Fustes Villadóniga Diego - Gaia
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University of A Coruña
Diego Fustes is a PhD Computer Science student at the University of A Coruña, Spain. He is involved in CU8, working on the design of algorithms for astrophysical parameter estimation by means of RVS spectra (GSP-Spec) and unsupervised classification of point sources (OA,OCA). His interests are machine learning, data mining and biologically inspired algorithms, as well as Astronomy and Physics in general. In the future, Diego will be involved in CU9, working on science enabling applications that will allow to exploit the full Gaia potential. He aims to develop user friendly interfaces for the astronomical community, in a way that they will be able to use the most advanced algorithms to analyse huge amounts of data, without the need of a great effort.
In his free time, Diego enjoys skateboarding, gaming and travelling. He wants to discover as many places as possible.
Diego left the Gaia mission in 2014.
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