DiRAC, University of Washington
LINCC Frameworks Principal Investigator
Andy Connolly is the LINCC Frameworks PI at the University of Washington and the Director of the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. His research interests range from studies of the Solar System to observational cosmology. This includes the detection of Trans Neptunian Objects using novel techniques for coadding of images (KBMOD), studies of the clustering of galaxies and their evolution with redshift, and estimating the properties of galaxies based on their colors (aka photometric redshifts). The common theme to this is developing ways to work with massive data sets, such as those that will come from the Rubin Observatory. He co-wrote a book on machine learning for astronomy with Zeljko Ivezic, Jake VanderPlas, and Alex Gray.