Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

Family name, First name: CUOCO, ELENA

ORCID: 0000-0002-6528-3449

Researcher ID: I-8789-2012

Nationality: Italian

URL for web site:   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elena_Cuoco

Highlights

Chair of General Assembly for ESCAPE (Proposal ID SEP-210506816)

Head of Data Science Office at European Gravitational Observatory, Pisa

Associate Faculty at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Co-chair of Machine Learning group for LIGO and Virgo Collaboration

Main Proposer  and Action Chair of COST ACTION CA17137 (G2Net)

Responsible of Foundation for Competence for Software and Service Innovation (COSSI) task for Project ESCAPE Proposal ID SEP-210506816

Impact (as of February 2019): Google Scholar H-index 73, i10-index: 218

 

Education

1998    Physics Faculty, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, PhD in Physics

1993    Physics Faculty, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, Master Degree in Physics

Current Positions

2018 –             Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, Associate Faculty

2018 –             European Gravitational Observatory, Pisa, Italy, Head of Data Science Office

Previous Positions

2016                Astronomy and Astrophysics department, University of Valencia, ES, Short term visiting scientist

2016               Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK, Short term visiting scientist

2014               Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK, SUPA Distinguished visiting scientist

2004 – 2018   European Gravitational Observatory, Pisa, Italy, Applied Physicist

2001 – 2004   Istituto di Fisica Nucleare, Firenze, Italy, Fixed term researcher

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2016                SPECIAL BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE IN FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS

1999 – 2001   Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy, PostDoc Fellow

 

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2018 Lectures at Computer Science Department, Bari University, Italy

2018 Lectures at Data Science Ph.D Colloquium, Pisa University, Italy

2018 Lectures at Physics Department, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy   

2011 VESF School, EGO, Italy, Lecturer

2010 VESF School, EGO, Italy, Lecturer

 

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2019     1st Conference on Machine Learning for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics, Robotics and Control System, January 14th-16th 2019 (chair)

2018    Computational Challenges in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Institute for Pure and  Applied Mathematics, UCLA January 28 – February 1, 2019 (SOC member)

2018      XXIII SIGRAV Conference-Black holes: Theory and observations (SOC member)

2018      Machine Learning workshop at EGO/ 30 participants /Italy (organizer)

2018   Machine Learning face to face for LIGO Virgo Collaboration / 60 participants / USA (organizer)

2017    Machine Learning face to face for LIGO Virgo Collaboration / 60 participants / CERN (organizer)

2016     XXII SIGRAV Conference – A Century of General Relativity. In the era of Gravitational Waves. Cefalù, Italy (SOC member)

2016      5th GraWIToN school /30 participants /Roma La Sapienza, Italy (SOC member)

2015      First GraWIToN Data Analysis school / 30 participants / GSSI, Italy (SOC chair)

2015      Workshop on Electromagnetic follow-up program, EGO (LOC member)

2015      First GraWIToN Basic school/ 30 participants / EGO, Italy (SOC chair)

2012     Theory and application of signal processing methods (in GW detection, medical science and engineering) / 60 participants / EGO, Italy

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2019-               Chair of General Assembly for ESCAPE EU project

2018-                Cost Action CA17137 Action Chair

2014-2018 GraWIToN Fp7-Marie Curie Actions.ID 606176 Scientific coordinator

2015           European Gravitational Observatory, Italy, Outreach coordinator

2010           European Gravitational Observatory, Italy, Outreach coordinator

2005 – 2007    European Gravitational Observatory, Italy, Seminar organizer

 

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

2014 – 2018    Scientific Advisory Board, GraWIToN FP7 Project ID: 606176

2017               EGO PostDoc fellowship program, Italy, Member of selection committee

2017               Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Valencia, ES, PhD Committee member

2017               Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Valencia, ES, PhD Committee substitute chair

 

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES  

2015 – 2018         Member of Board of Directors of SIGRAV (Società Italiana di Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione)

 

Representative Publications as Senior Author [excluding the most of collaboration paper]

