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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 22, 2018

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Christian Daniel Basile (US Citizen Fluency in English and Spanish)

**** * ******* • Philadelphia PA 19147 • 585.***.**** •

Professional Profile

I am an highly curious and energetic engineering that has over 6 years of experience problem solving processes in a wide range of fields such as engineering, computational biology and clinical medicine. My main passion is to uncover uncertainties and in optimizing technology and production using diverse tools related to programming, engineering and mathematics. While I have expanded my problem solving experience in mathematical modeling, I never lost the sight of my engineering way of thinking, and the importance of optimizing communication and team performance. My recent experiences have increased my ability to synthesize information fast and thus capable of adapting rapidly to different technology and scenarios.


Advanced skills in Matlab & Simulink, R, Python, Excel

Proficient in Mathematical Modeling of dynamical systems, Parameter Estimation, Statistics

Experienced in troubleshooting large processes and systems and implementing complex software and equipment

Experienced in integrating and launching systems, and coordinating complex logistics to meet customers needs

Experienced in using applied mathematics techniques such as Machine Learning

Strong knowledge and experience in classical and advanced control theory, including in Linear System Theory

Experience working with diverse complex data and in using SQL

Ability to synthetize information fast and communicate effectively in diverse work settings


Freelance(Upwork) Philadelphia, PA

Data Scientist 12/2017-Present

Designing a prototype for a client, which aim will be to help optimize people’s reflexes.

Python, Raspberry PI, Openshape CAD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Research/Data Scientist 3/2016-12/2017

Analyzed and studied smell, taste, and electrophysiology data with R and Python

Collaborated with scientists and doctors to help validate using wide mathematical principles such as fractal analysis, machine learning to help validate a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease

Managed several clinical projects, and medical equipment, including EMG, as well as troubleshot systems

Used several math tools to remove noise from EMG data

Environment: Python, R,

Metso Automation Philadelphia, PA

Control Engineer 11/2013-12/2014

Installed, built and upgraded control logic and systems working in power plant settings

Tested and troubleshot complex combustion processes, and in installing new equipment

Tested and troubleshot control systems, engineering software, and computer network configurations

Studied, analyzed, and repaired the systems as required

Presented orally and written reports when projects were completed

Provided report documentation with issues and resolutions

Environment: Metso Automation programs (includes debugging tools), Windows Servers, Access, VBA, PI SERVERS, Smart Signal

IBM Research Computational Biology Division New York, NY

Internship Research Data Scientist 3/2013 – 11/2013

Helped IBM Researchers design a parameter estimation problem based on a Whole Cell Model (~2000 parameters)

Tested various codes and mathematical algorithms to help IBM Researchers finalized the design

Used Linux in conjunction with the model to run the model in the amazon cloud to speed up the model run time to aid in the parameter estimation design model design

Environment: Matlab, Python, Linux and sensitivity analysis and parameter estimation toolset

Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY

Internship Research Data Scientist 3/2013 – 11/2013

Implemented and tested a heart cell model to predict substrates (i.e. glucose) sensitivity in energy production

Studied optimization algorithms in combination with model to gain insight into the results.

Environment: Matlab, Python, Metano, Cobra and optimization toolset

Urban Green Energy New York, NY

Internship Engineer R&D 5/2012 – 03/2013

Helped build a mathematical hybrid energy systems using programming and simulation techniques

Tested various software packages to assist the UGE team in the making of the model

Environment: HOMER, HYBRID 2, Matlab, Python

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate Student Computational Biologist 9/2010 – 5/2012

Developed a complex intracellular pharmacokinetic model of Gemcitabine (a chemotherapy drug) using Matlab & Simulink, and fitted model using various optimization algorithms

Tested code, and used C language to speed up the mathematical model fitting solution

Environment: Matlab & Simulink, C, and optimization toolset



Master of Science in Computational Biology and Chemical Engineering 12/2012


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 5/2010


Post - Baccalaureate in Biology and Neuroscience 8/2017

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