Curriculum Vitae

I am a Professor of Astronomy at the Harvard University.  With my students and postdoctoral fellows in the Cosmic Transients Lab we research a wide range of explosive astrophysical phenomena, including compact object mergers, gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, superluminous supernovae, and other optical transients, as well as magnetic activity in sub-stellar objects (brown dwarfs and exoplanets).  We use observations across the electromagnetic spectrum - from radio to γ-rays - utilizing observatories around the world and in space.  We further use Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence approches to address the classification of transients in real time. 

I was previously a joint Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2007) and Carnegie-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2008) at the Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University.

I received a PhD in Astrophysics from Caltech in 2004, with a thesis focused on multi-wavelength studies of gamma-ray bursts, their host galaxies, and type Ib/c core-collapse supernovae.