Curriculum vitae

Education | Research | Publications | Talks | Posters | Teaching | Honors


Max Planck Institute and Yale University
2015 – 2018

Ph.D. Candidate, Astrophysics
Thesis: Determination of the internal properties of solar-like and evolved stars through inversions
Advisors: Dr. ir. Saskia Hekker and Prof. Sarbani Basu

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Fall 2012 – Fall 2014

M.Sc. Computer Science
Minor in Bioinformatics
Doctoral Fellow of the National Physical Science Consortium
GPA: 3.9

Oswego State University of New York, USA
Fall 2008 – Spring 2012

B.Sc. Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Scientific Computing
B.Sc. Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence
Honors Thesis: Multiphase Relations of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids
GPA: 3.8 (Summa cum laude, Oebele Van Dyk Outstanding Computer Science Senior)

Research Positions

Radivojac & Tang Laboratory, School of Informatics, Indiana University
Research Assistant, Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

Advisors: Prof. Predrag Radivojac and Prof. Haixu Tang
Topic: Proteomic inference and quantification from mass spectrometry

NIST Information Technology Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Guest Researcher, Summer 2013, 2014

Advisors: Dr. Judith Devaney Terrill and Dr. Jeffrey Bullard
Topic: HydratiCA Information Discoverer, a data mining tool for simulated chemical systems

National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Research Student, Spring 2013

Advisors: Prof. Katsumi Inoue and Prof. Hei Chan
Topic: A theoretical study of systems resilience in the wake of the 3.11 Earthquake

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA
Summer Research Fellow, 2012

Advisors: Diane Conner, Bill Heventhal, Kari Magee, and David Mittman
Topic: CASSIUS, an uplink scheduler for the Cassini mission to Saturn

Kanbur Laboratory, Department of Physics, SUNY Oswego
Research Assistant, Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Advisor: Prof. Shashi Kanbur
Topic: Understanding the extragalactic distance scale with variable stars

Federal University of Alagoas, Maceio, AL, Brazil
International Research Student, Summer 2011

Advisor: Prof. Francisco Anacleto Barros Fidelis de Moura
Topic: Dynamics of interacting electrons in disordered systems

National Laboratory of Astrophysics, Itajuba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
International Research Student, Summer 2010

Advisor: Dr. Antonio Kanaan
Topic: Chimera, an observatory automation system

Teaching Positions

Associate Instructor, Indiana University
Fall 2012

Advisors: Prof. Amr Sabry and Prof. Suzanne Menzel
Course: CSCI C211/A591: Introduction to Computer Science (Honors section)

Seminar Leader, Honors Department, SUNY Oswego
Fall 2010

Advisors: Prof. Norm Weiner and Prof. Robert Moore
Course: HON 150: Introduction to Honors


  1. Glover, M.; Bellinger, E. P.; Radivojac, P.; Clemmer, D. (2015). Penultimate Proline in Neuropeptides. Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01889.

  2. Ji, C.; Li, Y.; Bellinger, E. P.; Li, S.; Arnold, R.; Radivojac, P.; Tang, H. (2015). A maximum-likelihood approach to absolute protein quantification in mass spectrometry. Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, accepted.

  3. Ngeow, C. C.; Kanbur, S. M.; Bellinger, E. P.; Marconi, M.; Musella, I.; Cignoni, M.; & Lin, Y. H. (2012). Period-luminosity relations for Cepheid variables: from mid-infrared to multi-phase. Astrophysics and Space Science, 341(1), 105-113, DOI: 10.1007/s10509-012-1018-5.

  4. Bellinger, E. P.; Conner, D.; Mittman, D.; Magee, K.; Heventhal, B. (2012). CASSIUS: the Cassini Uplink Scheduler. Jet Propulsion Laboratory: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, hdl:2014/43122.

  5. Bellinger, E. P.; Kanbur, S. M.; Ngeow, C. C. (2012). New insights into the Cepheid PL Relation through the use of multiphase relations. Proceedings of the 20th Stellar Pulsations Conference.

  6. Reyner, S.; Bellinger, E. P.; Kanbur, S. M. (2012). The approximation of RR Lyrae and eclipsing binary light curves using cubic polynomials. Proceedings of the 20th Stellar Pulsations Conference.

  7. Bellinger, E. P. (2012). Multiphase Relations of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids. 2012 NCUR.

  8. Bellinger, E. P.; Kanbur, S. M.; & Ngeow, C. C. (2011). Multiphase Comparison of Period-Luminosity Relations for Magellanic Cloud Cepheids. 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics (Vol. 451, p. 311).

Selected Talks

  1. “Light Curve Discovery of Intrinsically Periodic Variables,” Meeting of the Indo-US Joint Center for the Analysis of Variable Star Data, Delhi, India (January 2015).

  2. “Optimal Model Discovery of Periodic Variable Stars,” 225th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, USA (January 2015).

  3. “Supervised Classification of Variable Stars,” Kerala Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics, Kerala, India (January 2014).

  4. “Asynchronous Updating in Elementary Cellular Automata with Stochastic Perturbation,” KUBIC-NII Joint Seminar on Bioinformatics, Kyoto, Japan (April 2013).

  5. “Multiphase Relations of Cepheid Variable Stars in the Magellanic Clouds,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT, USA (March 2012).

Selected Conference Posters

  1. G Angelou, N Themeßl, EP Bellinger, E Guggenberger, S Hekker, “GarsGen: An in situ optimization algorithm for GARSTEC and ADIPLS stellar physics codes,” The KASC8/TASC1 Workshop, Aarhus, Denmark, June 2015.

  2. D Wysocki, Z Schrecengost, EP Bellinger, SM Kanbur, S Deb, HP Singh, “Principal Component Analysis of Cepheid Variable Stars,” 224th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Boston, MA, USA, June 2014.

  3. EP Bellinger, SM Kanbur, CC Ngeow, “New insights into the Cepheid PL Relation through the use of multiphase relations,” 20th Stellar Pulsation Conference, Granada, Spain, September 2011.

  4. EP Bellinger, SM Kanbur, CC Ngeow, “Multiphase Comparison of PL and PW Relations for Magellanic Cloud Cepheids,” Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium, Stony Brook, NY, USA, April 2011.

  5. EP Bellinger, SM Kanbur, CC Ngeow, “Multiphase Comparison of PL/PC Relations,” 217th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, USA, January 2011.

Honors & Awards

  • National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2015
  • Oebele Van Dyk Outstanding Computer Science Senior Award, 2012
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, 2012
  • SUNY Oswego Student/Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant, 2011
  • Robert Brian Ellis Scholarship, 2011
  • New York State Federation of Home Bureau Scholarship, 2011
  • NSF IRES / SUNY Oswego Global Laboratory Scholarship, 2010, 2011
  • SMART Grant, 2010, 2011
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant, 2008
  • SUNY Oswego Presidential Scholarship, 2008-2012

Earl Bellinger

Earl Bellinger