People

Gabrielle AllenGabrielle 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) 300-5515
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 real-time 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) 300-4228

Numerical relativity and self-force calculations.
Sarah Habib
Undergraduate Student
Physics
sarahmh2@illinois.edu

Mentor/Advisor:
Dr. Eliu Huerta

Currently working on mapping post-Newtonian and numerical simulations of binary black holes.
A. Miguel Holgado
Graduate Student, Astronomy
holgado2@illinois.edu
Eliu Huerta
Group Lead
Research Scientist, NCSA
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy
Computational Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow
elihu@illinois.edu
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 Hyper-parameter 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.
Bing-Jyun 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 satellite-derived 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

NameCurrently
Bhanu AgarwalSoftware Engineer at Microsoft
Engin AslanAssistant Professor at University of Nevada, Reno
Ranvit BommineniUndergraduate Student
Computer Science
Pablo BrubeckUndergraduate Student at Tecnológico de Monterrey
Bridgette Davey
Undergraduate Student
Monmouth College
Nasir EistyPhD student in the Software Engineering research group at the University of Alabama
Cunwei Fan
Graduate Student
Physics
Derek Glennon
Zixin HuangUndergraduate Student
Statistics and Computer Scienc
Nikita JainUndergraduate Student
Computer Engineering
Daniel JohnsonPhD Student at Stanford
Kacper Kowalik

Research Scientist, NCSA
Diyu LuoSoftware Engineer at Oracle
Dhara MehtaUndergraduate Student
Physics and Astronomy
Vedant PuriUndergraduate Student
Engineering Mechanics
Debopam Sanyal
Undergraduate Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hsi-Yu SchiveAssistant professor at National Taiwan University
Khoa Tran
Erik WesselPhD Student at University of Arizona
Nicholas White
Software Engineer
Buffalo, New York
Qian ZhangPostdoctoral fellow at University of Waterloo
Zeran ZhuUndergraduate Student
Computer Engineering
Yifan ZhangUndergraduate Student
Physics, Mathematics
Daniel GeorgeResearch Scientist at Google X