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Ben Bromley

Planet formation, Solar System Planets, Origins of Milky Way Stars, Milky Way Structure, Astrophysics, Applications of Parallel Supercomputing: Dynamical Simulation, Data Mining.

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Joel Brownstein

Galaxy Clustering and Evolution, Dark Matter, Gravitational Lensing, Cosmology, Gravity, Data Access, Data Visualization, Machine Learning

SDSS Data, SDSS-V, Utah Center For Data Science, The Master Lens Database, Google Scholar Citations, ORCiD Works

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Tabitha Buehler (on leave)

Best Teaching Practices, Public Outreach, Informal Education Engagement

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Kyle Dawson

Origins of Cosmic Acceleration, Cosmology, Galaxy Clustering

eBOSS, DESI, Utah Center For Data Science

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Tanmoy Laskar

Time Domain Astronomy, Relativistic Explosions (Gravitational Wave Events, Gamma-ray Bursts, Tidal Disruption Events), High-energy Astrophysics, Galaxy Evolution, Multi-wavelength Observations & Modeling, Machine Learning.

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Yao-Yuan Mao

Dwarf Galaxies, Low-redshift Galaxies, Galaxy Formation, Nature of Dark Matter, Cosmological Simulations, Astronomical Surveys

SAGA Survey, Rubin LSST DESC

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Anil Seth

Massive Black Holes, Nearby Galaxies, Nuclear Star Clusters

Published Papers

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Daniel Wik

X-ray Astronomy, Galaxy Clusters, Galaxies, Black Holes, Cosmology

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Gail Zasowski

Galactic Archeology, The Milky Way, Stellar Populations, The Interstellar Medium

APOGEE-2, SDSS-V, Publications

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Zheng Zheng

Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Cosmology, Large-Scale Structure, Cosmic Reionization

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Rhett Zollinger

Postdocs

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Angela Berti

Galaxy evolution and the Galaxy-halo Connection, Cosmology and Large-scale Structure, Galaxy Clustering, Statistical Methods

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Randall Rojas Bolivar

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Mallory Molina, Eccles Fellow

Black holes in dwarf galaxies, AGN feedback, black hole-galaxy interactions, star formation and dust attenuation

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Steve Rossland

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Ayşegül Tümer

High Energy Astrophysics (X-Ray), Non-Cool Core Galaxy Clusters and Mergers, Evolution of Galaxy Clusters, X-ray Background Reduction Methods, Data Analysis of NuSTAR/XMM-Newton/Chandra Observatories, AGN Feedback Mechanisms in Brightest Cluster Galaxies, X-Ray Spectral and Imaging Methods

Graduate Students

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Allyson Brodzeller

Cosmology, Large-scale structure, Applications of machine learning

Advisor: Prof. Kyle Dawson

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Callie Clontz

Stellar Populations, Nuclear Star Clusters

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

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Abigail A. Coker

Advisor: Prof. Yao-Yuan Mao

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Samantha Creech

Advisor: Prof. Dan Wik

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Hannah Fritze

X-ray Astrophysics, Black Hole Binaries, and Intermediate Mass Black Holes

Advisor: Prof. Dan Wik

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Benjamin Gibson

Galaxy Evolution and Stellar Populations, Integrated Light Spectroscopy

Advisor: Prof. Gail Zasowski

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Kameron Goold

Black Holes, JWST, Low-Luminosity AGN

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

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Tyler Hagen

Advisor: Profs. Kyle Dawson and Zheng Zheng

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Christian H. Hannah

Stellar Populations, Tidal Disruption Events, and Massive Black Holes

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

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Austin King

Advisor: Prof. Ben Bromley

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Pengfei Li

Advisor: Prof. Zheng Zheng

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Aidan McBride

Interstellar medium dynamics, molecular clouds

Advisor: Prof. Gail Zasowski

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David Ohlson

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

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Cicely Potter

Advisor: Prof. Dan Wik

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Amaya Sinha

Stellar clusters, stellar chemistry

Advisor: Prof. Gail Zasowski

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Joseph Summers

Astronomy and Data Science

Advisor: Prof. Joel Brownstein

Alumni

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Chris Ahn

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

Ph.D. 2018

Current Position: Lead Data Scientist at Intermountain Healthcare

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Aishwarya (Ash) Ashok

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

Ph.D. 2022

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Nicholas Boardman

Postdoc at the U until Aug. 2021

Current Position: Postdoc at the University of St Andrews

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Chia-Hsun (Albert) Chuang

Postdoc at the U from Sep. 2021 to Aug. 2022

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Mark den Brok

Postdoc at the U from 2012 to 2015

Current Position: Postdoc at Leibniz Institute Potsdam

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Antoine Dumont

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

Ph.D. 2022

Current Position: Postdoc at MPIA in Heidelberg

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Sarah Eftekharzadeh

Postdoc at the U until Dec. 2020

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Hong Guo

Postdoc at the U until Aug. 2015

Current Position: Research Professor at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Sten Hasselquist

Postdoc at the U until June 2021

Current Position: Staff scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute

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Jianhui Lian

Posdoc at the U until Aug. 2021

Current Position: Postdoc at Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie

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Kevin S. McCarthy

Thesis: Improving Cosmological Growth-Rate Constraints with Galaxy Clustering

Advisor: Prof. Zheng Zheng

Ph.D. 2021

Current Position: NASA Postdoc at IPAC/JPL

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Dieu Nguyen

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

Ph.D. 2018

Current Position: Postdoc at Center of Research in Astrophysics of Lyon

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Renuka Pechetti

Advisor: Prof. Anil Seth

Ph.D. 2020

Current Position: Postdoc at Liverpool John Moores University

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Vijith Jacob Poovelil

Thesis: Exploring Galactic Chemical Evolution Using Cluster Chemistry and Variability

Advisor: Prof. Gail Zasowski

Ph.D. 2021

Current Position: Data Scientist

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Michael S. Talbot

Thesis: Extending the Search for Strong Galaxy-Galaxy Gravitational Lenses within SDSS

Advisor: Prof. Joel Brownstein

Ph.D. 2021

Current Position: NASA Postdoc in the Origin of the Universe Group at JPL

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Karina Voggel

Postdoc at the U from 2016 to 2019

Current Position: CNES Postdoctoral Fellow at Strasbourg Observatory

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Tobin Wainer

Advisor: Profs. Anil Seth and Gail Zasowski

Postbac at the U until 2022

Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Washington

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Qian Wang

Postdoc at the U from 2019 to 2022

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Xiaoju Xu

Thesis: An Investigation of Halo and Galaxy Assembly Bias

Advisor: Prof. Zheng Zheng

Ph.D. 2019

Current Position: Postdoc at CWRU and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Haojie Xu

Thesis: Galaxy Color-Luminosity-Halo Mass Relation from Galaxy Clustering

Advisor: Prof. Zheng Zheng

Ph.D. 2018

Current Position: Postdoc at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Last Updated: 4/7/20