Alessandro Marin, PhD

Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer currently working at Oslo University in machine learning, data analysis, and scientific software development. PhD with 10+ years of corporate and academic experience in analytics and research. Proficient in machine learning, data analysis, software development, and research.

I am excited about leveraging my skills in a role within data science, data analytics, and software development.

Experience

Senior Engineer

Machine learning and software development to foster projects in science education

  • Published a novel machine learning method in two scientific publications
  • Developed software to support educational material
  • Carried out data analysis and visualization
  • Created the website for a European education project
Dec 2018 - Present

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

Amsterdam,
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

Education

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

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools

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

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

  • Website development: HTML/Javascript, React, Angular, Django, NodeJS, REST API, WordPress

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

  • Data analysis and visualization: Python, MATLAB, MDX

  • Databases - NoSQL: MongoDB, Google Cloud/Firebase, AWS, InterSystems Caché

  • Databases - Relational: Caché SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite

  • Cloud: AWS, Google Firebase, MongoDB

  • Version control software: Git, Perforce


Skills

  • 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 10 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


Languages

  • Dutch: Full professional proficiency

  • Spanish: Limited professional proficiency

  • French: Limited professional proficiency

  • English: Full professional proficiency

  • Norwegian: Professional working proficiency (Høyere mellomnivå)

  • Italian: Native

Projects

Projects at UiO


Projects


Other

Other Achievements


Publications

    • 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