Taco de Wolff

It's all I Taco 'bout

About me

I am a physicist who enjoys working on a wide range of topics and research. Currently I am working at the math department at the University of Chile in Santiago where I work on machine learning research and applications. Notably the use of Gaussian Processes on a broad range of data. Last year I worked at the bio-engineering department in Auckland, New Zealand, where we worked with CT-scans of lungs from humans and animals to perform finite element analysis and simulations. Additionally, I do a lot of programming work and I occasionally give tech talks. My interests also extend to exploring macroeconomics and geopolitical ideas, as well as learning new languages and encountering new cultures. I’m also an avid kiteboarder, riding at spots around the world and in the winter I like to go skiing and sometimes as a ski instructor.

Graduated in January 2018 from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, I am now a Master in Physics. My Bachelor’s thesis was about growing graphene on copper foil and for my Master’s I have specialized into materials research and worked on copper nanoparticle sputtering to create hydrophobic surfaces. Additionally, in Florian√≥polis, Brazil, I worked on modelling material deposition using a laser cladding setup with applications in the aerospace industry.

As a programming, I work as an experienced freelancer in programming languages such as Go, PHP, C#, and others, and develop applications and websites for clients. In the mean time I’ve worked on an assortment of applications and libraries, such as a very fast minifier for web file formats and canvas a 2D vector drawing library with paper-backed implementations on flattening and arc length approximations.

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