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I am an astrophysicist using gravitational waves and electromagnetic observations to study compact objects. I am currently an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where I work in the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics. I am a member of NANOGrav and the IPTA.

I develop data analysis techniques for detecting gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays, which use millisecond pulsars to measure fluctuations in spacetime produced by low-frequency gravitational waves.

I started doing astrophysics research as an undergraduate at Carleton College. My graduate work at MIT focused on developing “bumpy black hole” spacetimes (this work is now being used by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration to test the no-hair theorem). After graduating, I did postdocs at JPL and UWM, and shifted my research focus more towards gravitational wave detection and data analysis. I have also studied millisecond pulsar formation using radio and optical observations.

You can find me on GithubInspire, and Google Scholar.