Curriculum Vitae

Profile

Scientific collaborator and support with 20 years of experience with data (acquisition, visualization, analysis, management).

Persevering, hard-working and creative colleague with high-frustration tolerance.

Personal details

Residence: Groningen, NL
Gender: Male
Nationality: Italian
Email: varati@hotmail.com
Web-page
LinkedIn
GitHub
blog
Languages:
Italian - native
English - proficient, nearly native (C2)
Dutch - advanced (C1)
Spanish - basic (A1)

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Every week LinkedIn sends me an e-mail with the times I appeared on searches. I like data, so I started recording it and now I can plot it... it does look like random noise though...

Working Experience

Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (15.000 employees)

03/2021 - currentClinical Research Associate - Service Desk Clinical Research Office (16 employees) - .75 fte.
03/2021 - currentConsultant. Digital Competence Center (8 employees) - .05 fte
05/2013 - 03/2021Research coordinator, monitor and support, lab manager - department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery (~200 employees) - .8 fte.

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (8000 employees)

03/2009 - 03/2012Post Doc .8 fte.
07/2012Lecturer summer school: Introductory eye-tracking and electroencephalography methodology for linguistic research.
02/2009 - 08/2011Lecturer Statistics practicum .2 fte.
10/2004 - 12/2008PhD student.

Universit√° degli studi di Padova

01/2003 - 10/2004Research assistant.

Universiteit Leiden

09/2003 - 01/2004Erasmus student

Other

06/1998 - 09/1998Factory worker Veronesi S.P.A., animal feed production and distribution.
06/1997 - 09/1997Factory worker Mondi IPI S.R.L., production of paper bags.
06/1996 - 09/1996Apprentice mason Dalla Pozza, building contractors.
06/1995 - 09/1995Apprentice mason Dalla Pozza, building contractors.

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Computer Skills

Programming C\C++, Matlab, R, PHP, MySQL, Python, BASH, JavaScript, Octave
Operative systems Linux (Debian, (K)Ubuntu, Mint, Slackware, Suse, Unix), Windows, mac
Office suite Open-, Libre- Microsoft-Office suite, Excel, powerpoint
Statistics Mplus, SPSS
Visualization Gimp, Inkscape, ImageMagick
Data acquisition and analysis E-prime, fieldTrip, EEGlab, Neurospec, BrainVision Analyzer and Recorder, Eyelink, Psychtoolbox.
Other LaTeX, HTML, CSS, Spark, DOS

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Education

10/2004 - 12/2008Philosophy Doctorate, Neuroscience, Faculty of medical sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
09/1999 - 07/2004Experimental and Neuro-psychology, University of Padova, Italy. + Erasmus, Leiden University
09/1995 - 07/1999Electronics and Telecommunications, High School Diploma. Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale A. Meucci, Cittadella (PD).

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Trainings and courses

Programming matlab, R, C/C++, python, pySpark, javascript, HPC Cluste, NVIDIA OpenACC
Data Science Statistics, machine learning, statistical learning, recommender systems, Social network analysis, Mediation analysis, generalize additive models
Economics Finance, macro economics, financial markets
Data visualization Data representation, interactive visualization, Matlab, R, python, d3.js,
Communication Publishing in English, Dutch writing skills (NL: schrijfvaardigheid), effective data visualization
Quality assurance Data management, GDPR in research, research monitoring, clinical research (NL: BROK)
Other Database management, data gathering, web scraping

Here is the list with all the courses I followed.

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Publications

Check my publications page for the most up-to-date list of papers. I have a blog where I described some of the projects I thought worth reporting and another blog with Marleen in which we write about running.

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Invited lectures and Expositions

Check my lectures and presentations page for the most up-to-date list.

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Awards

2007Travel Grant. Oral Presentation : In the beginning there was synchronization: Genesis of a neural correlate of processing differences. ISI Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2007Best young researcher. Oral Presentation : L'influenza di differenti strategie cognitive sulla determinazione dell'efficienza neurale. AIP, Como, Italy.
2007Student Travel Grant. Poster : In the beginning there was synchronization: Genesis of a neural correlate of processing differences. SINS Meeting, Verona, Italy.
2007Best poster presentation. Poster: In the beginning there was synchronization: Genesis of a neural correlate of processing differences. BCN New Year Meeting, University of Groningen.
2005Best young researcher. Oral presentation: Stretching attention. Italian Association Experimental Psychology, Cagliari (Italy).

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Hobbies

Experiment and learning with computers and raspberry pi and home-automation with micro-controllers.

Cooking and nutrition.

Running I did a few marathons, some halves (also in the pacing team, which I currently enjoy) and plenty of shorter distances...).

Ultimate Frisbee (One World's (Lecco, IT, 2014) and one European's (Portimao, PT, 2019) Championship - Masters' division).

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