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     Date Submitted:25-01-2013
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    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Communication

    - Two refereed papers (one as first author) and two conference proceedings are listed below

    - Attended 6 international conferences and 3 IPHAS consortium meetings, where I presented results of my research in form of posters and/or talks

    - I have been working in numerous outreach events between 2008-2012, which include open evenings at the UH Bayfordbury Observatory, school visits and adult group visits

    Teamwork

    - I have been PI of two projects at the INT telescope in La Palma (2009, 2010) and co-PI of one project at the CAHA 3.5m telescope (2011)

    - As part of my PhD training, I attended two research schools, where I worked with other students in order to test new techniques learned

    Problem-solving

    - Developed an independent approach to solve specific astrophysical problems. This included updating existing models and designing of new methods of analysis.

    - Experienced in dealing with large data-sets, in order to study, classify and organise them

    - Good confidence in finding IT solutions to a modelling problem and/or visual representation of data

    Knowledge-transfer

    - I supervised several undergraduate students, during individual assignments and collective lab experiences, between 2008-2012

    Computing

    - Very experienced in Python scripting: The principal modules I used for my PhD degree are matplotlib, numpy, scipy, pyfits, astLib. I used python to handle large data-sets, in form of arrays, and to read specific data-formats (fits files). I used it for analysing different data-types, as for instance photometric and spectroscopic data. I also used Python also as the main plotting tool. I also have some experience in multi-threaded scripting with python
    - I am comfortable in working under Linux / Mac OSX / Windows OS environments.
    - I know HTML scripting
    - Good experience with the MS Office suite
    - Well experienced in the use of LaTex (e.g. for writing scientific reports, papers etc.)
    - Good experience in the use of numerous Astronomy packages: VO Tools / IRAF / DS9 / STARLINK / ESO-MIDAS
     

    EDUCATION

    1st November 2012

    PhD Student Astronomy at University of Hertfordshire Project Title: “Emission Line Stars In and Beyond the  

    Perseus Arm”

    Supervisors: Prof. J. E. Drew, Dr. M. A. Thompson

     

    19th July 2007

     

    MSc in Physics at University of Naples “Federico II” Thesis Title: “Dispersed young stars as Gould’s Belt    tracers”

    Supervisors: Prof. L. A. Smaldone, Dr. J. M. Alcalá, Dr. E. Covino

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    10/2012 – Present        Research assistant at the University of Hertfordshire:

                                          Characterisation of Be stars and study of the Galactic disc structure.

                                       

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    - Holder of UK Driving Licence

    - 6 months experience as volunteer at the TEWIN Children Development Centre of the QEII Hospital

     

    REFEREED PUBBLICATIONS

    Biazzo K., Alcalá J. M., Covino E., Sterzik M. F., Guillot P., Chavariá-K C., Frasca A., Raddi R., “Crossing the Gould Belt in the Orion vicinity”, 2012, A&A, 542, 115

    Raddi R., Drew J. E., Sale S. E., Steeghs D., Fabregat J., Wright N. J., Greimel R., Drake J. J., Farnhilll H., Barlow M. J., Sabin L., “First results of an Hα based search of Classical Be stars in the Perseus Arm”, accepted for publication in MNRAS,

    arXiv:1301.1298

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    Drew J. E., Raddi R., and the EGAPS Consortia, “Optical Digital Galactic Plane Surveys and Star-Cluster Science”, in Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, Proceedings of Symposium 5 of JENAM 2010, Moitinho – Alves Eds., 2011, p3

    Raddi R., Drew J. E., Sale S. E., Steeghs D. and the IPHAS consortium, “Tracing the structure of the Perseus Arm with IPHAS”, in Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys, Proceedings of Symposium 5 of JENAM 2010, Moitinho – Alves Eds., 2011, p259

     

    CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS ATTENDED

    Beijing, China (August 2012), IAU GA XXVIII, SpS12: Modern views of the interstellar medium. Poster: “Exploring the structure of the Milky Way disc with IPHAS”.

    Hatfield, UK (July 2011),Optical/IR Galactic Plane Surveys Meeting Including The 2nd VVV Science Meeting. Talk: “Classical Be Stars within and beyond the Perseus Arm”.

    Granada, Spain (May 2011), Stellar Clusters & Associations. Poster: “Distant clusters from Be identifications”.

    Lisbon, Portugal (September 2010), JENAM 2010 – Symposium 5: Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys. Poster: “Tracing the structure of the Perseus Arm with IPHAS”.

    Barcelona, Spain (May/June 2010), IAU Symposium 270: Computational Star Formation. Poster: “Tracing the structure of the Perseus Arm with IPHAS”.

    Hatfield, UK (April 2009), European Week of Astronomy and Space Science. Poster: “Young stars in the direction of the Perseus Arm” (2nd prize at the poster competition).

     

    RESEARCH SCHOOLS

    Garching, Germany (March /April 2009),  EuroVO-AIDA School 2009

    Hatfield, UK (August/September 2008),  Introductory Summer School in Astronomy.


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