Between 2017 and 2018, I did Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects at MIT with Prof. Mark Vogelsberger and Dr. Paul Torrey. I used simulation data from the Illustris project (www.illustris-project.org) to study the relationship between the velocities of stars near massive, elliptical galaxies and the distributions of dark matter near those galaxies.
In 2016, I did an MIT UROP project with Prof. Caitlin Mueller, supervised by Pierre Cuvilliers. I studied computational tools that are used to model active-bending structures and explored which softwares and modeling environments are best for designing as well as modeling such structures. The work that I did in this project led to my co-authoring a paper in the International Journal of Space Structures: https://doi.org/10.1177/0266351118779979.