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My name is Francisca Concha-Ramirez and I am a Data Engineer in the Bidding & Attribution team at LYST. I develop infrastructure to store data, train our Machine Learning models, and deploy them to production.

I have a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from Leiden University in The Netherlands, and a MSc degree in Computer Science and BSc degree in Astronomy from Universidad de Chile. During my doctorate I researched how the environment surrounding young circumstellar discs affects their potential for planet formation. You can read a summary of my research here. You can find all my scientific publications here. A list of other contributed articles and press features can be found here, and a list with my scientific talks is available here.

I am the creator of Primer Fotón, an astronomy blog and podcast in Spanish. During my years in Leiden I was one of the organisers of Astronomy on Tap.

If you wish to contact me, you can e-mail me at hello at francisca.cr.