Artem Pulkin

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Postdoctoral researcher at QuTech TU Delft

πŸ“§ gpulkin@gmail.com 🌐 pulk.in 🏠 Amsterdam NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

πŸ” jobs: researcher, research engineer, data scientist, software engineer

Currently

Developing innovative machine learning approaches to engineer electronic materials and molecules addressing modern society challenges

Expertise

Computational condensed matter, quantum chemistry, numerical materials science, machine learning, many-body physics, research code development.

Education πŸŽ“

2012-2017 Docteur Γ¨s Sciences EPFL in physics Lausanne CH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Specialized on: numerical electronic structure, quantum simulations. Thesis: Electronic Transport in 2D Materials with Strong Spin-orbit Coupling (03/2017); supervisor: Oleg Yazyev

2010-2012 Master of Science Chalmers in applied physics GΓΆteborg SE πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Thesis: Spintromechanical Aspects of Charge Transport in Nanostructures (06/2012); supervisor: Robert Shekhter

2006-2010 B.Sc. in Physics cum laude V.N. Karazin’s State University Kharkiv UA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

Research πŸ”¬

2019-now Postdoc @ QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft university of technology NL πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

Researching a stack of machine learning tools: deep neural networks DNN, generative models (reverse Monte-Carlo, RMC), adversarial attack approaches in the context of electronic structure/nanoscale atomic dynamics. Developing a DNN/atomic descriptor code for nanoscale dynamics miniff. Discovering novel electronic materials as a part of a multi-disciplinary team of quantum researchers.

Jul'17-Mar'19 Postdoc @ Caltech US πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Developed and implemented a computational many-body quantum chemistry framework to model two-dimensional crystalline materials. Investigated low-energy spectral properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulphide with numerical modeling.

Oct'12-Apr'17 Doctoral assistant @ EPFL CH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

Carried out a scientific project in the quantum materials modelling domain. Discovered a new class of electronic band structure effects in two-dimensional semiconductors. Collaborated with world-leading experimental groups to prove my findings experimentally.

Jun'12-Aug'12 Research assistant @ Seoul National University, KR πŸ‡°πŸ‡·

Aug'10-Jun'12 Research assistant @ Chalmers, SE πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ

In numbers

15 publications >500 citations 14 talks

>10 countries

>30 collaborators

Software

More on github/pulkin.

miniff miniFF https://gitlab.kwant-project.org/qt/miniff (python, cython)

Simulate molecular dynamics with classical force fields and machine learning. Combines the power of cython, numpy and torch to deliver maximal performance in a high-quality python code.

pyscf pyscf https://github.com/pyscf/pyscf (python, C)

A large collaboration across universities and public companies towards high-performance Quantum chemistry in python. I contributed towards implementing periodic boundary conditions for diagrammatic kernels.

pyteleport pyteleport https://github.com/pulkin/pyteleport

Pause, teleport and resume your python runtime from within the stack. Manipulates cPython memory and bytecode.

dfttools https://github.com/pulkin/dfttools (python)

Parsing and plotting the results of first-principles simulations.

openmx-hks https://github.com/pulkin/openmx-hks (C)

A practical tool to convert the data from a popular density functional theory code into numpy.

micropython https://github.com/pulkin/micropython (C)

A micropython port to a popular cellular network module A9G.

Awards πŸ†

postgraduate πŸ’° Personal Swiss NSF grant to study abroad 80k CHF, 18 months, postdoctoral level (Early Postdoc.Mobility) grant P2ELP2_175281

πŸ’° Personal computing time at national supercomputing facilities (SURF NL) Approximate equivalent of 26k EUR, 24 months project 45873

graduate πŸ₯‡ Olympiad in Physics for University Students (national in Ukraine) – first prize

πŸ… Youth Physicists Tournament (national in Ukraine, team) – multiple prizes

πŸ₯‡ Open Olympiad in Applied Physics (MIPT Moscow) – first prize

πŸ’° Kharkiv City Mayor and Kharkiv State Governor scholarships for gifted youth

high school πŸ₯‡ Dozens of prizes in physics and informatics (olympiads, student projects; top-10 and top-1 in national competitions)

πŸ’° Multiple scholarships

Skills πŸ”¨

Science: quantum condensed matter, first-principles approaches.

Machine learning: supervised learning, deep neural networks (DNN), dataset generation, feature extraction, generative modelling, adversarial attacks.

Software development in 🐍 Python (6 years): numpy, torch, matplotlib; notebooks; HPC and parallel/distributed/concurrent computing (MPI, OpenMP, multiprocessing); performance-driven development with C and cython; styling, testing, documenting, packaging; micropython and python beyond standards (cPython bytecode).

C: HPC and parallel environments (MPI, OpenMP); Lapack; embedded platforms.

Other: β˜• Java, Fortran, Julia, Javascript, Matlab.

Infrastructure: git, CI/CD (Travis, Gitlab-CI, Azure pipelines).

IDEs: Pycharm, vim.

Soft skills: critical analysis, problem solving, communicating (organizing discussions, presenting, paper/grant/documentation writing), full-cycle project management (idea - funding - implementation - reporting), supervision.

Languages

English (proficient), Russian (mother), French (basic), Dutch (basic).

Hobbies

Sports, ✈ travels, cross-stitching, soldering, πŸ”’ lock picking, πŸ•ΉοΈ board and video games, open-source projects.