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Dr. Elena Gavagnin

Dr. Elena Gavagnin

Dr. Elena Gavagnin

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Fachstelle für Information Systems & Technologies
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 46 12

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer and Senior Project Leader for Data Science

Professional development teaching

CAS Data Competence for Business

Expertise and research interests

Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Computational Astrophysics

Educational background

02/2017 - PhD, University Zürich, Institute for Computational Science
12/2012 - MSc in Astrophysics and Cosmology, Università degli Studi di Bologna
12/2010 - BSc in Physics, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Professional milestones

2017 - 2019 Business Intelligence Data Scientist, SWISS Intl. Air Lines
2013 - 2017 Research Assistant, University Zürich



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Elena Gavagnin, Andreas Bleuler, Joakim Rosdahl, Romain Teyssier, Star cluster formation in a turbulent molecular cloud self-regulated by photoionization feedback, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 4155–4172,

Elena Gavagnin, Michela Mapelli, George Lake, A critical look at the merger scenario to explain multiple populations and rotation in iron-complex globular clusters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 461, Issue 2, 11 September 2016, Pages 1276–1287,

M. Mapelli, A. Vallenari, R. D. Jeffries, E. Gavagnin, T. Cantat-Gaudin, G. G. Sacco, M. R. Meyer, E. J. Alfaro, M. Costado, F. Damiani, A. Frasca, A. C. Lanzafame, S. Randich, R. Sordo, S. Zaggia, G. Micela, E. Flaccomio, E. Pancino, M. Bergemann, A. Hourihane, C. Lardo, L. Magrini, L. Morbidelli, L. Prisinzano and C. C. Worley, "The Gaia-ESO Survey: N-body modelling of the Gamma Velorum cluster", A&A, 578 (2015) A35,