2011 Doctor rerum naturalium
Magna cum laude
Astronomy, Physics Department
Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich, Germany
1998 Master of Science
Universita` degli Studi di Torino, Italy
12.2015 – 01.2017 PostDoc, MPI for Astrophysics, Garching (D)
Data analysis for radio interferometric data employing Information Field Theory approach.
05.2015 – 11.2015 PostDoc, MPI for extraterrestrial physics, Garching (D)
INTEGRAL/SPI data analysis for the quest of positron annihilation employing IFT approach.
02.2015 – 04.2015 Research Associate, ESO, Garching (D)
Combining robust image detection with spectroscopy to study galaxies groups and clusters: unifying Chandra and ESO data in the CDF-S region.
04.2014 – 07.2014 Teaching assistant, TUM, Munich (D)
Recitation session on “Data Analysis and Monte Carlo Methods”.
12.2010 – 12.2013 Researcher and PostDoc, MPI for extraterrestrial physics, Garching (D)
In preparation for the eROSITA mission: Simulation development of X-ray images and their data analysis.
10.2001 – 11.2010 Research Scholar, MPI for plasmaphysics, Garching (D)
Development of a forward method for the detection of weak signal in presence of high noise in Poisson regime. N.B. Time range not corresponding to effective working time, interruption concerning child care.
07.1998 – 09.2001 Research Associate, STScI, Baltimore (USA)
DSS and GSC (detection and classification) generation.
Development of several research projects: determination of angular diameters of asteroids, stars and stellar sources in high background; proper motion studies of stellar mass black-holes, planetary nebulae and their central stars. Project coordinator between STScI and Astronomical Observatory of Turin.
10.1996 – 10.1998 Diploma student, OATo, Turin (IT)
Analysis and data reduction of HST/FGS observations of Mira stars. Discovery of asymmetric pulsations.
Operating Systems OS X, Linux, Unix, VAX/VMS, MS-Windows
Progr. Lang. R, python, IDL, Fortran, basic of C and C++
Script.Lang. AWK, Perl
Markup Lang. HTML
Software Scientific data analysis (cfitsio, FTools, MIDAS, Exsas, Iraf, ROOT), Latex, Mathematica
Language Skills Italian (native), English (excellent), German (good)
Communication Skills 14 Conferences attended, 14 Workshops. Program committee member for 3 workshops. 32 presentations given. 3 invited talks. 13 posters.
Publication Summary 30 scientific publications (10 first author, 16 peer-reviewed, 19 conference proceedings): 2 Nature articles. 615 citations, data taken from the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (Oct 5, 2016).
Post Graduate Education
2013 - Kavalur (India) The 4th IIA - PennState Astrostatistics School
Astrostatistics School designed to introduce the new challenges arose in astrophysics due to the needs of rigorous applications of statistical methods to large multiwavelength data sets, requiring complex automated processes.
Organized jointly by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore (India), and the Center for Astrostatistics, Pennsylvania State University (USA).
2003 - Wallops Island, VA (USA) 3rd International X-ray Astronomy School
Courses in X-ray astronomy organized jointly by the Universities Space Research Association, NASA and the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center.
2002 - Garching, Germany Bayesian Inference in Astronomy & Astrophysics -A Short Course
2001(2) - Garching, Germany Classes on Astrophysics and Observations
Third NEON European Observing School'', Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris: Courses and practical training in astronomical observing.
2000(1) - JHU, Baltimore (USA) Classes on Astrophysics
Courses taken during Research Associate employment.
2014 DGDF (ESO). Combining robust image detection with spectroscopy to study galaxies groups and clusters: unifying Chandra and ESO data in the CDF-S region.
2001 Hubble Space Telescope Observations, ID 9140, Cycle 3.
Nov 3-5, 2014 - Trento, Italy “Interdisciplinary Workshop on Statistical and Analysis Methods in Nuclear, Particle and Astro- physics, at European Centre for Theoretical studies in Nuclear Physics and related areas”.
Co-organized with the Excellence Cluster Universe. Introductory lectures for students.
Feb 17-21, 2014 - Garching, Germany “Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop on Statistics”, MPE. Co-organized with the Excellence Cluster Universe. Lecture on image analysis and faint source detection: Bayesian mixture models.
Nov 18-22, 2013 - Munich, Germany “Monte Carlo Methods in Advanced Statistics Applications and Data Analysis” School, MPI Munich.
Lecture on image data decomposition: Bayesian mixture models applied to image analysis.
Press releases: 1) Hubble Telescope Measures Diameters of
Pulsating Stars http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/26/;
2) Ancient Black Hole Speeds Through Sun's Galactic Neighborhood,
Devouring Companion Star http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2001/blackhole/;
3) Gamma rays reveal pair plasma from a flaring black hole binary system http://www.mpe.mpg.de/6517171/News_20160229
Program Committee member for the “IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2013 Astroinformatics Workshop”. Dallas, TX, USA. Dec 7, 2013
Member of “Massive Dataset Discovery & Classification in Synoptic Surveys” Working Group program 2012-2013 (SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA)
Member of 1. International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 2. Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal (ASAIP), 3. International Astrostatistics Association (IAA)
Initiator and co-organizer of Bayes Forum, MPE (since Dec 2011) http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~aws/bayes_forum.html
Referee for “Astronomy & Computing” (Elsevier Inc.)
Editorial Board of (Hindawi Publishing Corp.)
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