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     Date Submitted:20-02-2017
     Last Modified:27-03-2017 (02:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral fellowship (expired on Sept. 2016)
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsprogramming, data analysis, modelling
    CV

    Personal information
    Nationality(-ies) Italy
    Date of birth May 31st 1986
    Gender male


    Work experience
    Dates September 1st, 2015 - September 1st, 2016
    Position Postdoctoral fellow
    Employer Sapienza, Università di Roma
    Main Research topics Galactic dynamics, Black Holes dynamics, Galactic nuclei, Computational Astrophysics
    Dates May 1st, 2014 - May 1st, 2015
    Position Postdoctoral fellow
    Employer Università di Roma Tor Vergata
    Main Research topics Galactic dynamics, Black Holes dynamics, Galactic nuclei, Computational Astrophysics


    Education and training
    January 14th 2014 Ph.D. thesis defense
    Institution Sapienza-Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma
    Thesis title The role of dynamical friction in the formation of Compact Massive Objects
    Main Research topics Black Holes dynamics, Globular Clusters dynamics, Galactic nuclei physics, Computational Astrophysics 
    Oct 2010 - Jan 2014 Ph.D. student in Astronomy with fellowship
    Employer Sapienza - Università di Roma
    Main Research topics Galactic dynamics, Black Holes dynamics, Galactic nuclei, Computational Astrophysics
    2008 - 2010 Master’s degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Institution Sapienza-Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma
    Thesis title Dynamical friction in the central region of galaxies
    Main Research topics Black Hole physics, Galactic nuclei physics
    Grade 110/110 cum laude
    2005 - 2008 Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astrophysics
    Institution Sapienza-Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma
    Thesis title The newtonian noise in the interferometers for the research of gravitational waves
    Main Research topics black hole physics , gravitational waves , instrumentation: interferometers, gamma-ray burst, pulsars
    Grade 107/110
    2000-2005 High school diploma
    Institution Liceo Scientifico Statale “Talete”, Via Camozzi 2, 00195 Rome (IT)
    Grade 100/100
     

    Personal skills and competences
    Mother tongue(s) Italian
    Other language(s) English, Spanish, German
    Self-assessment European level(*)

      Understanding Speaking Writing
      Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production  
    English B2 C1 B2 B2 B2
    Spanish A2 A2 A2 A2 A2
    German A1 A1 A1 A1 A1


    (*)Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level


    Social skills and competences
    I gained considerable ability in building up and maintaining working relations with scientists and researchers of different countries;  I learned how to work in team and co-operate for reaching an aim during my PhD research program;  I earned considerable leadership and team building skills during the postdoctoral period, as mentor of several PhD students;  I gained autonomy in research decisions during the postdoc, as principal investigator of my research project "MEGaN";
     I acquired communication skills thanks to the large numbers of invited seminars and contributed talks given at international conferences and universities;  I learned how to disseminate the results of my research work to a large audience, authoring and co-authoring several articles on scientific topics, related to my researches. Organisational skills and competences  I gained considerable skills in problem solving;  I earned skills in organising and solving large amount of tasks as principal investigator of the "MEGaN" project;  I acquired experience in coordinating and organising scientific event as member of the local organizing committee of two international conferences;  I devoted part of my working experience to develop a fruitful collaboration with experienced and senior researchers in several european universities and research facilities.


    Technical skills and competences
    High level experience in the management of the main computer components. I contributed in the assembly process and basic installation of the 5 HPC workstations hosted at the Department of Physics (University of Rome "Sapienza") since 2010 up to the present days. In the time period 2010-2017 I have been the main administrator of 6 HPC workstations: ASTROC16a and ASTROC16b, each one comprised of 4 Nvidia Titan X GPUs and 2 Intel Xeon processors; ASTROC9, comprised of 4 Radeon HD7970 GPUs and 2 Intel Xeon processors; and ASTROC15, comprised of 1 Radeon HD7990 and 1 Radeon HD7970 GPUs, and an I7 Intel processor.


