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     Date Submitted:15-09-2019
     Last Modified:16-09-2019 (09:59)
    Job information
     Current job:Physicist - Part time instructor
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsphysics, astronomy, computer science, algorithms

    Physicist with thorough experience on data analysis, software development and algorithm design. 20+ years of programming experience in diverse scientific/tech environments (including CERN and Silicon Valley). Open architectures enthusiast. Team player who strives to find the right solutions.

    Skill Highlights
      Scientific computation                    GUI design and development
      GNU/Linux systems development             Databases (MongoDB, SQLite, MySQL)
      Fluent in Python, C/C++, JavaScript       Async programming, Flask, React
      Design of analog and digital devices      Lisp (Clojure), R, Java, Prolog, Haskell


    Academic Degrees
     PhD in High Energy Physics, 2008
      Universidad de Valencia and IFIC, Valencia, Spain

     Ingenieur de l’Ecole Polytechnique (MS in Physics), 2000
       Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

    Work and Research Experience
    Research Associate, February 2019 – August 2019
      Departamento de Ingenieria de Software e Inteligencia Artificial, UCM, Madrid, Spain
      Study of distributed technologies for commons-based peer production communities, and participation in the development of a blockchain-based software infrastructure.

    Freelance, February 2017 – February 2019
      Madrid, Spain
      Development and maintenance of free software web applications (JavaScript and React) and tools (Python) for systems running on District Health Information Software (DHIS), hired by EyeSeeTea for the World Health Organization.
      Deployment of existing and new developed monitoring systems hired by EyeSeeTea for the Biocomputing Unit at Centro Nacional de Biotecnologı́a.
      Programming in the project “A Touch of Venus” to create physical 3D models of planets for visually impaired children with the Astronomical Observatory in Valencia,
      and selected by the International Astronomical Union as an outreach project for children and schools.
      Development of the Entrez Python interface to access the biological databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

    Algorithms Architect, August 2015 – February 2017
      Synaptics Inc, San Jose, CA
      Development of algorithms for touch sensing on adverse noise conditions. Tool design for data capture infrastructure. Creation of compressed data transfers for communications with the integrated circuit.

    Software Developer, April 2014 – June 2015
     Biocomputing Unit, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologı́a, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
     Pipeline development for the analysis of electron microscopy images in structural biology (as part of the free software Scipion framework). Implementation of image processing algorithms for data analysis and model reconstruction.

    Software Developer, January 2012 – April 2014
     MP2P Technologies, Madrid, Spain
     Design and development of web crawlers and automated test systems for a new open web search engine that could track text files, media files and P2P links, adding rich metadata and “semantic entities” in its results.

    Research Associate, July 2008 – December 2011
     Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (– 2011),
     Grupo de Relatividad y Gravitación, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain (2011 –)
     Research in gravitational waves within the LIGO collaboration. Data analysis and pipeline development for counterparts of gamma ray bursts. Detector calibration, time-domain reconstruction of the gravitational wave signal. Software infrastructure for online analysis, data quality and monitorization.

    Head of Infrastructure and IT Support, April 2005 – September 2007
     Bioinformatics Department, Prince Felipe Research Center, Valencia, Spain
     Computer Scientist and System Administrator of GNU/Linux systems, including the normal operation and improvement of several computer clusters, extensive programming in C, C++ and Python both for system administration and research. Collaboration in research programs.

    PhD Student and Research Assistant, September 2000 – April 2005
     Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
     Simulation of future long baseline neutrino experiments. Comparison of the physics reach and relative performances of Neutrino Factories, Beta-Beams, e-capture Beams and Super-Beams, including full neutrino oscillations, detector responses and statistical analysis of the resulting data. Study of the correlations and degeneracies that appear in any single experiment and implementation of different strategies to solve them. Also, data analysis of hadronic cross-sections within the HARP collaboration.

    Data-analysis Software Development, March 2002
     Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
     Collaboration with Paul F. Kunz (from SLAC) and Jose Hernando-Morata (from USC and CERN) in software development for HippoDraw, a data analysis environment.

    Visiting Researcher, Nov. 2000 – Feb. 2002, Oct. 2002 – March 2004
     CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    Scientific Internship, April – September 2000
     CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
     Analysis of the forward-backward asymmetry in quark production at LEP, with the group “Beyond Electroweak” in the ALEPH collaboration.

           Spanish            Native speaker
        English, French       Fluent, spoken and written
           German             Basic, spoken and written

    Conferences and Outreach
     Participated in 18 conferences and workshops in Particle Physics and Astrophysics.

     Outreach activities: articles for newspapers, magazines, radio interviews, stand in the National Science Fair, conferences in high schools.

    Other Accomplishments
     Prize to the best article in physics outreach at the CPAN VIII Outreach Challenge,
      Spain, October 2017

     2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, September 2016
       Awarded to the full K2K/T2K Collaboration for outstanding achievements for the discovery and study of neutrino oscillations.

