Chair and Associate Professor, Physics and Astrophysics
My work focuses on using large-scale structures as a probe to make some basic cosmological measurements. These include analyzing n-point correlation functions to more accurately measure BAOs, mapping the large-scale structure to characterize the early universe fluctuations and the distribution of dark matter, and using large-scale structure formation to probe homogeneity, isotropy, and primordial non-Gaussianity. The information inherent in these measurements can be effectively unpacked by using wavelet analysis that has been developed over the last two and half decades. The observations from the Rubin Observatory will provide a rich data set with which to explore these questions.
Along with this research, I have long been involved in efforts to increase the number of underrepresented groups in science. One of the ways I engage with these efforts is to mentor members of these communities and allies on how to navigate careers in which both science and social justice issues can be successfully addressed. For many, this results in a more satisfying and fulfilling career.