Astronomer / Data Scientist / Applications Developer living in Pasadena, California. I obtained my M.Sc. in Engineering Physics at Lund University (Sweden), and my Ph.D. in Astronomy at Stockholm Astrobiology Graduate School, Stockholm University (Sweden). After that I did a 3-year postdoc at the Astrophysics Department at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, and another 3-year postdoc at the Astronomy Department at Caltech, Pasadena, CA. I worked 2 years as Data Scientist at Terray Therapeutics (a medtech, drug development startup in Pasadena, CA), before returning to astronomy and exoplanet science. I'm currently an Applications Developer at the Exoplanet Archive at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (Caltech-IPAC).

For more details on education and work experience, see my (not recently updated) résumé.

Research Projects

The main topic of my research can be summarized as characterization of planetary systems, involving investigations of exo-Kuiper belts and extrasolar planets (exoplanets), using observational studies of thermal emission and scattering/polarization properties of dust grains, as well as direct imaging and recovery of spectra of young Jupiter-mass planets and brown dwarfs. Check the project links below for a brief description of current research involvements.

High-Contrast Imaging of Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs

Spectro-Polarimetric Observations of Clouds and Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Observations of Debris Disks and Evolution of Planetary Systems

Previous research involvements include a space mission concept for astrobiological study of Europa, photometry of pulsating white dwarfs in cataclysmic variables, and astronomical quantum optics and high-time resolution astrophysics.

For more details on publications, talks and other research contributions, see my list of publications.

Other Interests

In addition to coding and astronomy, I enjoy traveling, hiking, trail running (you can follow me on Strava) and photography (Instagram).