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     Date Submitted:25-07-2015
     Last Modified:31-07-2015 (02:20)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsData analysis Image processing Working with C/NOFS satellite data, GPS data, ground-based optical data IDL programming Some experience with FORTRAN
    CV

    EDUCATION

    2011-2015: Boston University, Boston, MA

    B.A., Astronomy and Physics

    Relevant classwork:

    Physics

    •       Modern Physics I & corresponding lab course

    •       Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics

    •       Classical Mechanics

    •       Classical Electromagnetism I

    •       Classical Electromagnetism II

    •       Quantum Mechanics I

    •       Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics

    Astronomy

    •       Planetary Physics

    •       Stellar and Galactic Astrophysics

    •       Solar and Space Physics

    •       Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology

    •       Observational Astronomy

    Oceanography

    •       Introduction to Oceanography

    •       Dynamical Oceanography

     

    2007-2011: Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH

     

     

    RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE

    March 2012 – present: Boston University Center for Space Physics Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Research concentrations:

    •       Writing, editing, and documenting IDL programs

    •       Analyzing ground-based all-sky imager data to study various ionospheric phenomena

    •       Analyzing data to determine when ground-based all-sky imager and satellite data may correlate

    •       Experience in studying 630.0 nm & 777.4 nm airglow including equatorial spread-F, medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances, total electron content, and the midnight temperature maximum

    •       Processing data from 8 ground-based all-sky imagers; 1 in Antarctica, 4 in South America, and 3 in the United States

    •       Processing data from various satellites including the Communication/Navigation Outage Forecasting System (C/NOFS), and groups of GPS satellites

    •       Studying magnetic conjugacy from ionospheric features seen in all-sky imagers

    •       Processing and analyzing data from imagers at magnetic field conjugate locations and comparing them to the processed and analyzed satellite data

    •       Assisting in and making posters for conferences

    •       Summarizing and presenting results, and contributing to published papers

    •       Presented a poster at the American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP), Stony Brook, NY, January 2014

    •       Presented a poster at the Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) conference, Seattle, WA, in June 2014 and June 2015

     

    June 2015 - present: Museum of Science Charles Hayden Planetarium Intern

    Responsibilities:

    •       Presenting live shows

    •       Using digital and projection software/equipment to display shows

    •       Assisting guests in ticketing, seating, and safety precautions

    •       Educating

     

    AWARDS

    •       Center for Space Physics Award for Excellence in Space Physics, 2015

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    •       C. Martinis, M. Mendillo, J. Baumgardner, P. Zablowski, C. Sullivan, Use of All-sky imaging systems to study plasma processes in the low and midlatitude ionosphere, accepted, Asian Journal of Physics, 2014.

     

    •       C. Martinis, R. Macinnis, C.Sullivan, M.Hairston, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo, MSTIDs from C/NOFS Data and Ground-Based All-Sky Imagers, to be submitted, Annales Geophysicae, February 2014.

     

    •       C.Martinis, J. Baumgardner, C. Brunini, E. Gularte, R. Macinnis, C. Sullivan, P.Zablowski, D. Janches, M. Mendillo, Conjugate observations of ESF structures during a geomagnetic storm in the American sector, to be submitted, Journal of Geophysical Research, March 2014.

     

    •       C. Martinis,P. Zablowski, C. Sullivan, R. Macinnis, M.Hairston, R. Pfaff,  J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo,  Simultaneous Observations of C/NOFS Data and Related Optical Signatures from Midlatitude Ground-Based All-Sky Imagers, to be submitted, Journal of Geophys. Research, December 2014.

     

    •       W.J. Burke, C. Martinis, P. C. Lai, C. Sullivan, and L.Gentile, Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (MSTIDs): What They Are and How They Work, to be submitted, Journal of Geophys. Research, January 2015.

     

    •       M.B. Stefanello, M.T.A.H. Muella, D.C.M. Amorim, C.S. Machado, A.A. Pimenta, J.A. Bittencourt, N.J. Schuch, C. Martinis, C. Sullivan, and J.V. Bageston, OI 630.0 nm All-Sky Airglow Observations of Medium-Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances at Geomagnetic Conjugate Points, under review, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 2015

    •       W.J. Burke, C. Martinis, C. Sullivan, L.Gentile, R. Pfaff, C/NOFS observations of electromagnetic coupling between magnetically conjugate MSTID structures, to be submitted, JGR, 2015

     

    •       C. Martinis., R. Macinnis, C. Sullivan, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo, R. Pfaff , M. Hairston, Simultaneous detection of ionospheric perturbations using mid-latitude all-sky imagers and equatorial C/NOFS measurements, submitted, JGR, 2015

     

    PRESENTATIONS

    •       C. Martinis, J. Baumgardner, R. Macinnis, C. Sullivan, M. Mendillo, Study of zonal plasma motion, electric field and density perturbations from all-sky imagers and C/NOFS satellite along a same flux tube, invited talk at the CEDAR Workshop: Equatorial Ionospheric Electrodynamics and Low-Latitude Space Whether, 2013 CEDAR Workshop, Boulder, CO, June 2013.

     

    •       C. Martinis, J. Baumgardner, R. Macinnis, C. Sullivan, M. Mendillo, E. Miller, T. Moffat-Griffin, Conjugate All-sky Imagers to Study Ionospheric Processes from Low to Sub-auroral Latitudes, poster presented in the 2013 Fall AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2013.

     

    •       C. Martinis, R. Macinnis, C. Sullivan, Network of Imagers in the American Continent, invited talk at the CEDAR Workshop: Distributed instrumentation for ionospheric measurements over South America, Seattle, WA, June 2014.

     

    •       C. Martinis, R. Macinnis, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo, C. Sullivan, A. Gerrard, Conjugate All-sky Imagers and Van Allen Probes to Study Sub-auroral processes, invited talk at the CEDAR workshop: ITM Key Science Challenges during the Van Allen Probes / Great Observatory Era, June, Seattle, WA, June 2014.

     

    POSTERS

    •       C. Sullivan, C. Martinis, P. Zablowski, Ionospheric Phenomena Associated with Electron Depletion and Plasma Instabilities Seen Through All-Sky Imagers in the American Sector. American Physical Society's Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Stony Brook University, NY, 2014.

     

    •       C. Sullivan, C. Martinis, R. Macinnis, M. Mendillo, J. Wroten, J. Baumgardner, T. Moffat-Griffin, M. Taylor, Magnetically Conjugate Observations of Ionospheric Processes Using All-Sky Imagers in the American Sector. CEDAR Workshop, Seattle, WA, June 2014.

     

    •       D. Hickey, C. Martinis, C. Sullivan, J. Wroten, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo, M. Milla, L. Navarro, and, D. Hysell, Boston University All-Sky Imager at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory, poster presented by graduate student at CEDAR Workshop, Seattle, WA, June 2014.

     

    •       C. Sullivan, C. Martinis, R. Macinnis, W. Burke, R. Pfaff, M. Hairston, Simultaneous detection of ionospheric perturbations using midlatitude allsky imagers and equatorial C/NOFS measurements, poster presented at CEDAR Workshop, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

     

    SKILLS

    •       Computer Languages: IDL (proficient/expert), JAVA (competent), FORTRAN (novice)

    •       Operating Systems: Linux (novice), Mac OS, Windows

    •       Programs: LaTeX, Microsoft Office, MaxIm DL, TheSky

    •       Foreign Languages: French (competent)

    •       Personal Skills: Strong organization and analytical skills, ability to work independently or with a group, good communication skills, strong desire to learn


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