Manuel Rocha

Manuel Rocha

Academic researcher

University of Tasmania, Australia

Biography

Passionate researcher focused on bioclimatic and genetic data modelling using machine learning and advanced visualization techniques. I have more than 10 years experience on academic research working with multicultural research teams locally and internationally. I am motivated in teaching students and making University more connected to people and to public and private institutions.

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Interests
  • Bioclimatic data modelling
  • Applied machine learning
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Computational biology
Education
  • Ph.D. Forest Sciences, 2022

    University of Tasmania

  • B.Sc. Forest Sciences, 2012

    Universidad Austral de Chile

Skills

Machine Learning

95%

Data management

100%

Data analysis

100%

R (shiny)

90%

Python

85%

Quantitative Genetics

80%

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
OneForest Analytics
Founder & CEO - Data Scientist
Jun 2022 – Present Rancagua, Chile

Responsibilities include:

  • Data pipeline development
  • web-based system architect
  • R and Python developer (Shiny)
 
 
 
 
 
University of Tasmania
Doctoral researcher
Aug 2017 – May 2022 Hobart, Australia

Responsibilities include:

  • Bioclimatic modelling
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Machine learning pipelines
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Austral de Chile
Research Fellow (Tree genetic improvement)
Mar 2012 – Mar 2017 Valdivia, Chile

Responsibilities include:

  • Genetic trial design
  • Analysis of genetic trials
  • Industry reports
 
 
 
 
 
Universidad Austral de Chile
Assistant Lecturer
Mar 2012 – Dec 2017 Valdivia, Chile

Responsibilities include:

  • Computational statistics (lab module)
  • Tree genetic improvement (field module)
  • Professional training on trial measurements

Accomplish­ments

euconference
1st Award Poster Presentation - Conference
Eucalypt genetics: fundamental and applied research in a post-genome era Conference - Hobart Tasmania, Australia
ASReml-R for Linear Mixed Model analysis of breeding data - University of Queensland, Australia
udec
International course in Forest Genetics and Biotechnology - UdeC
Workshop in Forest Genetics and Biotechnology - Universidad de Concepcion, Chile

Projects

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OneForest Analytics
A web-based system for near-infrared calibration model development.

Recent Publications

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(2022). Using ensemble learning to model climate associated variation in wood properties of planted Eucalyptus nitens in north-western Tasmania. New Forests, 1(1).

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(2022). Effects of thinning on the longitudinal and radial variation in wood properties of Eucalyptus nitens. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, 95(4).

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(2021). Genetic variation of microfibril angle and its relationship with solid wood and pulpwood traits in two progeny trials of Eucalyptus nitens in Tasmania. Holzforschung, 75(8).

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(2021). R-based image analysis to quantify checking and shrinkage from wood wedges. Eur. J. Wood Prod., 79(1269–1281).

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Contact

  • [email protected]
  • +56 979650586
  • Bello Horizonte N°845, OF 302, Rancagua, Libertador B. O'Higgins 2820000
  • Enter Building 2 and take the stairs to Office 302 on Floor 3
  • Monday to Friday 09:00 to 18:00
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