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     Date Submitted:03-10-2013
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     Current job:Software Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsComputer Engineer with a big interest in the space field, and with a great desire to develop my career in this field. Deep knowledge of the main programming language and operating systems, but a background on mission analysis, navigation and meteorologica
    CV

    Work experience

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    June 2014 - present

     

    Occupation or position held Software Research Engineer  
    Main activities and responsibilities Proof of concepts demonstrators implementation: support the researchers’ activities with the validation and development of the initial concepts, building of the proof of concept demonstrators, and support the hand over to the units that productize the new concepts.
    The focus of the research covers the following areas:
    - Security and Middleware
    - Fusion & Reasoning
    - User Interaction
    - Autonomous systems
    The main tasks include the :
    - Implementation of back- and front-end web applications
    - Implementation of data distribution layer within the context of distributed applications
     
    Name and address of employer Thales R&T NL / D-CIS Lab - Delft, The Netherlands   
    Type of business or sector Research and Technology  
         

    Dates (from, to)

    February 2014 – May 2014

     

    Occupation or position held

    Internship period

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

       Distributed systems deployment and integration

         • Integration of the BlackBoard data exchange service used by AgentScape with      OpenSplice

    • Integration of the Martello cryptographic system within the DDS distributed system

    • Deployment of a coordination service for the managing of different distributed systems

     

    Name and address of employer

    Thales R&T NL / D-CIS Lab, Delft, The Netherlands

     

    Type of business or sector

    Distributed systems, concurrent programming and near-real time systems

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    October 2012, May 2013

     

    Occupation or position held

    Visiting scientist – Internship period

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Assessment of co-channel interference on the next generation of radio-occultation instruments.

    Problem studying:

    GNSS theory background: signal transmitted (modulation schemes, frequency bands);

    Orbital mechanics: reference coordinate systems, fundamentals of satellite orbits;

    Radio Occultation technique: occultation geometry, level 1a processing algorithms (signal phase), level 1b processing algorithms (bending angle retrieving), overview of the retrieving phases of the main level 2 products.

    Orbital simulations (by STK software) of the scenario encountered by the instrument. Data processing of simulations results (using Matlab tool) for the time-varying geometry analysis.

    Analysis of atmospheric profiles: analysis of four categories of bending angle profiles, as function of the impact parameter and tangent height.

    Evaluation of the power of all signals: all signals received inside and outside the field-of-view of the instrument were considered for the successive interference evaluation.

    Evaluation of the interference level and relative noise degradation.

    Evaluation of the interference impact on the measurement performance.

    Elaboration of a final report and of a final presentation (in English) in front of a group of specialists of the field.

     

     

    Name and address of employer

    European Space Agency (ESA), Estec, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Type of business or sector

    Spaceborne systems and satellite remote sensing, GNSS Radio Occultation Instruments

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    October 2005, June 2006

     

    Occupation or position held

    Web programmer – Stage period

     

    Main activities and responsabilities

    Web-sites programming using the main web-based technology and relational database:

    HTML

    Php

    MySQL

    Internet Information Services web server

     

    Implementation of Php scripts for data inserting, retrieving, and modification from web-sites and relatives database.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Cyber.net srl – 5, Terracini street, Prato, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Web service assistance

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    July 2004, July 2005

     

    Occupation or position held

    Computer technician and maintenance

     

    Main activities and responsabilities

    Personal computer reparation and maintenance – Software maintenance

     

    Name and address of employer

    Penta srl – 5, Genova street, Prato, Italy

     

    Type of business or sector

    Computer and printers assistance

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    April 2010, July 2013

     

    Title of qualification earned

    Computer Engineer Master of Science degree (MSc)

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Statistic and optimization

    Programming language theory

    Signal and modulation theory

    Web-application

    Neural networks

    Cryptography

    Advanced images and videos analysis

    Software Model Checking

    Markovian processes

    Real-time system testing

    Dependability requirements (Reliability, Availability, Safety and Maintainability)

    Data processing techniques

    Basic orbital mechanics

    Reference coordinate systems basis

    Instrument visibility analysis (Field-of-View geometry)

    Fundamentals of satellite navigation (GNSS receiver components and signals, POD operations)

    Radio Occultation technique

    Remote sensing basis

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Florence

     

    Level in national or international classification

    Level 7 (ISCED 2011 classification)

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    September 2006, April 2010

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science degree (BSc)

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Mathematics/ Linear Algebra/ Numerical Analysis

    Physics

    Statistic

    Programming language theory

    Electronics

    Signal theory

    Web-application development

    Fundamentals of artificial intelligence

    Telecommunications networks

    Relational Database (DBMS concepts, MySQL, Oracle)

    Image and video analysis

    Operating systems theory

    Software Engineering (UML design, software life-cycle)

    Java programing language (technology, Java Virtual Machine and syntax)

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Florence

     

    Level in national or international classification

    Level 6 (ISCED 2011 classification)

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from, to)

    September 2001, June 2006

     

    Title of qualification awarded

    Industrial Engineer in Computer Science

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Programming language basis

    Electronic basis

    Signal theory basis

    Statistic basis

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Technical Industry Institute Leonardo Da Vinci - Florence

     

     

    Level in national or international classification

    Level 5 (ISCED 2011 classification)

     

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English

     

    Languages Certificate

    2011 – Summer school – Devon School of English – Paington, Devon, EN – B2 level

    2004 – Summer school – Bell English School – Malta – B1 level

     

    Tasks experiences during study period

    CyBoRg : studying and making of a web-application for the “image-retrieval”. Developed using the Java programming language;

    Analysis and experimentation of a sub-optimal technique for the integration, test-cases selection and sensitization for real-time systems (first degree final task);

    On the chained use of GSPN and MDP in the solution of an on-line acceptance problem: study of a testing problem by the chain use of Stochastic Petri Nets and Markovian Decision Processes, by the use of the model-checking tool Prism;

    Learning Adaptive Metric for Robust Visual Tracking: study of a visual real-time tracking method, with the usage of an adaptive metric;

    Studying and developing of a Java application for the detection and correction of annotations into annotated pdf documents;

    Studying and developing of a Java application for the analysis and classifications of generic dates from a database;

    Developing of a timeline displaying, in a temporal order and with various zoom level, the events extracted from a related database using the relative dates information. It was developed using Google JavaScript API and the JavaScript and jQuery programming languages;

    Assessment of co-channel interference in the next generation of Radio Occultation instruments for meteorological application from space. This activity research was done at the European Space Agency, ESA/ESTEC with the supervision of TEC-ETP and EOP-PTS section (master degree final task).

     

    Other tasks experiences

     

    Developing of a simple Java application for the management of a warehouse of a local company working in the clothes field.

    Developing of a website of a small shop using the HTML5 and CSS3 technologies for the graphical appearance, and the PHP and JavaScript scripting programming languages for the management of the events organized by the shop owners.

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Operating systems: Mac Os X, Linux, MS Windows.

    Mobile operating systems: Android.

    Programming language: Java, C, C++, Visual Basic, Prolog.

    Modelling language: UML.

    Web: HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Ajax, CSS.

    RDBMS: MySQL.

    Numeric analysis software: Matlab/Octave.

    Analysis and Model Checking: Prism tool.

    Orbital simulator: STK

    Other: Latex, MS Office suite, OpenOffice suite.

     

    Driving licence

    Category B, category A1

     

     


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