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Éder Sousa

Éder Sousa

Computational Scientist

RAND Corporation | Los Angeles, CA


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Intermediate SQL Queries

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Introduction to Deep Learning in Python

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Introduction to Deep Learning with PyTorch

Quantitative chef, mixing variables and algorithms to create delectable insights.

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Supervised Learning with scikit-learn


Introduction to PySpark


Introduction to Python

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My Work Experience

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RAND Corporation | Jun 2021 - Present

Computational Scientist and Aerospace/Data Engineer


RAND Corporation | Jan 2019 - Jun 2021

Aerospace and Data Engineer


Air Force Research Laboratory | Jun 2014 - Jan 2019

Computational Scientist

Modeling and Simulation Group In-Space Propulsion Branch - Engaged in the development of multi-physics plasma models for applications to space propulsion - Development of discontinuous Galerkin high-order numerical methods for problems with shocks and high frequency oscillations MULTILEVEL MONTE CARLO METHOD - Numerical analysis of simulations and experimental results for code validation and verification using data science and machine learning algorithms
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North Seattle College | Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

Adjunct Professor

- Taught engineering dynamics. - Developed and implemented bi-weekly lesson plans for sophomore level engineering students, administered tests and evaluations, and analyzed student performance.

UW, Computational Plasma Dynamics Lab | Sep 2008 - Jun 2014

Research Assistant

- Developed a blended finite element method for modeling multi-fluid plasmas. The finite element method is blended in the sense that the ions are discretized using a discontinuous Galerkin (DG) approach, while the electrons and electromagnetic fields use a continuous Galerkin (CG) discretization - Explicit and Implicit time integrations are implemented using PETSc - The methods and models were used to analyze species separation in ICF capsules and capsule fuel mixing - Implemented electromagnetic open boundary conditions for two-fluid plasma models into the Washington Approximate Riemann Plasma Solver (WARPX) with the goal of avoiding artificial numerical reflections

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

PhD Intern

Conducted research on uncertainty quantification of computational plasma simulations. - Compared the mean and variance of three Methods (Monte Carlo, Multi-level Monte Carlo and Probabilistic Collocation) - Used the WARPX code to analyze the effects caused by parameters uncertainty and was able to quantify the uncertainty mass ratio and speed of light to thermal speed ratio had on the reconnected flux of the GEM challenge magnetic reconnection problem - The results are published in the international journal of uncertainty quantification (see publications)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

PhD intern

Simulated the radiative cooling of a 1cm radius Argon and Xenon spheres using the HYDRA radiation-hydrodynamics code - Used the Detailed Configuration Accounting (DCA) Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (NLTE) predictions of Xe gas cooling for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) relevant regimes - The DCA package was applied to the problem of dopant induced cooling of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) capsule implosions

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

PhD intern

Modeled flow supersonic flows in the Laser Inertial Fusion Engine (LIFE) chamber using Lawrence Livermore’s MIRANDA code. The main focus was in flow mixing in the chamber and formation of shock waves in the chamber inlets and outlets.

ERAU, Space Physics Reseach Lab | Oct 2003 - May 2008

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Conducted space and atmospheric research lab, I was involved in data collection and analysis of upper atmosphere (90 km and higher) temperature and brightness using electro- optical instrumentation for studying airglow and aurora.

My Education

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PhD in Aeronautics and AstronauticsUniversity of Washington | 2014

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