About me...


I'm a "data scientist", but also a biochemist (currently finished a PhD program in a biological science: Immunology, you can see my biological CV clicking here) from the U.N.L.P. - Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm also a TA in Immunology courses at U.N.L.P. and I taught biostatistics courses at the Colegio de Bioquímicos - Colegio Zonal XII - Buenos Aires. I'm a member of Python Argentina (PyAr) [1] and Quantitative Finance Club (QFClub) [2].

My main focus is the quantitative financial time series research and analysis using Python as the main computational tool. But, I also develop several data science, computer vision, and IPython-related projects.

Recently, I have presented talks and posters in several international and national conferences:

  • PyConUS 2012 ([3 - 6]), SciPy 2013 ([7 - 10]).
  • PyDay Lujan 2012 [11], PyConAr 2011 ([12 - 13]), PyConAr 2012 ([14 - 15]), SciPyConAr 2013 ([16 - 19]).

In the open development area, I can list the following projects:

  • IPython plugin for NINJA-IDE, which gives IPython notebook support to this IDE (written and focused in Python) [20].
  • vIPer (based in the plugin described before), an independent application with several features focused to the visualization and publication of the IPython notebooks [21].

and also some contributions to other projects:

  • IPython project, with development ideas, specially in the nbconvert repository, providing support for the generation of static html-slideshows from IPython notebooks [22 - 23(demo)].
  • Nikola, a static site generator, providing support for publishing posts with IPython notebooks, a "smart" mathjax loader and a new reveal.js-based theme [24 - 25].


[1] http://python.org.ar/pyar/

[2] http://quantfinanceclub.com/

[3] http://us.pycon.org/2012/speaker/profile/119/

[4] http://us.pycon.org/2012/schedule/presentation/513/

[5] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAKOMzRl1I

[6] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YQrFiWa50M

[7] https://conference.scipy.org/scipy2013/presentation_detail.php?id=130

[8] https://conference.scipy.org/scipy2013/presentation_detail.php?id=168

[9] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBS6hmiK-H8

[10] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVf_giNcNro

[11] http://www.pyday.com.ar/lujan2012/activity/accepted

[12] http://ar.pycon.org/2011/activity/speakers

[13] http://ar.pycon.org/2011/schedule/index

[14] http://ar.pycon.org/2012/activity/accepted#76

[15] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-crhRKfsZU

[16] conference page down

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[18] video to be uploaded

[19] video to be uploaded

[20] http://github.com/damianavila/IPython-Plugin-for-NINJA-IDE

[21] https://github.com/damianavila/vIPer

[22] https://github.com/ipython/nbconvert/pull/69

[23] http://www.slideviper.oquanta.info/tutorial/slideshow_tutorial_slides.html#/

[24] https://github.com/ralsina/nikola/tree/master/extra_plugins/compile_ipynb

[25] https://github.com/ralsina/nikola/tree/master/nikola/data/themes/site-reveal