About me

I'm a Software Engineer who is passionate about systems engineering, distributed computing, and data analysis. During my time as an undergraduate student at the George Washington University, I worked in the Exoplanet division at NASA Goddard, specializing in stellar flare research. At the George Washington University, I worked on an open-source Network Function Virtualization platform designed for high speed and secure packet processing. After graduating in 2020, I worked at Stateless on a cutting edge software defined networking platform called Luxon. Currently, I work as a Computer Engineer at NASA Goddard, specializing in embedded systems programming on SpaceCube missions.


D. Afanasev, Detection of Exoplanets Using the Transit Method, GW Undergraduate Review 1, 10 (2018), http://www.gwur.org/, e-print https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05565

Z. Ni, G. Liu, D. Afanasev, T. Wood, J. Hwang, Advancing Network Function Virtualization Platforms with Programmable NICs, to appear in IEEE LANMAN (2019)

V. Kostov, …, D. Afanasev,... et al., The L 98-59 System: Three Transiting, Terrestrial-size Planets Orbiting a Nearby M Dwarf, The Astrophysical Journal 158, (2019), https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ab2459

P. Plavchan, …, D. Afanasev,... et al., Newly formed planets within the debris disk of the nearest pre-main sequence star AU Mic, Nature (2019), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2400-z

D. Afanasev, Multi-wavelength Flare Observations of Wolf 359 from Earth and Space, 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society Book of Abstracts, no. 465.08 https://aas.org/files/aas233_abstracts.pdf (2019)