Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
Via E. Bianchi 46
23807 Merate (LC) Italy
Citizenship: United States of America
Languages: English, Italian (B2 level)
University of Hawai‘i – Ph.D. Astronomy, May 2010
University of Hawai‘i – M.S. Astronomy, 2006
California Institute of Technology – B.S. Astrophysics, 2004
2009 University of Hawai‘i Research Council Doctoral Student Excellence in Research Award (one award per year)
Large-scale structure – dark energy, structure formation, galaxy evolution
Computational methods – high performance computing, data mining, machine learning
Galaxy surveys – observational methods, data reduction, statistical methods
Cosmic microwave background – foreground anisotropies, statistical methods
ASI post-doctoral fellow, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano), 2017 – present
DarkLight post-doctoral fellow, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, 2012 – 2017
Post-doctoral fellow, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, 2010 – 2012
Research Assistant, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i, 2005 – 2010
Teaching Assistant, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i, 2004 – 2005
Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology, 2003 – 2004
“Observing the growth of structure through the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect,” 14 Jan., 2013, SISSA, Trieste (Invited colloquium).
“Measuring the growth of structure with VIPERS,” 11 July, 2012, Nagoya University, Japan (Invited colloquium).
“Observing the growth of structure with the ISW effect,” 13 June, 2012, IASF Bologna (Invited colloquium).
“Observing the growth of structure,” 10 Jan., 2012, Hiroshima University, Japan (Invited colloquium).
“The dark mark of large-scale structure on the Cosmic Microwave Background,” 24 Nov., 2010, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Milano (Invited colloquium).
(upcoming) “Cosmology with optical/near-IR surveys – spectroscopy,” 9 Sep. 2018, CASTLE – Cosmological and Astrophysical Synergies: Tactics for the Latest Era, Tagliolo Monferrato, Italy (Invited review talk).
(upcoming) Science organizing committee, 2 July 2018, Paving the way for next generation of cosmological surveys, Sexten Center for Astrophysics, Sexten, BZ, Italy (Member of science organizing committee).
“Spectroscopic visibility mask processing function," 3 July 2017, Getting ready for science. Euclid Galaxy Clustering under Science Performance Review, Sexten Center for Astrophysics, Sexten, BZ, Italy (Invited talk).
“Mapping the dark universe with Euclid," 26 July 2017, Astronomy in the 2020s: Synergies with WFIRST, Baltimore, MD, USA (Invited talk).
“The VIPERS View of Large-Scale Structure at redshift 1,” 21 July 2015, MPA/ESO/MPE/EXC joint conference on the large-scale structure, Garching, Germany (Invited talk).
“A detailed view of large-scale structure at redshift 1 with VIPERS,” 2 Aug., 2013, Cosmology in the Planck Era, Quy Nhon, Vietnam (Invited talk).
“Large-scale structure at z=1 with VIPERS,” 28 June, 2012, Dark energy workshop, Ringberg castle, Germany (Invited talk).
“Bias in VIPERS,” 24 May, 2012, 2012 Workshop on cosmic bias, Marseille, France (Invited talk).
“The galaxy power spectrum at z=0.5-1.0 from CFHTLS,” 23 Apr., 2012, MPA-IFT Workshop on LSS, La Cristalera Madrid, Spain (Invited talk).