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CONTACT
[email protected]

INTERESTS
N-body and hydrodynamical simulations applied to protoplanetary disk evolution and planetary formation; extra-solar planet detection and dynamical modeling of radial velocity and transit data; data analysis through human-based computation and citizen science; education and outreach through online engagement.

COMPUTING EXPERIENCE

  • C, Java, R, Matlab, Lua, with an emphasis on numerical sim- ulations, data analysis and graphical user interface (GUI) design.
  • Extensive experience in Web and web app development (see portfolio), including HTML5, CSS/LESS, JavaScript, PHP, Node.js, MySQL & SQLite, and the Backbone, JQuery, Bootstrap, Paper.js and Highcharts libraries.
  • Basic knowledge of Python, Objective-C, Fortran, Clojure

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2012 (current), W. J. McDonald Fellow, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2008-2012, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2010-2011, Research Analyst, VN7 Dynamic LP
  • 2007-2009, Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Cruz

EDUCATION

  • 2012, Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 2008, M.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 2006, M.S. Astrophysics (highest honors), University of Bologna, Italy
  • 2004, B.S. Astronomy (highest honors), University of Bologna, Italy (University of California, Santa Cruz, exchange student)

FIRST-AUTHOR PUBLICATIONS

OUTREACH & WRITING
Outreach & writing page

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Referee for MNRAS
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 NASA Origins of Solar Systems Program, external reviewer

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2014, Meschiari, S. (PI), Green, J., Ludwig, R., Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology (LIFT)
  • 2010, Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2008, Whitford Prize for research and coursework
  • 2006, University of California, Regent’s Fellow
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
  • Spring 2009, Astronomy 18: Planets and Planetary Systems [Claire Max, UCSC]
  • Spring 2007, Astronomy 18: Planets and Planetary Systems [Claire Max, UCSC]
  • Winter 2007, Astronomy 4: The Stars [Jean Brodie, UCSC]