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Zé Vinícius

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Hi, I'm !

I'm an undergraduate student pursing Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil. Since my first year in college, I've been with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Communications as an undergraduate research assistant working with image processing and communications.

In 2014, I was awarded by the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program a scholarship to study one year abroad in The Catholic University of America, DC, USA. In that opportunity, I was privileged to take a variety of classes among which my favorites were Stochastic Processes, Information Theory, and Estimation and Detection Theory.

In the Summer of 2015, I worked as an undergraduate guest researcher with Marcelo Davanço, in the Nanofabrication Research Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA. In that opportunity, I wrote MATLAB code for single molecule localization microscopy and fluorescense localization imaging microscopy. More precisely, I developed Maximum Likelihood Estimators (along with Fisher Information Matrix) in order to localize and measure the brightness of nanoemitters.

In the Spring of 2016, I held a teaching assistant scholarship for the course of Probability and Statistics for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Besides helping students understand basics concepts of probability theory during office hours, I also gave weekly lectures during which I solved exercises together with the students.

During the Summer of 2016, I was a student software developer for the Astropy Project under the Google Summer of Code program. In that opportunity, I was mentored by Hans Moritz Gunther, Brigitta Sipocz, and Erik Tollerud on a project which involved development of python code for point spread function fitting photometry.

Besides loving mathematics, physics, and programming. I also love a good coffee, chess, running, and soccer.

Beginning 2017, I started as an intern for the Kepler/K2 Guest Observer Office at NASA Ames, Silicon Valley, working on data analysis problems together with Geert Barentsen.