Antiche Erika - Gaia
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University of Barcelona
Erika started working in the Gaia Team at the UB in March 2012. She worked as a software developer for the Gaia Object Generator (GOG) of CU2. She focused mainly on the validation of the error models of photometry, spectroscopy and physical data, their improvements, and also technical issues and supporting users.
She obtained her B.Sc. Degree in Computer Engineering in November 2011 from the Universidad Centroccidental "Lisandro Alvarado" in Venezuela. Before this, she was working in the development and implementation of a database of hundreds of RR Lyrae stars discovered by Kathy Vivas and Cecilia Mateu in the Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía, Mérida, Venezuela. Also, she was trained as an observer in the Schmidt telescope belonging to the Observatorio Llano del Hato, also located in Venezuela.
Erika left Gaia in 2016.
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