Observational and theoretical astrophysics, with an emphasis on optical surveys, Type Ia supernovae progenitors, the dynamics of few-body systems, and the transient universe.
I am involved in many observational projects, but most notably, I am a founding member of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN or "assassin"). This is the first survey to scan the entire sky for transient objects in real-time and is currently the leading discoverer of Supernovae brighter than 17th magnitude.
I am assistant professor at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. I was a Hubble, Carnegie-Princeton Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, CA. I completed my graduate education at the Department of Astronomy of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with thesis advisor Prof. Kris Stanek. I was an undergraduate at Rutgers where I worked with Prof. Saurabh Jha. For high school, I attended the Science/Engineering Specialized Learning Center housed within Manalapan High School in New Jersey.