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C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E


Personal information

First name:
Alexander
Last name:
Kravberg
Address:
Division of Organic Chemistry
Department Chemistry
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone (work):
+46 8 790 90 10
E-mail:

Education

2016 - 2020
PhD in Chemistry (with Prof. Licheng Sun and Prof. Olof Ramström)
Division of Organic Chemistry
School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health, KTH
2014 - 2015
MSc in Chemistry
Research Institute of Chemistry
Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
2010 - 2014
BSc in Chemistry
Department of Organic Chemistry
Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
2007 - 2010
Secondary education
Physics and Mathematics profile
Kharkiv Academic Gymnasium #45, Ukraine
2008 - 2009
Specialization in Mathematics
Advanced mathematics track
Kirov Summer School for Talented Youth, Russia

Work experience

2020 - 2022
Postdoctoral researcher
Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, KTH
2020 - 2022
Postdoctoral researcher
Division of Organic Chemistry, KTH
2015 - 2016
Research Engineer
Division of Organic Chemistry, KTH
2013
Laboratory Assistant
Kirov Summer School for Talented Youth, Russia
2011 - 2013
Chemistry Teacher
Kharkiv Academic Gymnasium #45, Ukraine
2010 - 2012
Lecturer in Advanced Algorithms
Summer School for Talented Youth, Kharkiv, Ukraine
other experience
Software Engineer
part-time collaboration with Salford Systems, US


Work and research interests

– Efficient algorithmic programming
– Representation learning and generative models
– Computational molecular design and AI/ML applications in chemistry
– Sustainable energy (catalysis, functional materials for solar fuels)

Networking/collaborations

– Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis (CAP)
– "Catalytic Composites for Sustainable Synthesis" (CATSS)
– "Molecular caging", with RPL, KTH, and Rice University, Houston, US


Supervision experience

2021 - 2022
4 PhD students (KTH, RPL, co-supervised)
2021 - 2022
Master thesis (Johan Hammarstedt, KTH, SEB)
2017
Master project (Maurice Biedermann, ETH)
2016
Master thesis (Allan Starkholm, KTH, co-supervised)
2016
Bachelor project (Augustin Braillon, INSA Rouen)
2015
Master project (Pamina Kazman, TUM, co-supervised)
2011 - 2013
2012 - 2013

Teaching experience

2022
Lecturer, course co-developer
FDD3359 Reinforcement Learning, KTH
2021
Lecturer
Interaction of Geometry and Machine Learning, KTH
2015 - 2016
Teaching Assistant
KD2390 Selective Organic Synthesis, KTH
2014
Teaching Assistant
Bioorganic Chemistry, Kharkiv National University
2013
Laboratory Assistant
Kirov Summer School for Talented Youth, Russia
2011 - 2013
Chemistry Teacher
Kharkiv Academic Gymnasium #45, Ukraine
2010 - 2012
Lecturer in Advanced Algorithms
Summer School for Talented Youth, Kharkiv, Ukraine


Publications

Polianskii, V.*, Marchetti, G. L.*, Kravberg, A., Varava, A., Pokorny, F. T., Kragic, D. Proceedings of the 38th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence2022
Kravberg, A.*, Marchetti, G. L.*, Polianskii, V.*, Varava, A., Pokorny, F. T., Kragic, D. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning2022
Yang, H.*, Li, F.*, Zhan, S., Liu, Y., Li, W., Meng, Q., Kravchenko, A., Liu, T., Yang, Y., Fang, Y., Wang, L., Guan, J., Furó, I., Ahlquist, M. S. G., Sun, L. Nat. Catal.2022, 5, 414-429
Liu, T.*, Li, G.*, Shen, N., Wang, L., Timmer, B., Kravchenko, A., Zhou, S., Gao, Y., Yang, Y., Yang, H., Xu, B., Zhang, B., Ahlquist, M. S. G., Sun, L. Chem. Eur. J2022, 28
Marchetti, G. L.*, Moletta, M.*, Tegnér, G.*, Shi, P., Varava, A., Kravchenko, A., Kragic, D. 20th International Conference on Advanced Robotics2021, 955-960
Kravchenko, A., Timmer, B., Inge, A. K., Biedermann, M., Ramström, O. ChemCatChem2021, 13, 4841-4847
Liu, T.*, Li, G.*, Shen, N.*, Wang, L., Timmer, B., Zhou, S., Zhang, B., Kravchenko, A., Xu, B., Ahlquist, M. S. G., Sun, L. CCS Chem.2021, 3, 2612-2621
Zhang, B., Kravchenko, O., Sun, L. Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry III2021, 589-610
Meng, Q., Zhang, B., Yang, H., Liu, C., Li, Y., Kravchenko, A., Sheng, X., Fan, L., Li, F., Sun, L. Mater. Adv.2021, 2, 4323-4332
Timmer, B., Kravchenko, O., Liu, T., Zhang, B., Sun, L. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2021, 60, 14504-14511
Song, H., Varava, A., Kravchenko, O., Kragic, D., Wang, M. Y., Pokorny, F. T., Hang, K. Auton. Robots2021, 45, 613-631
Timmer, B., Kravchenko, O., Zhang, B., Liu, T., Sun, L. Inorg. Chem.2021, 60, 1202-1207
Ren, Y., Kravchenko, O., Ramström, O. Chem. Eur. J2020, 26, 15654-15663
Zhang, B.*, Zhan, S.*, Liu, T., Wang, L., Inge, A. K., Duan, L., Timmer, B., Kravchenko, O., Li, F., Ahlquist, M. S. G., Sun, L. J. Energy Chem.2021, 54, 815-821
Timmer, B., Kravchenko, O., Ramström, O. ChemistrySelect2020, 5, 7254-7257
Grądzka, I.*, Meng, Q.*, Timmer, B., Kravchenko, O., Zhang, B., Gierszewski, M., Ziółek, M. Int. J. Hydrog. Energy2020, 45, 15129-15141
Kravchenko, O.*, Varava, A.*, Pokorny, F. T., Devaurs, D., Kavraki, L. E., Kragic, D. J. Chem. Inf. Model.2020, 60, 1302-1316
Karalius, A., Zhang, Y., Kravchenko, O., Eloffson, U., Szabó, Z., Yan, M., Ramström, O. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2020, 59, 3434-3438
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Conference contributions

