Nationality: Armenian (German work permit holder)
Martial status: Married, 1 child
1993 Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences in Armenia.
1983 M.Sci in Physics, Yerevan State University, Departament of Physics, Yerevan, Armenia.
* Ability to define and lead a scientific research project.
* Preparation of applications for international scientific grants in UK, Germany, and Russia.
* Broad experience to participate in international scientific projects.
* Deep knowledge of theory of probability, statistical description and modeling of data.
* +60 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
* Organization of scientific workshops.
* Great experience to lecture and perform visual presentations in front of large scientific or student auditorium.
* Supervision of Diploma and PhD students.
* Scientific writing in three languages: English, Armenian, and Russian.
* Extensive skills in design and development of software packages in Fortran 77, C/C++, and Java.
* Experience in modeling and data analysis using analytical and numerical methods, Monte-Carlo simulations. Solution of differential equations by means of Monte-Carlo simulations.
* Extensive use of statistical tools in data analysis.
* Working knowledge with Numerical Recipes, Mathematica and Statistica packages.
* Working knowledge with MySQL database and astronomical databases.
* Working knowledge of data and image analysing packages: AIPS and MeqTrees.
* Document preparation in LATEX, HTML, and Microsoft office.
* Internet development, Java, HTML.
Fluent in English, Armenian (native) and Russian, basic knowledge of German.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
2008 DFG-SPP Fellowship, MPI for Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
2002 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, MPI for Radioastronomie, Bonn,
1997-1999 Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cambridge, UK
1993-1995 ESOP C&CE program grant
1995 Euro-Asian Astronomical Society´s annual prize for young astronomers
1994 Society of Armenian Physicists´ annual prize
MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIEETIES
Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS, from 1996)
International Astronomical Union (IAU, from 1994)
European Astronomical Society (EAS, from 1993)
2005-present Research Fellow at the MPI fuer Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany:
· Development and modeling of a novel evolutionary dynamo model of disk galaxies. (in Fortran/C).
· Development of Fortran codes to simulate the polarized sky at 1.4 GHz.
· Software development and computer modeling of the evolution of radio galaxies (Fortran, C).
· Series of lectures for IMPRS students and young astronomers in number of Summer schools.
· Project leader (Germany-Mexico) to investigate the link between jets, black holes and optical properties of host galaxies. Supervision of two PhD students.
· Participation in international projects which include US, Netherlands, Russia, Mexico, and Germany and numerous collaboration visit.
· Principal investigator of three proposals approved for observations with radio telescopes.
· Organization of workshops.
· Design and development of the Internet site of workshops on HTML.
· Member of committees for developing and planning the key science projects for future radio facilities.
· Participation in international conferences and workshops, oral presentations.
· Published more than 10 papers in refereed journals and 15 papers in the conference proceedings.
Key skills developed: Coordination/management of international projects;
Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively; Strong organizational
skills; Effective visual and oral presentations; Delivery of products under
2002-2004 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the MPI fuer Radioastronomie:
· Modeling the jet kinematics. Software development in Fortran.
· Development of the novel software for analysing the cross-correlation function between uneven sparsely sampled data (C/Fortran) .
· Oral presentations in number of conferences.
Key skills developed: Leading own projects; Fostering external
collaborations; Presenting material.
2000-2002 Software Developer at the financial computing company, Parelian ltd:
· Design and development of a software package of the agent for performing statistical and econometric analysis of financial data (Java).
· Software development for evaluating derivatives using the closed form solutions and Monte-Carlo simulations (C and Java).
Key skills developed: Experience in the product development process
(requirements, development, testing, debugging, documenting); Team
working skills; Working under pressure; Delivering quality products to
clients within the deadlines; New computing skills (Java, MySQL).
1999-2000 Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK:
· Development of a new relativistic model for classical double radio galaxies.
· Development of Fortran codes for different routines using the NAG library.
· Implementation of the Maximum Entropy inversion method.
1997-1998 Royal Society/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of
· Development and numerical simualtion of an asymmetric relativistic model for double radio galaxies in Fortran.
· Use of the MEM package to perform a reconstruction of images.
Key skills developed: Independent research; Collaborating in internal
projects and international collaborations; Adapting to new international
environments; Effective communication during international conferences
1994-1997 Research Associate at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO),
· Application of the numerical and analytical methods in data analysis (Fortran, C).
· Development of the programming software for studying the evolution of pulsars (C/C++).
· Teaching experience in statistical methods, evolution of radio pulsars. Supervision of students.
1984-1993 Junior Research Associate at the BAO, Armenia:
· Development and application of inverse problems approach to astronomical tasks.
· Development and simulation of dynamics of relativisticaly expanded shells of Supernova Remnants (Fortran, Pascal).
· Developed a unique algorithm to estimate the preferential direction of sources distributed on a sphere (Fortran).
· Defended PhD, published four papers.
Key skills developed: Learning computing languages; Strong experience
in application of numerical and statistical methods; Lecturing experience.
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