Alessandro Marin, PhD

Software Developer

Physicist with strong competencies in software development, machine learning, scientific research, and technical troubleshooting.
At Hafslund Eco Vannkraft and in 10+ years of corporate and academic experience Alessandro developed a range of skills in machine learning (including NLP, RAG), programming and data analysis (Python), cloud development (Azure DevOps, CI/CD pipelines), data acquisition from different sources (Web Scraping, REST API, ETL), and data management (Terraform, Azure Data Factory, SQL Database, CI/CD data pipelines, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Service Bus).
As a technical support specialist at InterSystems Co., a global company in database (SQL and NoSQL) and healthcare technologies, Alessandro became proficient in handling technical challenges with data (relational models, data architecture, data flow) and communicating with end-users.
Eager to work in a role within data science and software development.



Machine Learning practitioner
Python developer at Hafslund Eco Vannkraft

  • Project at Expert Analytics focusing on the machine learning technology RAG. By evaluating and optimizing the output from English and Norwegian large language models (LLMs), these models make available updated information extracted from private documents
  • Consultant at Hafslund-Eco Vannkraft: Agile software development in Python to run simulations of energy market models. This work included integrating third-party APIs, setting up CI/CD pipelines, deployment to Kubernetes, and adopting Azure cloud technologies for storage (Azure Blob Storage) and orchestration (Azure Service Bus for managing events)
Mar 2022 - Present

Oslo, Norway

Senior Engineer

  • Machine Learning on textual data at UiO: Developed a novel Machine Learning/NLP algorithm to analyze text from scientific literature by extracting their aggregated topics data over time, resulting in a scientific publication
  • NLP-analysis of literature over time at UiO: Extended the NLP method described above to perform automated literature review and clustering of a 100-year collection of research articles from the journal Science Education, resulting in a scientific publication
  • Responsible for the development of software targeting scientific reports and educational material
  • Created the website for a European education project
Dec 2018 - Feb 2020

Oslo, Norway

Support Specialist - Business Intelligence and Analytics

Postdoctoral Scientist

Data modeling to research molecular electronic processes in organic semiconductors

  • Developed a model of spectroscopic data
  • Implemented LabVIEW software for laser systems using event-driven programming
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

Delft, the Netherlands

Ph.D. in Biophysics of Photosynthesis

Researched the transport of light energy in plant and algal photosynthesis

  • Developed MATLAB software for data processing
  • Performed analysis of spectroscopic data on high performance servers
  • Co-developed the C (LabWindows) software for a laser detector setting up real-time instrument control and digital data processing at high-repetition rates
  • Published 6 peer-reviewed publications (4 first author) in academic journals
Apr 2006 - Jun 2011

the Netherlands

Master Thesis in Hearing Research

Researched mechanics of the inner ear

  • Published an article with a novel method using image analysis to couple model simulations to microscopic movies of the inner ear
Aug 2004 - Jun 2005

Stockholm, Sweden


PhD in Biophysics of Photosynthesis.

Vrije Universiteit

Research in biophysics of photosynthesis

Apr 2005 - Jun 2012

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

BSc in Physics, MSc in Applied Physics

University of Padova

Karolinska Institute

Bachelor and Master in Physics at University of Padova.
Master thesis on image analysis at Karolinska Institutet

Sep 1999 - Nov 2005

Padova, Italy

Stockholm, Sweden

Bachelor of Music, Piano

Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello

3 years piano, 1 year composition.

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004

Venice, Italy


Programming Languages & Tools

  • Software development: Python, ShellScript (Bash), Java, InterSystems ObjectScript, LabVIEW, C, LabWindows/CVI

  • Python development: Pydantic, Pytest, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, SciKit-Learn, NLTK, Gensim, Seaborn, SciPy etc.

