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Dr Martin Topinka

Name: Martin Topinka

Title(s): Software Developer on the Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI)

Email: topinka@cp.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 662 1333 ext 336

Address: Astronomy & Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2, Ireland

Research Interests
gamma-ray bursts, robotic telescopes,  machine-learning, transient classification, data analysis software development

Biographical Sketch

Martin Topinka graduated from MFF UK (Prague, Czech Rep.) in Astronomy and Theoretical Astrophysics. He got Marie Currie 1 year fellowship at MPA (Garching, Germany) coding MHD simulations and obtained his PhD from UCD (Dublin, Ireland) where he worked under the supervision of prof. Lorraine Hanlon on the data analysis of short transients from INTEGRAL. Then he worked as a post-doc at UCD, being responsible for the Watcher robotic telescope in the GLORIA robotic telescope network. Then he spent 1 year post-doc at CTU (Prague, Czech Republic) in machine-learning applied to astronomy before joining DIAS.

Selected Publications

– Machine Learning Search for Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows in Optical Surveys, http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.04555
– The GLObal Robotic telescopes Intelligent Array for e-science (GLORIA) http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014RMxAC..45..104A
– GRB 120711A: an intense INTEGRAL burst with long-lasting soft γ-ray emission and a powerful optical flash http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014A%26A…567A..84M
– Classification of gamma-ray bursts observed by INTEGRAL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010int..workE.102M
– Search for correlations between BATSE gamma-ray bursts and supernovae, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006A%26A…452..439P