About

My name is Cristián, and I am currently working at The Qt Company as a R&D Manager for the Qt (Foundations), QML and Qt for Python projects.

The rest of my time, I'm one of the main Software Engineers of the Qt for Python project, focusing my work mainly on PySide.


I spent most of my spare time on Open Source initiatives, mainly focused in Python. Besides being the co-founders of Python Chile, I am also associated to Python España, and which many people we started an initiative called Python en Español, which aims to be a central place for the whole Spanish Speaking Python community.


I got my Doctorate in Astrophysics at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institute), working on the numerical modelling of Black Holes binaries, and Globular clusters. To achieve this, I performed astrophysical N-body and SPH simulations, using High Performance Computing resources and tools, mainly GPU computing.


In the past I got my Engineer and Master degree in Informatics (Computer Science) at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile, from which I got the motivation of working with applied HPC simulations.


Take a look of the projects I am currently working on, and the codes I have written. Most of my research work finished with a publication, so check them out!

You can also check my resume.