    Computer skills and competences
    High level experience in sequential programming (C, Fortran), object-oriented programming (C++); experience in parallel programming (OpenMP), basic knowledge of GPU Programming (CUDA and OpenCL), multi-processor parallel programming (MPI). 
    Deep knowledge of HiGPUs (suited for galaxies and star clusters evolution), Nbody6 code(star cluster and stellar evolution), BSE package (stellar evolution), NEMO (tool for sampling stellar systems), Mercury (Planetary dynamics), AR (algorithmic regularization implementation). In several cases, I modified some of the codes cited above according to our needing. I also developed several, not public, tools for N-body data analysis and diagnostic and several codes for semi-analytical integration of velocity dependent differential equations and for modelling star clusters and galactic nuclei evolution. I have a deep knowledge of the GNUPLOT environment, devoted to the exploiting of plots and statistical analysis of mathematical trends. Moreover, I accumulated a highlevel knowledge of the qtiplot and origin software, widely used for performing statistics
    on large sample of data as well as for plotting purposes. Deep knowledge of the LaTex environment, which I used to develop all my scientific publications and report.
    High level experience in Linux O.S. usage, high level experience in Microsoft O.S., Microsoft applications and the Office package, graduate with ECDL (European Computer Driving License). In particular, I gained large experience with the powerpoint software, which I used to prepare slide-shows of the colloquia given at conferences and seminars. I also have a good knowledge of HTML language, I created the website for the society for the dissemination of scientific knowledge named "La Gravita" (http://lagravita.altervista.org/).


    Analysis skills and competences
    During my work as astrophysicist, I gained experience in interpreting the evolution of physical processes, and I learned how to model them. This allowed me to earn an invaluable capacity of forecasting the evolution of astrophysical processes, in first place. On the other hand, the forecasting strategies developed during my research period can be applied to other aspects of human life: from climate changing to financial trading. 


    Artistic skills and competences
    Wadoryu Karate Instructor (Black belt, 2nd Dan), Wing Chun Instructor (self defense 3rd level), IMAA Kenpo instructor, attended the instructor course at Tien Shan Pai academy in Kung Fu Wushu. I attended several stages with soke Y. Yoshioka, A.Basile, R. Gutierrez and masters M. Spina, , G. Tabili, R. Vacirca, H. di Mauro, C.Cortese and the whole staff of masters affiliated to the M.A.A. (Martial Arts Alliance).
    I attended the M.A.A. International Keyko Ryu in Naples (ITA) in 2012.

    Driving licence(s)  Holder of Italian driving license for category B vehicles (cars).

    Additional information
    Most important scientific publications
    Arca Sedda, M. and Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R., 2017, MNRAS, 464, 3060
    Arca Sedda, M. and Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R., 2016, MNRAS, 461, 4335
    Arca Sedda, M. and Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R. and Spera, M., 2016, MNRAS, 456, 2457
    Arca Sedda, M., 2016, MNRAS, 455, 35
    Arca Sedda, M. et al., 2015, ApJ, 806, 220
    Arca Sedda, M. and Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R., 2014, MNRAS, 444, 3738
    Arca Sedda, M. and Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R., 2014, ApJ, 785, 51
    The following three colleagues and collaborators know my work and very well, they also know my attitude at work and my capacity to work alone and in group:
    – Professor Roberto Capuzzo-Dolcetta (http://astrowww.phys.uniroma1.it/astro/dolcetta.html) (roberto.capuzzodolcetta(at)uniroma1.it);
    – Professor Monica Colpi (http://fisica.mib.infn.it/media/homepages/astrofisica/colpi/) (monica.colpi(at)unimib.it)
    – Professor Alessia Gualandris (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/physics/people/alessia_gualandris/) (a.gualandris(at)surrey.ac.uk)

    Personal interests
    Musics, Movies, TV series, Martial Arts, jogging, nature, animals
     


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