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     Date Submitted:26-09-2011
     Last Modified:06-10-2011 (11:20)
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     Current job:Mathematician, YGT in Robotics at ESA/ESTEC
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsmathematics, programming, numerical simulation, modelling, algotirhms, risk-analysis, optimization, MATLAB, R, IDL, Mathematica, C, Latex
    CV

    CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
    ESA/ESTEC - YGT in the Automation and Robotics section.
    Duties:
    Support to the Landing Site Selection group for ExoMars (including: statistical analysis of known Mars DEM, numerical simulations, generation of a virtual Mars-like terrain according to ESA requirements, algorithms for: path-planning, rover placement and navigation, risk assestments, optimization, error budget).

    PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
    TU Delft University - Researcher.
    Duties:
    Conducting original mathematical research (including: numerical simulations, active participation to intercity seminars and conferences, presenting work in written form in publications).

    EDUCATION


    07.2009
    Master degree ALGANT in Mathematics, Leiden University.


    03.2009

    Master degree ALGANT in Mathematics, University of Padua.

    Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.


    09.2006
    B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Padua.
    Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.

    PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCES, DISTINCTIONS

    Publications
    K. Dajani, C. Kraaikamp, V. Masarotto,
    Arithmetic and ergodic properties of D-continued fraction algorithms,
    accepted for publication by Acta Arithmetica.


    K. Dajani, C. Kraaikamp, V. Masarotto,
    A new continued fractions algorithm, in preparation.


    Talks at conferences
    ASTRA 2011
    (11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation)
    Conference paper: “Planetary Terrain Analysis For Robotic Missions”, Masarotto, V. ; Joudrier, L. ; Hidalgo Carrio, J. ; Lorenzoni, L. .


    Scholarships
    Scholarship winner (competitive contest) by Fond. Ing. A.Gini, Padova (2009-2010).

    SKILLS PROFILE

    Languages
    Italian (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate), German (basic).

    Computer skills
    Environments: R, Mathematica, MATLAB. Also experience with Scilab. Latex.
    Platforms: Linux, Windows, MAC OS.
    Programming languages: R, C. Also experience with C++, Fortrand90.

    Problem-solving
    My background (Number Theory) has thought me to face every problem with an analytical and open mind, finding innovative approaches (both theoretical and numerical) to reach solutions.
    In my YGT year in ESA, I was faced everyday with unknown topics, which had to be solved fast and effectively. I loved the challenge, and I can quickly gain an overview of a project and apply my analytic skills towards recognizing ineffciencies and developing solutions.

    Communication and interpersonal skills
    - Presented the result of my work in oral and written form to expert in the field (seminars, conferences, publications).
    - Gave seminars to other graduate/undergraduate students.
    - Joined an international master course, which forced cooperation with fellow students.
    - Accostumed to work in research teams.
    - Outside work, I have been a scout leader for three years, which included raising money for international projects (Sarajevo, Ethiopia, Israel) and keeping relationships with local authorities.
    - I thought private math classes to single and groups and gave group tango classes in several countries.

    ADDITIONAL

    - One month cooperation (October 2009) with TU Delft as invited guest.
    - Mathematics student union representative while undergraduate.
    - Several years of voluntary work (support to mentally/physically handicapped people; waiter at Cucine Economiche Popolari, Padova; salesman in Manitese, Padova).
    - Scout leader in the AGESCI association.
    - Ex Cat.B Basketball player (national level as teenager). Traveled all over Europe to dance (and teach) Argentinian tango. Cyclist. Basics in book restoration.

    REFERENCES

    References available upon request


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