  1. Total-variation methods for gravitational wave denoising: performance tests on Advanced LIGO data, Alejandro Torres-Forné, Elena Cuoco, Antonio Marquina, José A. Font, José M. Ibáñez, Phys. Rev. D 98,084013, 2018
  2. Wavelet-based Classification of Transient Signals for Gravitational Wave Detectors, Elena Cuoco, Massimiliano Razzano and Andrei Utina, #1570436751 accepted reviewed paper at EUSIPCO2018.
  3. Image-based deep learning for classification of noise transients in gravitational wave detectors, Massimiliano Razzano, Elena Cuoco, Class.Quant.Grav. 35 (2018) no.9, 095016.
  4. GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral
    LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations (B. P. Abbott et al.), Phys.Rev.Lett. 119 (2017) no.16, 161101.
  5. Strategy for signal classification to improve data quality for Advanced Detectors gravitational-wave searches, Elena Cuoco, Jade Powell, Alejandro Torres-Forné, Ryan Lynch, Daniele Trifirò, Marco Cavaglià, Ik Siong Heng, José A.Font, Nuovo Cim. C40 (2017) no.3, 124.
  6. Classification methods for noise transients in advanced gravitational-wave detectors II: performance tests on Advanced LIGO data, Jade Powell, Alejandro Torres-Forné, Ryan Lynch, Daniele Trifirò, Elena Cuoco, Marco Cavaglià, Ik Siong Heng, José A. Font, Class.Quant.Grav. 34 (2017) no.3, 034002.
  7. Classification methods for noise transients in advanced gravitational-wave detectors
    Jade Powell, Daniele Trifirò, Elena Cuoco, Ik Siong Heng, Marco Cavaglià, Class.Quant.Grav. 32 (2015) no.21, 215012.
  8. Wavelet Tests for the Detection of Transients in the VIRGO Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detector, Leonardo Fabbroni, Marina Vannucci, Elena Cuoco, Giovanni Losurdo, Massimo Mazzoni, Ruggero Stanga, IEEE Trans.Instrum.Measur. 54 (2005) no.1, 151-162.
  9. Noise parametric identification and whitening for LIGO 40-meter interferometer data
    Elena Cuoco, Giovanni Losurdo, Giovanni Calamai, Leonardo Fabbroni, Massimo Mazzoni, Ruggero Stanga, Gianluca Guidi, Flavio Vetrano, Phys.Rev. D64 (2001) 122002.
  10. On line power spectra identification and whitening for the noise in interferometric gravitational wave detectors, Elena Cuoco, Leonardo Fabbroni, Massimo Mazzoni, Ruggero Stanga, Giovanni Calamai, Giovanni Losurdo, Flavio Vetrano, Class.Quant.Grav. 18 (2001) 1727-1752.

 

Invited Presentations at International Conferences and Workshops

 

  1. CERN Seminar, February 13th 2019, CERN, Geneve
  2. 2019 Computational Challenge in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, January 2019, IPAM, Los Angels, USA
  3. 2018 SOPHIA, Spring board for Artificial Intelligence, November 2018, Nice, France
  4. 2018 3rd ASTERICS-OBELICS workshop, Cambridge
  5. 2018 EUSPIC02018, Special Session on Advances in GW Signal Processing and Data Analysis, Rome, Italy
  6. 2018 Fifteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Roma. Italy
  7. 2018 Round table on Machine Learning, Marcel Grossmann 15 Meeting, Roma. Italy
  8. 2018 Connecting The Dots 2018, Seattle, USA
  9. 2017 2nd ASTERICS-OBELICS workshop, Barcelona, Spain
  10. 2016 11th Workshop on Science with the New generation of High Energy Gamma-ray Experiments, Pisa, Italy
  11. 2016 XXII SIGRAV Conference – A Century of General Relativity. In the era of Gravitational Waves. Cefalù, Italy
  12. 2009 Gravitational Waves parallel session in Marcel Grossmann Meeting 12 2009, Paris, France
  13. 2006 Gravitational Waves parallel session in Marcel Grossmann Meeting 11 2006, Berlin, Germany
  14. 2003 Summer School at Porquerolles Harmonic Analysis and Rational Approximation:
    their rôles in signals, control, and dynamical systems theory

Recent presentation at Conference and Workshop and Seminars and Outreach

2018 Lectures at Computer Science Department, Bari University, Italy

2018 Lectures at Data Science Ph.D Colloquium, Pisa University, Italy

2018 Lectures at Physics Department, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

2016 EuroPython 2016, Bilbao, Spain

2016 Lectures at Astronomy Department, Bologna University, Italy

2011 9th Amaldi conference, Cardiff, UK

2009 – Several outreach and dissemination talks on Gravitational Waves

1995 – Several presentations at Virgo and LIGO/Virgo Collaboration meeting

 

Organization of International Conferences

2019     1st Conference on Machine Learning for Gravitational Waves, Geophysics, Robotics and Control System, January 14th-16th 2019 (chair)

2018    Computational Challenges in Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Institute for Pure and  Applied Mathematics, UCLA January 28 – February 1, 2019 (SOC member)

2018     XXIII SIGRAV Conference-Black holes: Theory and observations (SOC member)

2018     Machine Learning workshop at EGO/ 30 participants /Italy (organizer)

2018   Machine Learning face to face for LIGO Virgo Collaboration  / 60 participants/ USA (organizer)

2017    Machine Learning face to face for LIGO Virgo Collaboration  / 60 participants / CERN (organizer)

2016     XXII SIGRAV Conference – A Century of General Relativity. In the era of Gravitational Waves. Cefalù, Italy (SOC member)

2016      5th GraWIToN school /30 participants /Roma La Sapienza, Italy (SOC member)

2015      First GraWIToN Data Analysis school / 30 participants / GSSI, Italy (SOC chair)

2015      Workshop on Electromagnetic follow-up program, EGO (LOC  member)

2015      First GraWIToN  Basic school/ 30 participants / EGO, Italy (SOC chair)

2012    Theory and application  of signal processing methods (in GW detection, medical science and engineering) / 60 participants / EGO, Italy