     Development of Multidimensional Array and Tensor extensions for the GNU Scientific Library, 2004

     Member of the Robotic Team, October 1998 – May 1999
      Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
      Programming of the Artificial Intelligence of the robot presented by the Ecole Polytechnique in the competition “Coupe de France de Robotique”.

     Silver medal (6th place) in the VI Spanish Physics Olympiad (Santander, Spain) and member of the Spanish Team in the XXVI International Physics Olympiad, Canberra, Australia, 1995

     Reconstructing the calibrated strain signal in the Advanced LIGO detectors
      A. Viets and others
      2018, Class. Quant. Grav. 35, no. 9, 095015 – arXiv:1710.09973

     Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light
      Aasi, J. and others
      2013, Nature Photon. 7

     A Toroidal Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector (MIND) for a Neutrino Factory
      Bross, A. and others
      2013, arXiv:1306.5327
    The EUROnu Project
     Edgecock, T. R. and others
     2013, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 16 – arXiv:1305.4067

    Calibration of the LIGO Gravitational Wave Detectors in the Fifth Science Run
     Abadie, J. and others
     2010, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A624 – arXiv:1007.3973

    First search for gravitational waves from the youngest known neutron star
      Abadie, J. and others
      2010, Astrophys. J. 722 – arXiv:1006.2535

    Measurements of forward proton production with incident protons and charged pions on nuclear targets at the CERN Proton Synchroton
     Apollonio, M. and others
     2010, Phys. Rev. C82 – arXiv:1006.1223

    Search for Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence in LIGO and Virgo
      Data from S5 and VSR1
      Abadie, J. and others
      2010, Phys. Rev. D82 – arXiv:1005.4655

    Predictions for the Rates of Compact Binary CoalescencesObservable by Ground-based Gravitational-wave Detectors
     Abadie, J. and others
     2010, Class. Quant. Grav. 27 – arXiv:1003.2480

    Search for gravitational-wave inspiral signals associated with short Gamma-Ray Bursts during LIGO’s fifth and Virgo’s first science run
      Abadie, J. and others
      2010, Astrophys. J. 715 – arXiv:1001.0165

    Comparison of large-angle production of charged pions with incident protons on cylindrical long and short targets
     Apollonio, M. and others
     2009, Phys. Rev. C80 – arXiv:0909.0337

    Forward production of charged pions with incident protons on nuclear targets at the CERN PS
      Apollonio, M. and others
      2009, Phys. Rev. C80 – arXiv:0907.3857

    Large-angle production of charged pions with incident pion beams on nuclear targets
      Apollonio, M. and others
      2009, Phys. Rev. C80 – arXiv:0907.1428

    Forward production of charged pions with incident π ± on nuclear targets measured at the CERN PS
      Apollonio, M. and others
      2009, Nucl. Phys. A821 – arXiv:0902.2105

    Forward π ± production in p − O2 and p − N2 interactions at 12 GeV/c
      Catanesi, M. G. and others
      2008, Astropart. Phys. 30 – arXiv:0807.1025
    Measurement of the production cross-sections of π ± in p-C and π ± -C interactions at 12-GeV/c
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2008, Astropart. Phys. 29

    Absolute momentum calibration of the HARP TPC
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2008, JINST 3

    Large-angle production of charged pions with 3–12.9 GeV/c incident protons on nuclear targets
      Catanesi, M. G. and others
      2008, Phys. Rev. C77 – arXiv:0805.2871

    Measurement of single charged pion production in the charged-current interactions of neutrinos in a 1.3 GeV wideband beam
     Rodriguez, A. and others
     2008, Phys. Rev. D78 – arXiv:0805.0186

    Experimental study of the atmospheric neutrino backgrounds for proton decay to positron and neutral pion searches in water Cherenkov detectors
     Mine, S. and others
     2008, Phys. Rev. D77 – arXiv:0801.0182

    Large-angle production of charged pions by 3 GeV/c – 12 GeV/c protons on carbon, copper and tin targets
      Catanesi, M. G. and others
      2008, Eur. Phys. J. C53 – arXiv:0709.3464

    Large-angle production of charged pions by 3 GeV/c – 12.9 GeV/c protons on beryllium, aluminium and lead targets
      Catanesi, M. G. and others
      2008, Eur. Phys. J. C54 – arXiv:0709.3458

    Momentum scale in the HARP TPC
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2007, arXiv:0709.2806

    Measurement of the production of charged pions by protons on a tantalum target
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2007, Eur. Phys. J. C51 – arXiv:0706.1600

    A monochromatic neutrino beam to obtain U(e3) and the CP phase
     Espinoza, C. and Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Lindroos, M.
     2007, AIP Conf. Proc. 885

    Particle identification algorithms for the HARP forward spectrometer
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2007, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A572

    The HARP detector at the CERN PS
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2007, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A571

    Measurement of the production cross-section of positive pions in the collision of 8.9 GeV/c protons on beryllium
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2007, Eur. Phys. J. C52 – arXiv:hep-ex/0702024

    Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation by the K2K Experiment
     Ahn, M. H. and others
     2006, Phys. Rev. D74 – arXiv:hep-ex/0606032

    A monochromatic electron neutrino beam
     Lindroos, M. and Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Espinoza, C.
     2006, PoS HEP2005

    Measurement of the quasi-elastic axial vector mass in neutrino oxygen interactions
     Gran, R. and others
     2006, Phys. Rev. D74 – arXiv:hep-ex/0603034

    An improved search for νµ → νe oscillation in a long-baseline accelerator experiment
     Yamamoto, S. and others
     2006, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 – arXiv:hep-ex/0603004

    Perspectives in neutrino physics: Monochromatic neutrino beams
     Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Espinoza, C. and Lindroos, M.
     2005, arXiv:hep-ph/0512299

    Physics reach with a monochromatic neutrino beam from electron capture
     Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Espinoza, C.
     2006, Pos HEP2005 – arXiv:hep-ph/0512297

    Physics reach of electron-capture neutrino beams
     Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Espinoza, C. and Lindroos, M.
     2006, Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 155 – arXiv:hep-ph/0510278

    Measurement of the production cross-section of positive pions in p-Al collisions at 12.9 GeV/c
     Catanesi, M. G. and others
     2006, Nucl. Phys. B732 – arXiv:hep-ex/0510039

    Search for coherent charged pion production in neutrino carbon interactions
      Hasegawa, M. and others
      2005, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 – arXiv:hep-ex/0506008

    Monochromatic neutrino beams
     Bernabeu, J. and Burguet-Castell, J. and Espinoza, C. and Lindroos, M.
     2005, JHEP 12 – arXiv:hep-ph/0505054

    Optimal beta-beam at the CERN-SPS
     Burguet-Castell and Casper, D. and Couce, E. and Gomez-Cadenas, J.J. and Hernandez, P.
     2005, Nucl. Phys. B725 – arXiv:hep-ph/0503021

    JHF sensitivity and the 2-km intermediate detector
     Burguet-Castell, J. and Casper, D.
     2004, AIP Conf. Proc. 721
     Evidence for muon neutrino oscillation in an accelerator-based experiment
      Aliu, E. and others
      2005, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 – arXiv:hep-ex/0411038

     Neutrino oscillation physics with a higher gamma beta-beam
      Burguet-Castell, J. and Casper, D. and Gomez-Cadenas, J.J. and Hernandez, P. and Sanchez, F.
      2004, Nucl. Phys. B695 – arXiv:hep-ph/0312068

     Leptonic CP violation measurement at the neutrino factory
       Burguet Castell, J. and Mena, O.
       2003, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A503

     Oscillation physics with a neutrino factory
      Apollonio, M. and others
      2002, arXiv:hep-ph/0210192

     Superbeams plus neutrino factory: The golden path to leptonic CP violation
       Burguet-Castell, J. and Gavela, M. B. and Gomez-Cadenas, J.J. and Hernandez, P. and Mena, O.
       2002, Nucl. Phys. B646 – arXiv:hep-ph/0207080

     Superbeam studies at CERN
       Blondel, A. and others
       2001, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A503

     Leptonic CP violation at the neutrino factory
       Burguet-Castell, J. and Mena, O.
       2001, arXiv:hep-ph/0108109

     Physics potential of very intense conventional neutrino beams
      Gomez-Cadenas, Juan Jose and others
      2001, arXiv:hep-ph/0105297

     On the measurement of leptonic CP violation
      Burguet-Castell, J. and Gavela, M. B. and Gomez-Cadenas, J.J. and Hernandez, P.
      and Mena, O.
      2001, Nucl. Phys. B608 – arXiv:hep-ph/0103258

    Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
     Scipion: a software framework toward integration, reproducibility, and validation in 3D
       Electron Microscopy
       J.M. de la Rosa-Trevin and others
       2016, J. Structural Biology 195

     Cost-constrained optimal sampling for system identification in pharmacokinetics appli-
      cations with population priors and nuisance parameters
      C.O.S. Sorzano and others.
      2015, J. Pharmaceutical Sciences 104

     Functional profiling and gene expression analysis of chromosomal copy number alter-
       L. Conde and others
       2007, Bioinformation

     ISACGH: a web-based environment for the analysis of Array CGH and gene expression
       which includes functional profiling
       L. Conde and others
       2007, Nucleic Acids Research

     Selective pressures at a codon-level predict deleterious mutations in human disease genes
       L. Arbiza and others
       2006, Journal of Molecular Biology

     Next station in microarray data analysis: GEPAS
      D. Montaner and others
      2006, Nucleic Acids Research

    Computer Science and Educational Astronomy
     A Tactile Voyage Through the Solar System: Venus
      Ortiz-Gil, A. and others
      2019, Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics X – ads:2019hsax.conf..641O

     Mapelia and friends: create 3D models from maps
      Ortiz-Gil, A. and Burguet-Castell J.
      2018, Journal of Open Source Software, 3(25), 660 – joss:joss.00660

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