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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:17-02-2014
     Last Modified:17-02-2014 (12:40)
    Job information
     Current job:Physics, Ph.D
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     Keywordsdata analysis, problem solving, data quality monitoring, team player, programming, software development, C++, Python, Shell script, detector performance
    CV


    Place and date of birth: Castrovillari (CS) Italy, 10th May 1983
     


    Profi le


    Hard worker with doctoral degree in physics. Experienced to deal with high demanding, multitasking work environments. At the basis of my education is the ability to exploit scienti c methods to face problems with enthusiasm and curiosity, with the nal goal to nd the best solution for them. Used to work in big projects requiring to meet tough deadlines and shifts outside standard working hours.
    Knowledge in data analysis and software development. Great capabilities to adapt to new jobs, motivated and eager to learn new subjects. Good communication and team working skills, as well as great ability to tackle tasks in an autonomous way.


    Skills


    Problem solving: faced and disentangled several technical and conceptual problems for the accomplishment of the doctoral research projects;

    Data analysis: developed methods and implemented statistics techniques for physics data analyses, data quality monitoring and detector performance studies;

    Team player: worked fruitfully with international collaborators and research groups for the achievement of common objectives;

    Social skills: acquired thanks to the multi-cultural working environment;

    Programming: C++, Python - Object Oriented Programming, Shell script;

    Software development: data analyses, data quality monitoring and detector performance studies required to develop tools in C++ and Python;

    Operating systems: Unix/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X;

    Analysis tools: Root, RooFit, RooStats packages (C++ based), MS Excel;

    Softwares: Oce suite, LATEX, main applications of Unix/Linux, Windows, Mac;

    Education and career

    Physics, Ph.D. - University of Padova, April 2013
    Physics, M.S. - University of Padova - Mark: 110/110 cum laude, March 2009
    Physics, B.Sc. - University of Padova - Mark: 97/110, September 2006
    HSDG - ITIS E. Fermi" - Mark: 100/100, July 2002

    Professional experience

    Contract of Association at CERN (Switzerland), 2012

    Collaboration with INFN and CMS experiment at CERN, 2010 to 2012

    INFN fellowship for young post-graduates, September to December 2009

    Stage with research project at FERMILAB (USA), July to September 2008

    Main objectives achieved and gained experiences:

    - mainstream of the doctoral research project: identi cation of signals from a new elementary particle (i.e. supersymmetric Higgs boson), predicted by a promising physics theory, out of huge backgrounds from spurious events. Pursued through the analysis of big amount of data recorded by the CMS experiment, performed with models built for the prediction of the data behavior (using Monte Carlo simulation and data-driven methods) and applying statistics techniques. A dedicated C++ software was used for the purpose. The work involved the collaboration of two research groups (16 people) and led to an original result published in a top-rated journal (Physics Letters B, Volume 722, Issues 45, 24 May 2013, Pages 207-232 );

    - collaboration and communication with people having di erent experience, through the discussion of results and methods within research groups, presentation of results at national and international conferences and events for the outreach of students. The realization of clear and exhaustive presentations, reports, scienti c articles and thesis was a mandatory and essential aspect for the accomplishment of the overall research projects;

    - task responsibilities: development and maintenance of the software (C++ and Python based) dedicated to test the quality of data (i.e. Data Quality Monitoring, DQM) recorded by a subsystem of the CMS experiment. Primary goal was to propose, discuss with experts and implement new strategies for the monitoring of data, in order to avoid data losses due to hardware failures or software ineciencies during acquisition. Furthermore, the responsibility involved the management of the data certi cation, for the selection of data with good quality to be used for all the physics analyses. This activity led to a relevant improvement of the DQM;

    - developed a strategy to test the performances of part of the CMS experiment. This was helpful to spot possible hardware and software problems and to improve the system calibration, alignment and raw data reconstruction algorithms. A tool was developed in C++ and Python computer language. The results have been published in a top-rated journal (Journal of Instrumentation 8 (2013) P11002 );

    - frequent shifts as detector expert during data taking of the CMS experiment. Main responsibility: supervise and guarantee a good status of the detector during data taking in order to avoid possible data losses due to electronic or software malfunctioning;

    Awards

    CMS 2012 Achievement Award for important contributions to the Data Quality Monitoring software system and data quality certi cation tools;

    Language skills

    Italian: mother tongue

    English: fluent, written and spoken

    French: basic

    Referees

    Prof. Ugo Gasparini, University of Padova & INFN , ugo.gasparini@pd.infn.it;

    Personal interests and activities

    Sports, free time and hobbies:

    - road biking, jogging, hiking with friends or in general with people who enjoy these sports;
    - photography, especially portraits, nature and landscapes, with digital single lens refex camera;
    - traveling around the world to explore new cultures and landscapes;
    - reading, especially detective story, novels and newspapers;
    - learning to play classical guitar;

    Other information

    Willing to relocate;

    Willing to travel for work;

    Full current clean driving license;
     


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