2021
20th ICAR, Ljublana, Slovenia (conference paper)
2019
23rd EuCOMC, Helsinki (poster)
Student session at Holger Erdtman Lectures, KTH (talk)
CAP, September meeting, KTH (talk)
2018
AI4X, Stockholm (talk)
1st National Meeting of SCS, Lund (poster)
256th ACS National Meeting, Boston (talk)
22nd ICOS, Florence (poster)
2016
9th AES, Stockholm (poster)
25th Organikerdagarna, Umeå, Sweden (poster)
2013
5th ElChem, Ivanono, Russia (poster)
2012
CECP, Bad Hofgastein, Austria (poster)
CKR, Kharkiv, Ukraine (talk)
2011
Advanced Problems in Chemistry, Kiev, Ukraine (poster)
CKR, Kharkiv, Ukraine (talk)

Volunteering and organization

2018 - 2022
Jury member
Young Researchers Exhibition (Unga Forskare)
2017 - 2021
Student administrator, IT responsible
Division of Organic Chemistry, KTH
2020
IT Manager (website development, IT support)
Student Nobel Night Cap (SNNC)
2019
Conference co-organizer
Aulin-Erdtman Young Investigators Symposium, KTH
CAP September meeting, KTH
2018
CBH PhD Student Council member, KTH
2011 - 2015
Student Research Council member
Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
2011 - 2014
Jury member and problem author
2014
Conference co-organizer
CKR, Kharkiv, Ukraine


Laboratory experience

synthesis
– organic synthesis (mg-scale, gram-scale)
– dry conditions (Schlenk techniques, glovebox)
– chromatography (column, preparative, automated, HPLC, GC)
spectroscopy
– NMR (1H, 13C, 19F, 31P; COSY, DOSY, NOESY)
– UV-Vis (absorption, fluorescence, time-resolved)
– IR (Raman, basic)
– MS (ESI, MALDI-TOF)
other methods
– XRD (crystal growing, basic operation, structure solving)
– electrochemistry (characterization, spectroelectrochemistry, electrolysis)

Programming experience

general
OS: Windows, Unix (Linux, Solaris)
Version control: Git, SVN
Agile/Scrum: Azure DevOps, Redmine, Trac
frameworks
Languages: C/C++, Python, Java, JS/CSS, Pascal/Delphi, Fortran, Rust
Data science: SQL, Pandas, Jupyter, NetworkX, graph-tool, data visualization
Machine learning: PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, OpenCV
UI: Qt, PyQt, Delphi, C++ Builder; Web: Django, WordPress, JS/CSS
chemistry
Design/analysis: ChemOffice, MestReNova, Avogadro, Mercury, Olex2
Computations/modeling: Gaussian, GROMACS, HyperChem, SAMSON, MOPAC


Awards & competitions

2022
Kattis ranking: 57 (world), 37 (Sweden)
2020 - 2021
Google Code Jam semi-finalist (round 3)
2019 - 2020
Competitive programming: Master title
2015
Best poster, CBH PhD conference
2012 - 2015
Mendeleyev scholarship, based on research performance
2011 - 2014
Scholarships based on academic performance
2012 - 2014
ACM SEERC semi-finalist
2012 - 2013
INST finalist (II place in 2012)
2009 - 2011
Ukrainian President scholarship for talented students
2009 - 2010
1st prize winner, National Mathematics Olympiad, Regional Olympiads in programming, physics, chemistry

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