I am an astrophysics PhD student at Rutgers University working with Dr Alyson Brooks and the N-Body Shop.
My primary research interests are using cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to study the evolutionary connections between dwarf galaxies and the massive black holes often found within. In particular, I use high resolution simulations to understand how massive black holes may form, grow, and (directly or indirectly) affect the population of dwarf galaxies we see today.
I also study triggers of supermassive black hole activity in even higher-resolution zoom simulations. Generating mock observations of simulated galaxies help characterize how observational biases may affect conclusions for observers versus what we find in the simulation.
Finally I am interested in applications of machine learning and large scale data science techniques.