysis for nearly 10 years. Paul, along with Tom Bridgman at NASA and Russell Owen at the Univ. of Washington, are the creators and maintainers of the AstroPy mailing list and web page, which helps astronomers to collaborate on the use and development of Python in astronomy.    (I9)