Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Marco currently works on adopting new machine learning technologies (computer vision and recognition, simultaneous localization and mapping) to build and improve radiation and anomaly detection systems for use in urban environments.
Prior to joining the Applied Nuclear Physics Program at LBNL in 2018, Marco was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nuclear Structure Group at LBNL, where he conducted research into the development of novel segmented point contact HPGe detectors.
Ph.D. Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik/Ruperto-Carola-University, Heidelberg, Germany 2015
M. Sc. Physics/Physical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland 2011
B. Sc. Physics/Physical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland 2009
M. Salathe, B. J. Quiter, M. S. Bandstra, J. C. Curtis, R. Meyer, and C. H. Chow, “Determining urban material activities with a vehicle-based multi-sensor system”, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 023070 (2021).
M. R. Marshall, D. Hellfeld, T. H. Y. Joshi, M. Salathe, M. S. Bandstra, K. J. Bilton, R. J. Cooper, J. C. Curtis, V. Negut, A. J. Shurley, and K. Vetter, “3-D Object Tracking in Panoramic Video and LiDAR for Radiological Source–Object Attribution and Improved Source Detection”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 68, 189–202 (2021).
M. Salathe, H. L. Crawford, A. O. Macchiavelli, B. P. Kay, C. R. Hoffman, A. D. Ayangeakaa, C. M. Campbell, R. M. Clark, M. Cromaz, P. Fallon,M. D. Jones, S. A. Kuvin, J. Sethi, M. Wiedeking, J. R. Winkelbauer, and A. H. Wuosmaa, “Search for the 1/2+ intruder state in 35P”, Phys. Rev. C 102, 064317 (2020).
M. Salathe, R. Cooper, H. Crawford, D. Radford, J. Allmond, C. Campbell, R. Clark, M. Cromaz, P. Fallon, P. Hausladen, M. Jones, A. Macchiavelli, and J. Wright, “Energy reconstruction of an n-type segmented inverted coaxial point-contact HPGe detector”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 868, 19–26 (2017).
Agostini et al., “Background-free search for neutrinoless double-β decay of 76Ge with GERDA”, Nature 544, 47–52 (2017).
M. Salathe and T. Kihm, “Optimized digital filtering techniques for radiation detection with HPGe detectors”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 808, 150–155 (2016).