Dr. Daniel Becker is a Research Associate at the University of Colorado (CU), as well as a member of NIST’s Quantum Sensors Group (QSG). He has worked in the fields of low temperature sensors, electronics and cryogenic systems since 2006, and currently leads efforts in the QSG to develop and deploy gamma-ray spectrometers using cryogenic microcalorimeters, including creation of automated data analysis pipelines. He was also a member of the QSG team that developed the microwave SQUID multiplexer, a new microwave-frequency multiplexed readout system for TES detectors. As a graduate student working in the QSG, he built a video-rate passive imaging system operating at 350 GHz using cryogenic detectors, and designed microwave components for cryogenic detectors that have been deployed in multiple Cosmic Microwave Background observatories. Prior to his scientific career, Dr. Becker worked for 12 years as a computer programmer and consultant.