We’re all in the physics department, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Astronomy, along with a 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 from the latest and upcoming telescopes. In particular I am interested in measuring various aspects of galaxies and the problem of ‘deblending’ where two or more galaxies overlap on the sky. I also work on building a multi-wavelength database over large areas of sky and combining inhomogeneous data in general.
I am a Daphne Jackson research fellow at the University of Sussex working on morphology and photometry of resolved galaxy images. I am interested in building software which will be useful in analysing upcoming data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile and the space based Euclid.