- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D in Physics (Experimental Particle Physics), 2015.
Thesis: A Model of the Directional Sensitivity of Low-Pressure CF4 Dark Matter Detectors
Advisers: Peter Fisher, Jocelyn Monroe (now at RHUL).
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
B.S. in Physics (with honors), 2009. Computer Science minor.
Honors Thesis: Analysis of the effect of precise vertexing on τ polarization measurements in the SiD
Postdoctoral Scholar / Associate Fellow June 2015 -
University of Chicago / Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago, Ill.
Radiodetection of extremely high-energy neutrinos (ANITA, ARA, GNO). On ANITA, I developed much of the analysis tools used for ANITA-III and ANITA-IV analysis and led an ANITA-III analysis, as well as contributions to operations, flight software, and calibration. For ARA, I wrote the data acquisition, transfer, processing and monitoring software for the phased array portion and am working on developing analysis tools. Much of that work has been ported to BEACON, a new mountain-top neutrino detector under development. For GNO I worked on data acquisition, data analysis, and simulations of the ice.
Graduate Researcher Fall 2009 - May 2015
Massacusetts Institute of Technology / Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Cambridge, Mass.
Development of a detector sensitive to the direction of dark matter recoils (DMTPC). Usually funded as a research assistant, but also occassionally a teaching assistant and supported by a Rossi Fellowship my first year. As one of only a few students working on DMTPC, I contributed heavily to hardware development, automation, monitoring, analysis tools, and simulation. My thesis evaluated the directional sensitivity of the detector technology, including all known effects, for the first time.
Research Intern June 2007 - June 2009
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, Calif.
Worked primarily on SiD tracking studies.
- ICRC 2019, Madison, Wisc.. (Talk on ANITA)
- LLWI 2019, Lake Louise, Alberta. (Talk on RNO)
- CIPANP 2018, Palm Springs, Calif. (Talk on ANITA, Poster on antenna array)
- TeVPA 2017, Columbus, Ohio (Talk on ANITA)
- ICHEP 2016, Chicago, Ill. ( Overview Talk on ANITA, Poster on antenna array)
- ARENA 2016, Groningen, Netherlands ( Overview Talk on ANITA )
- Cygnus 2015, Los Angeles, Calif. ( Talk on DMTPC Directional Sensitivity )
- UCLA Dark Matter 2014, Los Angeles, Calif. ( Overview talk on DMTPC )
- TAUP 2013, Monterey, Calif. ( Overview talk on DMTPC )
- MIAMI 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Flor. ( Overview talk on DMTPC )
- KICP Friday Seminar, 2017 Radio-detectin of Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos with the ANITA Long-Duration Balloon Payload
- UT-Arlington Physics Department Colloquium, 2017 Radio-detectino of Ultra-High-Energy Neutrinos in Polar Ice
- UChicago HEP Lunch Talk, 2017
- TevPA radio-detection mini-workshop, 2017 (Co-organizer).
- Mind Bytes Research Computing Expo and Symposium 2018 (Poster on ANITA Computing)
- Computing in High-Energy AstroParticle Research 2016 (Participant; talk on ANITA analysis)
- Next-Generation Techniques for UHE Astroparticle Physics (Co-organizer)
- KICP Dark Matter Hub Workshop (talk on DMTPC)
- KICP Postdoc Symposia, 2015 (talk on DMTPC), 2018 (talk on ANITA Analysis), 2019 (talk on ice properties)
- SiD Workshop at SLAC, 2008 (Talk on Track Visualization)