MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Liang Yu

Graduate Student

I am a graduate student working with Professor Ian Crossfield 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 studying the formation and evolution histories of giant planets. I have also built planet detection pipelines for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the K2 mission, and am currently developing new machine learning-based methods to detect planet candidates and false positives in TESS light curves.

Contact Information

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

Research Areas


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