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     Date Submitted:08-01-2016
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     Current job:Researcher at University of Chicago
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsMathematical / Analytical skills Athletically gifted
    CV

    Education

    University of Chicago 2008 -- 2015
    Ph.D., Physics { Thesis: Cosmology and Singularities in Massive Gravity

    University of Amsterdam 2006 -- 2008
    Master (M.Sc.) in Theoretical Physics (cum laude). Thesis: AdS/CFT - Foundations and Applications to Hydrodynamics

    Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France, and University of Strasbourg, France 2002 -- 2006
    Licence de Physique (B.Sc. equivalent), and visiting Master student, Sciences de la Matiere

     

    Work

    University of Chicago 2008 -- 2015
    | Research in Theoretical Cosmology (Gravity, Dark Matter) and Exoplanets. Select publications:
     Self-accelerating Massive Gravity: Exact solutions for any isotropic matter distribution (98 citations as of 11/2015)
     Self-accelerating Massive Gravity: How Zweibeins Walk through Determinant Singularities
     Hidden Sector Dark Matter Models for the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess


    | Select Coursework: General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory, Cosmology, String Theory, Space Physics


    | Teaching: physics laboratory sessions for undergraduates, teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses (both for physics and non-physics majors)

     

    Skills
    

    Programming languages: Python (advanced) C, Fortran, JavaScript
     Fundamental knowledge in Theoretical Physics
     Expert in general relativity and massive gravity
     Great familiarity with Mathematica
     Experience using computer clusters
     Teaching skills, both one-on-one and classroom (up to 30 students)
     Pianist at semi-professional level
     Tennis player at semi-professional level
     Languages:

    fluent in French, German, Luxembourgish, basic skills in Turkish

     

    Machine Learning Projects – Built and Implemented

    • Simple and Multiple Regression as well as Ridge Regression frameworks for predicting house prices • Sentiment analysis classifier using logistic regression with stochastic gradient ascent
    • Intelligent document retrieval system for Wikipedia entries
    • Song recommender system using matrix factorization

    • Neural networks for image search and classification
    • Decision tree using recursive greedy algorithm, extension to continuous inputs for predicting risk associated with loan • AdaBoost algorithm, application to above bank loan predictor

    Talks and Awards

    | Talks:
     Stability considerations in self-accelerating massive gravity, at Novel Probes of Gravity and Dark Energy Workshop,
    University of Pennsylvania (2013)
     Cosmological constant from massive gravity, at 22nd Midwest Relativity Meeting, University of Chicago (2012)

    | Awards:
     Bourse FNR: 4 year scholarship for PhD studies, by Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg
     Winner of essay competition on Albert Camus, and subsequent participation in the documentary Vivre avec Camus by fillmmaker Joel Calmettes

     

    Interests and extracurricular achievements

    | Piano:
     "Premier Prix" in piano (1999, second-highest exam) , Conservatoire de musique de la ville de Luxembourg
     Performance of Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major (1999), and other performances (1995 - 2015)
     

    | Tennis:
     ITF junior circuit: Mobilux Junior Open (1998, pre-professional tournament)
     Highest level reached: equivalent 5.5 NTRP (U.S. National Tennis Rating Program, scale 1.0 beginner - 7.0 world class)

    | Running and stair climbing:
     consistently top 5% placement in half marathons
     consistently top 2% placement in stairclimbing events (e.g. Skyrise, Hustle up the Hancock). Occasional elite participant.


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