The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
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.
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.