  • Machine learning: NLP, RAG, regression, clustering, classification, ensemble methods, time series, web scraping, neural networks

  • Databases: PostgreSQL, Azure SQL, MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, Google Cloud/Firebase, InterSystems Caché

  • Website development: Web Scraping, Javascript, HTML, REST API, Django, React, Node.js, Angular

  • Cloud: Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Firebase

  • Version control software: Git, Perforce


  • Troubleshooting: proficient in using problem solving theory on technical issues

  • Business Intelligence Analytics: provide technical guidance to optimize architecture, performance, and design of BI models and KPI's

  • Teamwork: launched and supported research projects resulting in 11 academic publications

  • Mentoring and teaching: mentored a new hire and BSc/MSc students who completed their projects to a high standard. Two years teaching assistant in Applied Informatics

  • Technical writing: published 6 first-authored academic publications and 13 technical articles for InterSystems' Developer Community forum

  • Communication: presented 16 oral talks at international conferences


  • Norwegian: Professional working proficiency NORA0140 Advanced C1

  • Italian: Native

  • English: Full professional proficiency

  • Dutch: Full professional proficiency

  • Spanish: Limited professional proficiency

  • French: Limited professional proficiency


Projects at UiO



Other Achievements


    • Guebila MB, Wang T, Lopes-Ramos CM, Fanfani V, Weighill D, Burkholz R, Schlauch D, Paulson JN, Altenbuchinger M, Shutta KH, Sonawane A, Lim J, Calderer G, van IJzendoorn D, Morgan D, Marin A, Chen C, Song Q, Saha E, DeMeo D, Padi M, Platig J, Kuijjer ML, Glass K, Quackenbush J. The Network Zoo: a multilingual package for the inference and analysis of gene regulatory networks Genome Biology, 2023. Link
    • Odden TOB, Marin A, Rudolf JL. Shared first authorship. How has Science Education changed over the last 100 years? An analysis using Natural Language Processing. Science Education, 2021. Link
    • Odden TOB, Marin A, Caballero MD. Shared first authorship. Thematic Analysis of 18 Years of PERC Proceedings using Natural Language Processing. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2020. Link
    • Kuijjer ML, Fagny M, Marin A, Quackenbush J, Glass K. PUMA: PANDA Using MicroRNA Associations. Bioinformatics, 2020. Link
    • Marin A, van Stokkum IH, Novoderezhkin VI, van Grondelle R. Excitation-induced polarization decay in the plant light-harvesting complex LHCII. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry, 2012, 234:91-99. Link
    • Marin A, Doust AB, Scholes GD, Wilk KE, Curmi PMG, van Stokkum IHM, van Grondelle R. Flow of excitation energy in the cryptophyte light-harvesting antenna phycocyanin 645. Biophysical Journal, 2011, 101:1004-1013. Link
    • Novoderezhkin VI, Marin A, van Grondelle R. Intra- and inter-monomeric transfers in the light harvesting LHCII complex: the Redfield-Frster picture. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2011, 13(38):17093-103. Link
    • Marin A, Passarini F, van Stokkum IH, Croce R, van Grondelle R. Minor complexes at work: light-harvesting by Carotenoids in the Photosystem II antenna complexes CP24 and CP26. Biophysical Journal, 2011, 100(11):2829-2838. Link
    • Gall A, Berera R, Alexandre MTA, Pascal AA, Bordes L, Mendes-Pinto MM, Andrianambinintso S, Stoitchkova KV, Marin A, Valkunas L, Horton P, Kennis JTM, van Grondelle R, Ruban A, Robert B. Molecular adaptation of photoprotection: Triplet states in light-harvesting proteins. Biophysical Journal, 2011, 101(4):934-942. Link
    • Marin A, Passarini F, Croce R, van Grondelle R. The energy transfer pathways in the CP24 and CP26 antenna complexes of higher plant Photosystem II. A comparative study. Biophysical Journal, 2010, 99:4056-4065. Link
    • Boutet de Monvel J, Marin A, Jacob S, Tomo I, von Tiedemann M, Fridberger A, Ulfendahl M, Steele CR. From cochlear kinematics to cochlear mechanics: matching model to experiments. Otol Jpn, 2007, 16(2):76-84. Link