People

Conveners

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Camille Avestruz, PhD (co-convener, co-founder)
Position(s): University of Michigan as an LSA Collegiate Fellow
Interests:  Strong lensing, classification, regression
Affiliated research group/team:  DeepSkies@Chicagoland

Brian Nord, PhD (co-convener, co-founder)
Position(s): Associate Scientist, Machine Intelligence Group, Fermilab; Senior Member, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Interests:  Strong lensing, CMB, Uncertainty Quantification, Reinforcement Learning
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@jegpeekChicagoland
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Joshua Peek, PhD (co-convener, co-founder)
Position(s): Associate Astronomer; Project Scientist, Data Science Mission Office, Space Telescope Science Institute
Interests: Interstellar Medium, Dust Reddening, ConvNets
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Baltimore

Team Members

Andres F. Alba, M.Sc.
Position(s): Researcher at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Control Systems
Affiliated research group/team: Chicagoland
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Simon Birrer, PhD
Position(s): Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University
Interests: Dark Matter, Dark Energy
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@StanfordUniversity
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Clecio R. Bom, PhD
Position(s): Assistant Professor CEFET-RJ, Visiting Research Assistant Professor Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF)
Interests: Strong lensing, Observational Cosmology, Extragalactic Astrophysics
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Brazil
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Blakesley Burkhart
Position(s): Associate research scientist at the Flatiron Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York City. 
Interests: star formation, fluid dynamics, mhd turbulence.

João Caldeira, PhD
Position(s): Postdoc, Fermilab
Interests: physical applications of machine learning, quantum machine learning
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland

Aleksandra Ćiprijanović ,PhD
Position(s): Assistant Research Professor at the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Interests: machine learning applications in astrophysics, high-energy and astroparticle physics, galaxy clusters, nucleosynthesis
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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Luciana Dias
Position(s): Contributor
Interests: A.I.
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@CBPF

Arya Farahi, PhD
Position(s): Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan
Interests: Cosmology and its intersection with fundamental physics, Bayesian Inference and AstroStatistics, Population approaches to study astrophysical phenomena
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Marcel Haas, PhD
Position(s): Data scientist
Interests: Galaxy formation, statistics of star and galaxy populations, data science
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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Nicholas Huang
Position(s): Graduate Student, UC Berkeley Physics
Interests: CMB, Galaxy Clusters
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@UCBerkeley
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Zhen Lin
Position(s): Researcher at AQR
Interests: Deep Learning
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland

Robert Morgan
Position(s): Ph.D. Candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interests: Data Science, Machine Learning, and Transient Astronomical Objects
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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Jason Wei Jie Poh
Position(s): Ph.D. Candidate
Interests: Dark Energy, Dark Matter, Machine Learning
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland

Greg Snyder, PhD
Position(s): Archive Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute.
Interests: Galaxy Formation, Cosmology, and Simulations.
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Baltimore

Kyle Story, PhD Position(s): Computer Vision Engineer, Descartes Labs Interests: Using geospatial data and machine learning to solve global problems.

Shubhendu Trivedi
Position(s): Institute Fellow, Computational and Experimental Mathematics, Brown University & Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Interests: Deep Learning, Symmetry adapted learning, and more
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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Kuang Wei
Position(s): PhD Candidate at University of Chicago, Department of Physics
Interests: Star-galaxy separation
Github: github.com/kuang-wei
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland

Kimmy Wu, PhD
Interests: Cosmology, CMB, cosmological parameter estimation
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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Joshua Yao-Yu Lin
Position(s): PhD Candidate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interests: dark matter, cosmology, machine learning
Affiliated research group/team: DeepSkies@Chicagoland
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