Software Project Manager and Research Scientist
Date of Birth: May 16, 1979
Postdoc at DESY, Zeuthen Cherenkov Telescope Array [Since 2014]
Software project management for the "Array Control and Data Acquisition (ACTL)" software work package within the CTA project, coordinating both local personnel and external companies. Analisis of data from the the High Energy Stereoscopic System H.E.S.S array.
Postdoc contract Humboldt University [2010—-2014]
Experimental Particle Physics group.
Programming control software in Java and Python for the CTA project, and prototyping of those designs in a telescope prototype located in Berlin.
Investigating Galactic gamma-ray sources and their counterparts in other energies (X-rays, radio).
1-month observation shift at the H.E.S.S. site in Namibia.
Research Grant, UCM, High Energy Physics (GAE) group. [2004--2010]
Study of active galactic nuclei as seen with the MAGIC telescope. Development and maintenance of software routines for both the data quality check and onsite analysis. I performed four 1-month operations shifts on the MAGIC site in the astronomical observatory in La Palma, Canary Islands.
Statistics and Physics Lab. teaching assistant [2008--2009]
at the UCM University.
Assistant of the Director of the college [2002--2004]
‘’Colegio Mayor Antonio de Nebrija'', Madrid.
Collaboration grant at the department of data [2001--2002]
network infrastructure of the UCM university.
Ph.D. in Astrophysics, UCM [2006--2010]
(University Complutense of Madrid).
Dissertation ‘’Observations of Active Galactic [June 2010]
Nuclei with the MAGIC Telescope''.
Master in Nuclear Physics Program, UCM [2005--2006]
Bachelor of Physics in astrophysics and [1997--2004]
fundamental physics, UCM
FIELDS OF INTEREST
Telescope control software, data processing, data quality, statistical methods for experimental physics, gamma-ray astronomy, active galactic nuclei, pulsars, supernova remnants.
Operating systems: GNU/Linux (Scientific Linux, Redhat, Fedora, Raspbian), Windows.
Programming: Java (incl. SWING), Python, C++, Perl, Ruby, AWK, shell scripts, HTML, ROOT.
Software: , OpenOffice and Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw UML design, Eclipse IDE.
Control frameworks: Alma Common Software (ACS, CORBA based framework with C++, Java and Python implementations) and OPC UA (Prosys Java SDKs and generic graphical client).
Management: Atlassian suit (Confluence, Jira...), Redmine, Jama, SVN, CVS.
Modelling: UML and SysML.
Embedded systems: Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Spanish: mother tongue.
English: written, read and spoken fluently.
Basque: intermediate ability in speaking, reading and writing.
German: very basic understanding.
MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS AND ASSOCIATED ROLES
CTA Consortium: Member since September 2010, Array Control Software Team project manager.
H.E.S.S. Collaboration: Member since September 2010, Data analysis, leader of the HESS J1641-463 and Puppis A tasks.
A 1-month observation shift in Nambia.
MAGIC Collaboration: Member from 2004 to 2010: Scientific data analysis and data quality check and on-site analysis responsible person. Four 1-month observation shifts in La Palma.
The full list numbers to about 200 articles, conference contributions and internal documents.
Most relevant articles published or in preparation for submission to refereed scientific journals
H.E.S.S. collaboration, A. Abramowski et al. H.E.S.S. reveals a lack of TeV emission from the supernova remnant Puppis A, A&A 575 (2015) A81 (Corresponding author)
H.E.S.S. collaboration, A. Abramowski et al. Discovery of the Hard Spectrum VHE gamma-Ray Source HESS J1641-463. ApJL 794 (2014) L1 (Corresponding author)
N. Mirabal and Igor Oya. Correlating Fermi gamma-ray sources with ultra-high energy cosmic rays. MNRAS, 405 (2010) L99 Simultaneous Multiwavelength Observations of Markarian 421 During Outburst. V. A. Acciari et al.(MAGIC and VERITAS collabs.), ApJ 703 (2009) 169 (MAGIC contact person).
J. Aleksic et al. (MAGIC Coll.). MAGIC TeV Gamma-Ray Observations of Markarian 421 during Multiwavelength Campaign in 2006. AA, 519 (2010) A32 (Corresponding author)
Some selected conference contributions
I. Oya, et al. The Software Architecture to Control the Cherenkov Telescope Array ltalk Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 991303 (2016).
I. Sadeh, I. Oya, et al. Prototyping the graphical user interface for the operator of the Cherenkov Telescope Array talk Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130X (2016).
I. Oya, et al., for the CTA consortium. Status and plans for the Array Control and Data Acquisition System of the Cherenkov Telescope Array. Poster, proceeding of the 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, The Hague (The Netherlands) 2015.
I. Oya, et al. The control system of the 12-m medium-size telescope prototype: a test-ground for the CTA array control (poster) Proc. SPIE 9152, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 91522G (2014);
I. Oya, et al. Evaluating the control software for CTA in a medium size telescope prototype. (Poster) Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 396. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2012.
I. Oya, et al. Data Check and onsite analysis of the MAGIC telescope. (Poster). Poster, proceedings of the VIII meeting of the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA). Santander, Spain, 2008.
I. Oya, J.L. Contreras, D. Bose. MAGIC Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei(Talk). Talk, proceedings of the VIII meeting of the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA). Santander, Spain, 2008
OUTSIDE INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Literature, history, geography, art, botanics and computing.
I am member of the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA) since 2008, and of the Royal Spanish Society of Physics (RSEF) since 2009.
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