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     Date Submitted:01-10-2013
     Last Modified:02-10-2013 (09:08)
    Job information
     Current job:Physics PhD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsImaging, data processing and analysis, radio interferometry (ground based), infrared spectroscopy and photometry (from space observations), optical photometry (from space observations)

    Professional / work experience

    Dates August 5-23, 2013
    Occupation Visitor in Physics
    Main activities – Modelling of nebulae from the radio to the infrared wavelengths.
    Employer Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
    Sector Research

    Dates January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012
    Occupation Ph.D. student in Physics and Astronomy
    Main activities – Editing, calibration, synthesis imaging and analysis of high-resolution radio interferometric data.
                     – Post-calibration processing and analysis of infrared spectroscopic and photometric data.
                      – Post-calibration processing and analysis of high-resolution optical photometric data.
    Employer Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica/Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania.
    Sector Research

    Dates May, 2011 - June, 2011
    Occupation Tutor
    Main activities – Support during laboratory activities for undergraduate students.
    Employer Universita` degli studi di Catania.
    Sector Teaching

    Dates May 3, 2010 - September 2, 2010
    Occupation Visitor with expertise in radio astronomy
    Main activities – Synthesis imaging and analysis of radio interferometric data.
                     – Post-calibration processing and analysis of infrared space-telescope data.
    Employer Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Sector   Research

    Education and training

    Dates 2009/2010-2012/2013
    Title awarded Philosophiae Doctor in Physics and Astronomy
    Institute Universita` degli Studi di Catania, Facolt` di Scienze MM. FF. NN., Dipartimento di Fisica.
    Principal subject covered Radioastronomy, interferometry, infrared photometry and spectroscopy, optical imaging– Thesis: “Luminous Blue Variable stars: exploring the mass-loss history through a multiwalength analysis of their ejecta ”.

    Dates October 15-19, 2012
    Course 8th IRAM Millimeter Interferometry School
    Institute Institut de Radioastronomie Millimetrique (Grenoble, France).
    Principal subject covered
                             Lectures and tutorials on millimetric/submillimetric interferometric observation, data reduction, imaging and analysis.

    Dates June 8-15, 2010
    Course XII Synthesis Imaging Workshop
    Institute New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Socorro, NM, USA).
    Principal subject covered
            Lectures and tutorials on centimetric interferometric observation, data reduction, imaging and analysis.

    Dates 2005/2006 – 2007/2008
    Title awarded Second Level Degree/Master Degree in Physics
    Institute Universita` degli Studi di Catania, Facolt` di Scienze MM. FF. NN., Dipartimento di Fisica.
    Principal subjects covered General and modern physics, Laboratory of modern physics, Astrophysics and Space Physics.
    – Thesis: “La rapida evoluzione della nebulosa protoplanetaria CRL618: analisi dell’emissione nella banda radio ”.
    “The rapid evolution of the protoplanetary nebula CRL618: analysis of the emission in the radio band ”.
    Final Degree Mark 110/110 cum laude

    Spoken languages

    Mother tongue(s) Italian

    Other language(s) English
    Self-assessment European level (*)

    Listening B2 Independent user
    Reading C1 Proficient user

    Spoken interaction B2 Independent user
    Spoken production C1 Proficient user

    Writing: C1 Proficient user
    (*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level


    Information Technology – Operating Systems: Linux Ubuntu, MacOs, Windows.
                            – Programming Languages: IDL; elements of Java, Fortran77, Bash, Python.
                             – Packages used in Astrophysics: CASA, MIRIAD, SkyView, Isap, StarFinder, Mopex, IRAF, Ds9, GILDAS.
                            – Word processing: LATEX, OpenOffice, Microsoft Office.
                            – Elements of Grid Computing.
                            – Other packages: Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, Beamer, Gimp.

    Professional – High-resolution and high-sensitivity interferometric data reduction, imaging and analysis of point and extended sources. Single-field images and mosaics. Continuum and spectral line analysis. Self- calibration. Interferometric data concatenation, feathering. Simulation of interferometric observations.
                  Point-source extraction. Astrometrical calibration. I applied these techniques to most of my research  work.
                – Written and oral communications: I gained ability through posters and talks to scientific public presented in several international workshops attended and to general public during observatory open-house.
                 – Proposal and project investigator: I am principal investigator of three observing proposals scheduled at ATCA and co-investigator of four observing proposals scheduled at EVLA, ATCA, Herschel. I contributed with new ideas.
                – Problem solving, data acquisition, managing and analysis, as demonstrated in my published work.

    Social Team spirit, adaptability in intercultural environments, flexibly, positively face to difficulties, motivating  others, creativity, spirit of adventure. I gained these abilities through my experience in a scout movement (AGESCI, 1991-1999) as girl-guide and later as team leader. Mobility.
    Artistic Playing piano and drawing.

    Additional information


    – Radio detection of nebulae around four LBV stars in the LMC, C. Agliozzo, G. Umana, C. S. Buemi, C. Trigilio, P. Leto, A. Ingallinera, T. Franzen, A. Noriega-Crespo, 2012, MNRAS, 426, 181.
    –Expanded Very Large Array Observations of the Nebula around G79.29+0.46, G. Umana, C. S. Buemi, C. Trigilio, P. Leto, C. Agliozzo, A. Ingallinera, A. Noriega-Crespo, J. L. Hora, 2011, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 739:L11.
    –Identifying Type IIn supernova progenitors in our Galaxy: the circumstellar environment of the Galactic luminous blue variable candidate Gal 026.47+0.02, G. Umana, A. Ingallinera, C. Trigilio, C. S. Buemi, P. Leto, C. Agliozzo, A. Noriega-Crespo, N. Flagey, R. Paladini, S. Molinari, 2012, MNRAS, 427, 2975U.

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