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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Uppsala University, Sweden Astronomy Ph.D., 2009
Uppsala University, Sweden Astronomy Ph.Lic., 2007
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Astronomy B.Sc., 2003
 

Relevant Employment

Aug 2015 - Tenure-track professor California State University, Northridge CA

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016JSPS fellow Nagoya University, Japan

Dec 2011 - Fev 2015Sagan fellow Caltech-JPL, Pasadena CA

Nov 2009 - Dec 2011Postdoctoral researcher AMNH, New York NY

Apr 2009 - Oct 2009Research assistant MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany

Oct 2004 - Mar 2009Graduate researcher Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Jul 2003 - Jul 2004Research assistant CTIO, La Serena, Chile

ESO, Garching, Germany

Lisbon Observatory, Lisbon, Portugal

Jun 2002 - Aug 2002Summer research intern STScI, Baltimore MD, USA

Apr 2000 - Jun 2003Undergraduate researcher Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
 

Honors and Awards

 

Selected awards

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute Sagan fellowship ($309k) 2011
 

Major grants as PI

NASA Exoplanets Research Program - XRP ($250k) 2016
Space Telescope Science Institute Hubble Cycle 24 ($134k) 2016
National Science Foundation NSF - AAG ($461k) 2010
 

Computer allocation

XSEDE800k CPU hours (equiv $30k) 2016
Teragrid600k CPU hours (equiv $22k) 2013
 

Other grants

California State University Probationary Faculty Support Program
($5k)
2016
American Museum of Natural HistoryKalbfleisch postdoctoral fellowship 2009
European Science Foundation Grant for organizing Pencil Code meeting
(€ 5000)
2009
German Science Foundation Grant for organizing Pencil Code meeting
(€ 5000)
2009
Uppsala University Travel fund from Håkansson foundation
(10 000 SEK)
2008
Travel fund from Liljwalchs foundation
(10 000 SEK)
2007
Grant from Anna & Allan Löfbergs foundation 2004-2006
Brazilian Research Council Undergraduate research grant 2000-2003
 

Honors

JSPS fellow
USA O-1 visa: alien of extraordinary ability.
 

Nominations

American Museum of Natural History Blavatnik Award 2010
Federal University of Rio de JaneiroAcademic Distinction of 20042004
Best Senior Thesis 2003
 

Experience as supervisor

  • As faculty
    • M.Sc. students: Alexandra Yep, Amanda Rowen, Vincent Carpenter, Leonardo Sattler.
    • Undergraduates: Sean Snyder, Carlos Chichiri, Areli Castrejon, Joshua Shevchuk, John Rincon.
    • High-school interns: Blake Hord.
  • As a postdoc
    • Ph.D. students co-advised to publication: Alexander Richert, Brandon Horn, Natalie Raettig.
    • Undergraduate theses co-advised to completion: Leonardo Sattler, Joseph Cullen, Heidar Thrastarson, Peter Schmidt, Anna Önehag, Anders Eriksson.
    • Undergraduate summer interns: Leonardo Sattler, Joseph Cullen, Adam Ball.

Synergistic Activities

  • Conference organizer
    • SOC of ExSoCal 2016.
    • Co-organizer of Pencil Code Meeting 2010, New York, NY, USA.
    • Organizer of Pencil Code Meeting 2009, Heidelberg, Germany.
    • Organizer of Workshop ``Turbulence-Assisted Planetary Growth'', 2009, Uppsala, Sweden.
    • Member of LOC of Nobel Symposium 135: Physics of Planetary Systems, 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Outreach (see outreach section).
  • Computation: Co-developer (since 2005) of the Pencil Code, a high-order finite-difference parallel code for MHD turbulence.
  • Panels: Review panel member for NSF and NASA. External reviewer.
  • Journal reviewer: Referee for A&A, MNRAS, ApJ, PSS.
 

Computer experience

  • Operating system: GNU/Linux, Mac OS X
  • Programming proficiency
    • Fortran 90, IDL, HTML (fluent)
    • C, Awk, Linux/C-shell, IRAF, Python (good)
    • Java, Perl (beginner)
 

Language Proficiency

  • Portuguese (native)
  • English, Spanish (fluent)
  • Swedish, French (conversational)
  • German, Italian, Danish, Norwegian (reading)
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