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Research Assistant

Location:
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Posted:
November 29, 2017

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Victor Ramirez

*** ****** *** – Lansing, MI

Æ 517 *** **** Q ac3i2b@r.postjobfree.com github.com/victoreram Education

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Bachelors of Science in Physics, Minor in Computational Math, Science and Engineering, Aug. 2014–Dec. 2017 GPA: 3.84

+ Goldwater Scholarship Institutional Nominee

Experience

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) East Lansing, MI Research Assistant 2017

Applied computational techniques to reproduce multi-body quantum mechanical systems

+ Integrated Variational Monte Carlo and the Metropolis Algorithm to write a Python program simulating quantum dots

+ Implemented the Hartree-Fock Method to approximate the energies of multi-electron systems Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy East Lansing, MI Teaching Assistant Sept. 2015–Aug. 2017

Tutored students in introductory physics courses

+ Guided students to approach physics problems with a more analytical mindset through visual representation, filtering relevant details, and drawing from intuition to foster connections between math and physics phenomena University of Washington, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seattle, WA Research Assistant June–August 2016

Assisted in trapped-ion quantum computing research

+ Optimized experimental apparatus by simulating and mechanically adjusting various configurations of imaging system in order to measure more accurate readouts of quantum states Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy East Lansing, MI Research Assistant May 2013–June 2016

Collaborated with examining properties of topological insulators using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

+ Fabricated capacitance-measuring circuits with High Electron Mobility Transistors that indicate the presence of superconducting properties in topological insulators Programming

Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proficient: Python Intermediate: R, C++, SQL

Competitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gizzhacks 2: Best Consumer Engagement, Top 5 Overall Finish Sept. 31 2017 MSFT3c: Sept. 7 2017

Extracurricular Activities

Impact89FM, WDBM East Lansing East Lansing, MI

DJ, Host of "Thee Hourz O’ Power" May 2016–Dec. 2017 Hosted a 4-hour heavy metal radio show every Thursday from 10pm-2am.

+ Wrote weekly blogposts summarizing the show, announce upcoming concerts, and discussing metal current events

+ Reached out to bands from around the world, local to underground, and performed interviews



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