Hi there! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Stellar Ages and Galactic Evolution (SAGE) group at the Max Planck Institute and the Department of Astronomy at Yale University, where I am advised by Dr. ir. Saskia Hekker and Prof. Sarbani Basu. My research is focused on measuring fundamental aspects of our universe, such as its age and its size, through the study of variable stars.
Previously I was a National Physical Science Consortium Doctoral Fellow at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, where I earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science. I have also held research positions at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Japanese National Center of Sciences, and the Brazilian National Laboratory of Astrophysics. I hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York at Oswego, where I was twice selected by the SUNY Oswego Global Laboratory, a National Science Foundation initiative, to participate in research at the Brazilian Federal University of Santa Catarina and the Brazilian Federal University of Alagoas.
My interests include scientific computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the history and philosophy of science. I enjoy teaching and have had the privilege to teach courses at SUNY Oswego and Indiana University alike. I’m an advocate for open source and open science. In my free time, I like to compose music and play the guitar and drums.