I am currently Associate Director for the DIRAC Institute at the University of Washington, Seattle, where I do research at the interface of Astronomy and Data Science. I am also a Data Science fellow at the eScience Institute of the University of Washington.

I am particularly interested in how we can use modern statistical tools and machine learning methods to learn about the universe. With my students and collaborators, I currently work on a diverse range of topics, including period detection in asteroids and solar flares, statistical machine learning for outlier detection and Approximate Bayesian Computation for understanding systematic effects in X-ray telescopes.

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