MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Liang Yu

Graduate Student

I am a graduate student working with Professor Sara Seager on transiting exoplanet detection and characterization. Previously, I was an undergraduate at Yale University and worked with Professor Daisuke Nagai on computational cosmology and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.


Research interests: 

I am particularly interested in developing new methods to uncover transiting planets around active M dwarfs, and studying the statistical properties of planet populations around M dwarfs. I also work on building a planet detection pipeline for the upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the K2 mission.


Contact Information

t: 617-324-1820
e: yuliang@MIT.EDU

Research Areas


B.S., Astronomy & Physics, Yale University (2014)