Eduard Masana works at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences UB-IEEC at Barcelona, Spain. In the last years, his activity on Gaia was to develop GASS (Gaia System Simulator), the simulator of gthe telemetry data generated by the board instruments. The data produced by GASS was used, among other, to check the Astrometric Global Iterative Solution (AGIS), to test the compression algoritms or to made several general rehearsals of the storage and data reduction before the launch of the satellite.
Currently, he has an active role on the outreach activities around Gaia in the frameqork of CU9. The purpose is to develop tools to made accesible the mission to everybody, from general public to students or amateur astronomers. He is also member of the editorial board of Gaiverse, a dissemination portal founded by the Genius european project.
As astronomer, Eduards works on the determination of stellar physical parameters from photometric data.