Somewhere, something incredible  is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

About ME:

I am currently a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Prior to moving to JPL I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.
I am an observational astronomer working primarily on time domain astronomy, in the optical and IR.

Research Interests:

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, binary stars; the beaming effect (Doppler boosting), orbital phase curves; time series astronomy, variable stars; binary white dwarfs, X-ray binaries.

upcoming and Recent Activities:

  • AAS 227th Meeting, Special Session Organizer & Chair + Talk, Kissimmee, FL, January 2016
  • Extreme Solar Systems III, HI, November 2015
  • K2SciCon, Invited Talk, Santa Barbara, CA, November 2015
  • IPAC lunch seminar, September 2015
  • ExSoCal2015 meeting, LOC chair + SOC member, Pasadena, CA, September 2015
  • AAS 227th Meeting Special Session approved! (exoplanet orbital phase curves), August 2015
  • JPL astrophysics lunch seminar, August 2015
  • Paper accepted! Shporer & Hu 2015, August 2015
  • Sagan Summer Workshop, Invited Talk, Pasadena, CA, July 2015
  • Remote observing at WIYN/Hydra, July 2015

Publications: ADS, PDF