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     Date Submitted:16-10-2015
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     Current job:Experienced Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPhysical Models Statistics Data Analysis Image Processing Astrophysics Python IDL IRAF Superresolution Techniques Quantitative Finance Finance Markets Teaching
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    Profile: Astrophysics. Statistical Data Analysis. Physical Modeling. Financial Markets. Quantitative Finance. Image processing. Teaching


    EDUCATION


    Online Master in Financial Markets and Asset Management. Apr 2014- May 2015

    Options and Futures Institute. Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles de Madrid.
    • Financial Markets in the Eurozone.
    • Financial Analysis (technical, fundamental, macro).
    • Portolio Management, Risk Management, Derivatives.
    • Equity, Fixed income and FX Markets.
    • Mutual Funds and Private Banking.
    • Fiscal Planning.

    Qualification: 9.18/10 and Honorary Mention.

    PhD. Astrophysics and Cosmology. 2003-2006

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Extragalactic observational astronomy. Statistical analysis and modeling of observational datasets. Contribution to galaxy evolution studies. A+, Cum Laude.

    MSc. Astrophysics and Cosmology. 2001-2003

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Processing of Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopic datasets. Development of new analysis techniques geared towards the detection of faint features in HST spectroscopic data.

    BSc. Theorethical Physics. 1995-2000

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
    Extraordinary bachelor’s award for outstanding achievement.


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Associate Teacher. 2015-present
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Part-time.
    Physics lessons for 1st year students.

    Postdoctoral Experienced Researcher. 2015-present
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Part-time.
    Kinemetric analysis of IFU data. Precision Cosmology with HII galaxies.

    Atracão de Jovens Talentos Fellowship (upper level). Nov 2013- Apr 2014
    Science Without Borders Programme. IAG/University of São Paulo.
    Coordination of the Brazilian part of the morphological analysis science working group of the J-PAS international survey team. Reduction of commissioning data of the BTFI instrument. Technical Assistant in Image Processing.

    Elecnor/Deimos-Imaging. 2013
    Edge detection and noise estimation techniques in remotely sensed images with the DEIMOS-1 earth observation satellite. Edge detection techniques used were: Canny (1986), Deriche (1987), Sarkar and Boyer (1991), Shen and Castan (1992). Noise estimation results were used to improve flux calibration of images.

    Postdoctoral Experienced Researcher. 2012-2013
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Part-time.
    Kinemetric analysis of IFU data from the CALIFA survey. Study of the neighborhoods of star forming galaxies.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 2011-2012
    University of Nottingham.
    Use of Bayesian and optimization methods to cross-correlate far infrared and optical source catalogs. Statistical relation between the morphological disturbance of galaxies and their star formation histories. Use of basic information theory concepts. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF, Python and IDL langages.

    MICINN/Fulbright Research Fellow. 2009-2011
    University of Nottingham.
    Development of a new structural diagnostic designed to identify minor galaxy mergers in deep Hubble Space Telescope images. Use of basic concepts from information retrieval theory. Use of High Performance Computing systems. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF, Python and IDL langages.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate. 2007-2009
    University of Florida.
    Creation of a robust photometric and structural catalog of galaxies observed in deep Hubble Space Telescope images. Analysis of large datasets using the Condor High Throughput Computing system. Writer of my own data analysis codes using the IRAF and IDL langages. Assistant Professor. 2004-2008

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2000-2004
    Laboratory and problem solving lessons for freshmen students and astrophysics laboratory for 4th and 5th year physics BSc. students.
    PhD FPU Fellowship. 2000-2004
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Spanish Ministry for Science and Education Fellowship for PhD students.

    Collaboration Grant. 2000
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Data reduction and calibration of archival images of Hubble Space Telescope images.

    Research Summer Grant. 1999
    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
    Observations, data reduction and calibration of astronomical CCD images.

    SUPERVISED STUDENTS.

    José Manuel Pérez Master Thesis.
    Derivation of chemical abundances in star-forming
    galaxies at intermediate redshift. Presented July 18, 2014. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Student is currently pursuing PhD in Vienna, Austria.



    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    Computers
    Linux administration. and Use of High Throughput and High Performance computing facilities.
    Basic usage of SQL databases.
    Programming languages: Python, IDL, C, Bash shell scripts. Astronomical software: pYRAF, STSDAS, TopCat, PGPLOT. General purpose packages: LATEX, Xfig, LibreOffice.
    Financial Technical Analysis: Visual Chart.

    I can write my own codes, in order to go from data to meaningful conclusions. My codes make extensive use of mathematics (integrals, probabilities, optimization, numer- ical analysis) but can do the book keeping as well. I can produce my own publication quality figures.

    Qualifications

    Accredited observer in IAC-80, JKT, 3.5m Caha Omega-Cass, W.M. Keck LRIS, PARTNeR telescopes.
    First Madrid Advanced School of Astrophysics and Cosmology (2007).
    XVII Astrophysics Winter School of the Instituto de Astrof´isica de Canarias (2005).

    Outreach

    Professor in the “Planetary systems beyond the Sun” 2008 Summer School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
    Presented the October 3rd 2005 Solar Eclipse for the International Spanish Television.

    Languages

    Spanish (native) English (bilingual) French (basic)


    PUBLICATIONS.

    8 First author papers (refereed journals)

    22 Collaboration papers (refereed journals)

    14 conference contributions.
     


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