Introduction

I’m an astrophysics graduate student at UC Santa Cruz (2014-2019), studying the intersection of computation, physics and data science.

My first two years I worked with Prof. Mark Krumholz, studying the effects of supernovae explosions. I’m currently continuing that work with Prof. Piero Madau, adding more complicated physics into our model (magnetic fields, turbulence, gravity, etc.).

Currently I’m also working with Prof. Alexie Leauthaud, using machine learning to identify low mass, low redshift galaxies in the Hyper Suprime Cam survey. This has been a fun challenge of applying Deep Neural Networks to a 200 TB image dataset.

 

As an undergrad at MIT (2010-2014), I used the Hubble Space Telescope to study the most energetic processes in the universe (AGN). I also helped build experimental X-ray telescopes and devices, and I worked with an international collaboration to track how trace gases move through our atmosphere.

Santa Cruz has been a great place to get outside the office. In my free time I run, hike, ski, garden and take pictures.