Four new talents for the EISCAT_3D project

This fall, four new colleagues have joined us, here at EISCAT Headquarters.

Algorithms Engineer

The position as Algorithms Engineer went to Esa Wikström, from Kiruna.

Esa: “I have always been interested in space, research and physics. Family members have worked in the space industry and I have had an interest for space since I was little. EISCAT_3D is an exciting project that I look forward working with.”

Esa has previously worked at LKAB in Kiruna as a research engineer with main fields in system modeling, analysis and control engineering and as a systems engineer at a department for embedded software at Saab, Security and defence solutions, in Stockholm Järfälla.

With a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Luleå Tekniska Universitet (LTU), studies in Applied Bayesian Data Analysis together with experience in Python, Matlab and C++, Esa will be a valuable resource in the development of the EISCAT_3D software.

Applications Developer

David Rutberg got the position as Applications Developer for the EISCAT_3D project.

David lives in Gällivare and has a background as a software developer. He started his journey into software development by making web sites during high school. A few years later he got interested in Linux and got a formal education in software development.

He has previously worked at Lundqvist Trävaru AB and has run his own firm in software development, written software for a smart home company, the mining industry and a house building company.

With several years of professional experience in building web services, industrial automation and applications development and experience in Python, C++, Java, GNU and usability design, David will be of great use in the EISCAT_3D software development, where he will develop both user interfaces and backend technology. He will be working from Gällivare and join the EISCAT_3D staff weekly.

Juri Katkalov, are currently working at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Lund as a research engineer. He will be assisting the EISCAT_3D project in applications development on part time.

Juri has an engineering degree in Information Systems and Technologies from Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), and comes from a background as a software engineer and computer technician in Apatity, Russia.

With experience in Python, C, databases, Matlab and data analysis, Juri will be a needed resource in the development of EISCAT_3D software and interfaces.Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) 

Guest worker in EISCAT_3D software development

Taishi Hasimoto has come to work with the EISCAT_3D project as a guest worker.

Taishi comes from Japan, where he work at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) with the Arctic Environment Research Center.

Tasishi has a Ph.D. in Informatics from the Kyoto University. He has been studying radar signal processing and has spent two winters in the Antarctic Syowa Station as an operator of a Japanese large atmospheric radar: the PANSY radar.

For the EISCAT_3D project, Taishi will work with software development and RF-related simulation/design.