Alberto Torin, Physics Simulations Developer in Cagliari, Province of Cagliari, Italy
Alberto Torin

Physics Simulations Developer in Cagliari, Province of Cagliari, Italy

Member since February 19, 2019
Alberto has a background in physics and holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Over the course of his career, he's worked in a variety of roles. While in academia, he's worked on a numerical solution for partial differential equations and analyzed experimental and synthetic data. Recently, he's worked as a freelance technical writer and developer for open-source and commercial projects. His favorite languages are Python and MATLAB.
Alberto is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • MATLAB, 7 years
  • Physics Simulations, 5 years
  • Python 3, 4 years
  • Data Analysis, 4 years
  • Machine Learning, 3 years
  • Technical Documentation, 2 years

Location

Cagliari, Province of Cagliari, Italy

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Python, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is the simulation of percussion instruments, based on physical models, to obtain synthetic sounds with numerical algorithms.

Employment

  • App Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Created a cross-platform program that optimizes the reverberation time given the parameters of a room (dimensions, materials, etc) and some user-defined inputs. Implementing optimization techniques enabled us to find the best answer automatically rather than with a manual process based on trial and error.
    Technologies: Python, NumPy, SciPy, Tkinter
  • Technical Writer

    2017 - 2018
    Italian Digital Team
    • Wrote the documentation for Italy's digital projects, blog posts and articles about the project.
    • Created style guides for content creation.
    • Tested the documentation platform.
    • Automated the content creation with Python scripts.
    Technologies: Python, reStructuredText, Git
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate

    2015 - 2017
    University of Edinburgh
    • Developed graphene microsensors for adaptive acoustic transduction (GMAAT).
    • Built numerical simulations of an integrated vibroacoustic transduction system with accompanying electronics.
    • Analyzed experimental data using signal processing techniques.
    Technologies: MATLAB, Python

Experience

  • Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) (Development)
    http://www.ness.music.ed.ac.uk/

    This is a numerical simulation for musical instruments based on physical models.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python 3, HTML, JavaScript
  • Tools

    MATLAB, Seaborn
  • Other

    Physics Simulations, Numerical Methods, Technical Documentation, Sound, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Partial Differential Equations, TkInter, Digital Signal Processing
  • Libraries/APIs

    Pandas, Sklearn, Matplotlib
  • Paradigms

    Data Science
  • Frameworks

    Flask
  • Platforms

    Heroku

Education

  • PhD degree in Acoustics
    2012 - 2015
    University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, UK
  • Master's degree in Physics
    2008 - 2011
    Università degli Studi di Padova - Padova, Italy
  • Exchange student in Physics
    2008 - 2008
    University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics
    2004 - 2007
    Università degli Studi di Padova - Padova, Italy

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