Gabrielle Allen Professor, Astronomy Research Professor, Computer Science Senior Research Scientist, NCSA Faculty Affiliate, Computational Science & Engineering Associate Dean of Research, College of Education gdallen@illinois.edu (217) 3005515 

Zhuo Chen Undergraduate Student Physics zhuoc3@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta Currently coding for detection of merging black holes for LISA 

Victoria Colthurst Undergraduate Student Computer Engineering vrc2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta I am working on the design and use of neural network models to detect and characterize electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources in the Dark Energy Survey, and on the use of deep learning at scale for realtime transient identification with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. 

Arnav Das Undergraduate Student Electrical and Computer Engineering arnavmd2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta My project is to develop a deep learning algorithm to estimate the spin and the mass ratio of a binary black hole system. 

Anushri Gupta Undergraduate Student Astronomy anushri2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Eliu Huerta I worked on calculating and analyzing SMBBH gravitational wave parameters, primarily the energy flux, and am currently moving into training neural networks to identify gravitational wave signatures. 

Arjun Gupta Undergraduate Student Electrical and Computer Engineering Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta and Dr. Zhizhen Zhao Currently working on denoising gravitational waves using deep learning. 

Roland Haas Senior Research Programmer, NCSA rhaas@illinois.edu (217) 3004228 Numerical relativity and selfforce calculations. 

Sarah Habib Undergraduate Student Physics sarahmh2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta Currently working on mapping postNewtonian and numerical simulations of binary black holes. 

A. Miguel Holgado Graduate Student, Astronomy holgado2@illinois.edu 

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Rachneet Kaur Graduate Student Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering kaurrachneet6@gmail.com Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta Currently working with Eliu Huerta on applications of deep learning in Supernova classification problem. 

Asad Khan Graduate Student Physics khan74@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta I am using Deep learning techniques to study Multimessenger Astrophysics. 

Yufeng Luo Undergraduate Student Physics, CS + Astro luo34@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Roland Haas I am working on DataVault, to store and analyze the NR simulation waveforms. 

Charalampos Markakis Senior Research Fellow, NCSA markakis@illinois.edu 

Michael O'Boyle Graduate Student Physics moboyle2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Charalampos Markakis I study implicit numerical integration schemes and their application to the wave equation in curved spacetime. 

Rohan Baskar Prabhakar rbp3@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta and Dr. Aaron Saxton Currently working on Hyperparameter Optimization of Deep Learning Models. 

Adam Rebei High School Student University of Illinois Laboratory High School arebei2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta Currently working on numerical modeling of black hole collisions in dense stellar environments using the Einstein Toolkit in the Blue Waters supercomputer. Scientific data analyses of numerical relativity waveforms to shed light on what we can learn from gravitational wave observations of black holes that collide in globular clusters and galactic nuclei. 

Paul Ricker Professor, Astronomy Faculty Affiliate, NCSA pmricker@illinois.edu 

Shawn Rosofsky Graduate Student Physics shawngr2@illinois.edu 

Edward Seidel Grainer Professor, Physics Professor, Astronomy Senior Research Scientist, NCSA VPEDI, Illinois System eseidel@uillinois.edu 

Hongyu Shen Graduate Student Electrical and Computer Engineering hongyu2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta and Dr. Zhizhen Zhao Currently working on the application of deep learning for MMA. E.g. parameter estimation of noisy gravitational waves, gravitational waves denoising, glitch classification, scaling training on HPC with TensorFlow, etc. 

Navid Tajkhorshid Undergraduate Student navidt@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta My primary job is to run and extract simulations from the Blue Waters Supercomputer. 

BingJyun Tsao Undergraduate Student Physics btsao2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Charalampos Markakis I am working on neutron star simulations with numerical relativity. 

Sibo Wang Graduate Student Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences sibow2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta (in NCSA Grav group) and Dr. Kaiyu Guan (current) I am currently a graduate student working on satellitederived crop modeling and forecasting. As an extension to my undergraduate work with the NCSA Gravity Group, I also work with Dr. Huerta on various applications of deep learning in astronomy. 

William Wei Graduate Student Physics weiw2@illinois.edu Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta I am interested in time series denoising and forecasting, signal detection and parameter estimation, image classification and object detection. I use statistical learning, among others, in my research. 

Mike Yeh Graduate Student stringtron@gmail.com Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Eliu Huerta and Dr. Zhizhen Zhao Currently working on sky localization with 3,4,5 detectors. 

Zhizhen Zhao Assistant Professor, ECE Faculty Affiliate, NCSA zhizhenz@illinois.edu 
Alumni
Name  Currently 
Bhanu Agarwal  Software Engineer at Microsoft 
Engin Aslan  Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Reno 
Ranvit Bommineni  Undergraduate Student Computer Science 
Pablo Brubeck  Undergraduate Student at Tecnológico de Monterrey 
Bridgette Davey  Undergraduate Student Monmouth College 
Nasir Eisty  PhD student in the Software Engineering research group at the University of Alabama 
Cunwei Fan  Graduate Student Physics 
Derek Glennon  
Zixin Huang  Undergraduate Student Statistics and Computer Scienc 
Nikita Jain  Undergraduate Student Computer Engineering 
Daniel Johnson  PhD Student at Stanford 
Kacper Kowalik  Research Scientist, NCSA 
Diyu Luo  Software Engineer at Oracle 
Dhara Mehta  Undergraduate Student Physics and Astronomy 
Vedant Puri  Undergraduate Student Engineering Mechanics 
Debopam Sanyal  Undergraduate Student Electrical and Computer Engineering 
HsiYu Schive  Assistant professor at National Taiwan University 
Khoa Tran  
Erik Wessel  PhD Student at University of Arizona 
Nicholas White  Software Engineer Buffalo, New York 
Qian Zhang  Postdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo 
Zeran Zhu  Undergraduate Student Computer Engineering 
Yifan Zhang  Undergraduate Student Physics, Mathematics 
Daniel George  Research Scientist at Google X 