Jorge Martinez Garcia, Postdoctorate
Project: Big data image processing for cultural heritage.
Jorge received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science in 2008 at the University of Trento, Italy some years after to be graduated in Physics at the University of Havana Cuba. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratories of Crystallography of the EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich and at the group of Materials Science and Simulations of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). His research activities were focused on the structure and microstructure analysis of polycrystalline materials from high resolution X-ray diffraction data and the modeling and optimization of physical properties of technologically important highly porous materials by means of numerical simulations and image processing analysis. From 2012 to 2014 he worked as senior scientist at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts in the field of energy conversion systems, where he developed a mathematical model and a computer program to study the heat and mass transfer processes occurring during biomass-energy conversion and optimize key material properties. From 2015 on, he has further expanded his domaine of expertise into the fields of computer science, stochastic systems & statistical modeling as external auditor at ETH Zurich.
Since January 2017, Jorge is now in charge for automatizing and developing a cloud computing framework that will allow us to manage and efficiently investigate large amounts of data generated from microstructural and chemical imaging, a necessary step towards the statistical analysis of cultural heritage collections.