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     Date Submitted:06-03-2013
     Last Modified:08-03-2013 (01:39)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsdata analysis, data modeling, system integration, system operation, concept development
    CV

    Interests 
    Space development; large-scale renewable energies; solar power generation.

    Experience

    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Jan. 2009 - present.

    o    Guest Appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York,Sept 2010 - present.

    §  Performed particle detector installation, integration and optimization with 10 MHz data acquisition and 10kV high voltage; member of the PHENIX collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

    §  Developed software for remote detector monitoring and operation used by collaboration; executed collaboration-wide semi-online raw data processing for detector monitoring and fast analysis.

    §  Led group of 10 graduate and undergraduate students in large-scale detector assembly. Performed work planning and quality control. Detector assembled within mechanical tolerances, now installed in PHENIX.

    §  Optimized team-work, interpersonal and negotiation skills through scheduling and conserving secure detector operation in high-pressure environment of 50+ people, defined by $2M/week particle collider operation.

    §  Suggested radiation shielding based on quantitative analysis of detector performance.  Shielding installed by BNL department, significant contribution to accomplish proposed funding physics goals for PHENIX.

    §   Performed long-term on-call detector expert /PHENIX data taking shift work (including shift leader position): control and monitoring of detector operation, full responsibility for $2M/$130M detector safety.

    o    Thesis work at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Jan. 2009 – present.

    §  PhD thesis: Precision measurement of charged particle production in electron-positron annihilations. Advisor: Associate Professor M. Grosse Perdekamp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    §  Applied analytic, statistical and algebraic tools, computer modeling, quantitative complex problem solving. Developed novel analysis techniques from creative/intuitive guidance, adopted by collaborators.

    §  Performed large-scale data analysis (~300TB) at the Belle experiment at KEK, Japan. Complex, multi-year analysis objective: Largely autonomous identification/fulfillment of short-/long-term milestone schedule.

    §  Acquired detailed understanding of wide physical theory context of measurement. Development of theoretical models and verification of models with measured/generated data.

    §  Successful writing of summary reports of multi-year analysis; publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    §  Analysis framework/computing environment training and review of publications/talks of collaborators.

    §  Experience in speaking to diverse audiences in talks and facility/equipment tours (high school/undergraduate/ graduate students), conveying complex contents to non-expert audiences.


    Education

    PhD in Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2008 – Mar. 2013 (expected).
    Magister (BS/MS Equivalent) in Nuclear Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, Oct. 2003 – July 2008.

     


    Computer Software Proficiency

    §  C/C++, Perl, Cshell; PostgreSQL; Html, PHP.

    §  Vast experience using Linux, Windows; C/C++-based data analysis software ROOT.

    §  Experience in using virtual machines, NX and VNC services, batch job queues (LSF/condor).

    §  Experience in generating and analyzing Monte Carlo-simulated data.
     

    Certifications and Awards

    §  Maurice Goldhaber Research Scholar Award in Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.

    o    Awarded to outstanding graduate students consistently demonstrating highest level of performance.

    §  Certificate of CERN School of Computing, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011.

    o    International school organized by the CERN particle physics laboratory, Switzerland, admitting top 60 applicants.


    Publications (Sel.)

    §  M. Leitgab et al. (Belle Collaboration); Title: Precision measurement of charged pion and kaon multiplicities in e+e- annihilation at Q=10.52 GeV; in review at Physical Review Letters; arXiv:1301.6183 [hep-ex].  Own research.

    §  M. Leitgab, for the Belle Collaboration; Title: Fragmentation Functions at Belle, arXiv:1210.2137 [hep-ex]; Proceedings to DIS2012, Bonn, Germany. Describes results of own and collaborative research.
     

    Public Speaking (Sel.)

    §  Invited talk at Fragmentation2012 Workshop at RIKEN, Japan (2012), about own thesis research results.

    §  Parallel session talk at international conference DIS2012, Bonn, Germany (2012), about own thesis and collaborative research results.

    §  Parallel session talk at international conference SPIN2010, Juelich, Germany (2010), about own thesis and collaborative research results.

    §  Invited talk at PHENIX Collaboration Meeting, Tallahassee, FL (2012), about own contributions in integration and operation of particle detector.


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