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.

Esa: “I have always been interested in space, research and physics. Family members have worked in the space industry and I have gained 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 has previously worked at Lundqvist Trävaru AB and has run his own firm in software development.

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. 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.

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.