I am currently a second year graduate student at the University of Toronto. My research is on balloon-borne instrumentation for measuring the cosmic microwave background (CMB), and I'm working on getting the Spider experiment ready for a second flight. When I'm not studying or doing research, I can often be found doing amateur photography or playing roller derby.
Junior Specialist• June 2017 - Present
I am currently working on the rebuild of the Spider experiment under the supervision of Barth Netterfield. Spider is a balloon-borne microwave telescope designed to measure polarization in the CMB and possibly gravitational B-modes.
Junior Specialist• September 2016 - May 2017
I worked under the supervision of Keith Vanderlinde. My main project was to search for 21cm absorbers near redshift 1.3 using the beamformer on the CHIME Pathfinder telescope.
Junior Specialist• June 2014 - July 2016
I worked under the supervision of Aaron Parsons. My projects that I am worked on included pocket correlator for CAPSER boards and an upgrade of some calibration software. I helped out with the construction of a small interferometer to try to measure the global reionization signal by implementing the digital signal processing system on a SNAP board.
Undergraduate Researcher• December 2012 - May 2014
I helped assist in porting the software pipeline for the SNIFS instrument from 32-bit to 64-bit by debugging the software and attempting to locate memory errors. I also wrote code to analyze imperfections in the CCDs on the SNIFS instrument.
Undergraduate Researcher• Summer 2012
I was in the UCD NPG as part of the UC Davis REU Physics program. During my summer at UCD, I wrote code using ROOT to determine different centrality classes for Au+Al collisions in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) by relating Monto Carlo simulations to measured data. I also was able to make some basic directed flow measurements from the collisions.
These are the various computing tools that I typically use. I have no idea what these gray bars are supposed to signify, but I guess they look kind of cool.