TACO Committee

TITANs Activities Organizing Committee

What is the TACO Committee?

A mix of students and professors who like to organize events!

The TITANs ACtivities Organizing Committee has been established to gather together the young researchers who are part ot the TITANs Nucleus Millennium. In paritcular, we aim to organize targeted events, which can help students and researchers in their early career. Being the Nucleus spread over different Chilean institutions it is of vital importance to organize joint activities aimed at enriching the experience of the youngest. Journal clubs, targeted talks, scientific presentations, are some of the main activities the TACO Committee organizes. Together with these basic activiites we also organize special events on career planning, job applications, and life out of science. All this, without forgetting about the social part of this committee, i.e. organization of recreative activities.



Active Members

  • Stefano Bovino (Responsible of the Training area)
  • Bidisha Bandyopadhyay (Postdoc, UdeC)
  • Andrea Rojas (Postdoc, Valparaiso)
  • Patricio Ávila (Phd Student, UdeC)
  • Vicente Arratia (Master Student, UdeC)
  • Paula Caceres (Master Student, U. de Chile)
  • Lenin Valeria (Master Student, UdeC)


Event: 28-29.07.2021

Machine Learning in Astronomy

from classical to physics-informed

Speakers:
Mauricio Araya (USM), Karla Peña (UA), Guillermo Cabrera (UdeC)
Paula Sanchez (INRIA/MAS), Tommaso Grassi (MPE)
Marios Mathaiakis (Harvard), Alvaro Ribas (ESO)
Organizers:A. Bayo (UV), S. Bovino (UdeC), F. Forster (U.Ch), T. Grassi (MPE)

This event took place on the 28-29.07.2021, online. We have invited researchers actively working on ML techniques applied to Astronomy. Particular emphasis has been given to Physics-Informed ML. Each day we had one-hour round table which was very fruitful.









Event: 13.07.2021

From Academy to Industry

Speakers:
Roberto Gonzalez, Chief Research Scientist EY Metric Arts
Joaquin Prieto, Senior Data Scientist, Falabella Tecnología
Moderator:Stefano Bovino

This event took place on the 13.07.2021, online. We have invited former researchers with a PhD in Astrophysics now working in the private sector as Data Scientists. They explained how to get into Industry with the skills developed during a scientific career, what are the pro and cons of moving from academy to industry, how this transition happens and what you have to learn to enter this new world. The meeting was very fruitful and illuminating for young researchers whom would like to move to private companies as data scientists. The talks can be found at the following links:


Video: Talks + Conversation

And here you can find the slides:

J.Prieto: My experience as a Data Scientist
R. Gonzalez: Into Data Science



Event: 18.05.2021

How to seek for PhD and Postdoctoral positions

Speakers: S. Bovino, D. Schleicher, S. Ferrada, A. Mura, J. Zamponi, V. Diaz, F. Navarrete,
D. Nair, and M.L. Martinéz

This mini-workshop took place on the 18.05.2021, online. We have invited former students doing now a PhD abroad through different grants. They explained how to get into a PhD application, prepare and perform an interview, and seek for standard Chilean grants that allow to start a PhD abroad like Beca Chile, DAAD Fellowships among others. Our postdocs and deputy director Dominik Schleicher introduced into the application world for postdoctoral positions/fellowhips. The meeting was very fruitful with more than 30 students attending. The talks can be found at the following links:

Get a PhD out of Chile
Get a Postdoctoral position worldwide
Overview of Postdoctoral position in Chile

And here you can find the slides:

Get a PhD out of Chile
Get a Postdoctoral position worldwide
Overview of Postdoctoral position in Chile