We’re all in the physics department, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Astronomy, along with the majority of scientific fields, is currently undergoing a revolution due to computing advances. As we enter this new era of ‘big data’ we face extraordinary challenges in using the vast amounts of information intelligently. My research interests involve building software for the analysis of images and catalogues from current and upcoming telescopes. In particular I am interested studying the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time using large area surveys. I also work on building multi-wavelength galaxy catalogues and combining astronomy data in general.
I am now working at the University of Southampton. I have previously worked at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife, Spain and was a Daphne Jackson research fellow at the Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex.