Publications

. Wide Field Map of Globular Clusters in Coma. Submitted to ApJ, 2017.

Preprint Project

. Large scale structure of the globular cluster population in Coma. AAS Meeting Abstracts, 2016.

Project Abstract

Past & Upcoming Talks

Water Formation in the Early Universe
Feb 15, 2018
The Cosmological Origins of Water
Jan 10, 2018
Looking Out to Look In
Nov 10, 2016

Research

An Analysis of Homicides in the US from 1976 - 2015

By aggressively using the Freedom of Information Act, SHNS reporter Tom Hargrove constructed a database of over 525,000 homicides from the past 30 years. He found that nearly 185,000 of these killings remain unsolved, and that success of police departments vary wildly across the country. Can his analysis be improved using machine learning?

Ethnoastronomy in Gabon

As the recipient of the 2015 Wayne and Claire Horton Fellowship, I traveled to Gabon and studied traditional astronomy beliefs in different Ethnic groups.

Globular Clusters in Coma

The large scale distribution of globular clusters in the central region of the Coma cluster of galaxies is derived through the analysis of Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys data.

Impact of Open Source Software

The National Science Foundation is interested in evaluating the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) without using survey data. This is a three-tiered problem; we must: (1) gather data, (2) define what it means to innovate, and (3) model the innovation of OSS packages.

Sounds of the Spectrum

For thousands of years, we have used our eyes to study the cosmos, but what if we could use our ears, or our hands? What would we learn if we gave everyone a chance to experience our universe?

The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Washington State Traffic Flows

This report investigates the effect of increasing driverless cars on a closed segment of highway with a sophisticated simulation that includes various speeds, lane changes, levels of traffic, and other realistic characteristics of roadway flow.

Outreach

I am interested in ethnoastronomy and archaeoastronomy, particularly how astronomy history and culture within a country can be used to promote interest in math and science while preserving regional culture. I have undergone astronomy outreach work in the following countries:

  • The United States, with Virginia Tech, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and The American Astronomical Society
  • India, with the Story of Foundation, and Universe Awareness
  • South Africa, with the South African Astronomical Observatory and the Office of Astronomy for Development
  • Gabon, with L’Institute Internationale Berthe Et Jean

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