Former Members

Rutger van Haasteren

  • Undergraduate Institution: Leiden University
  • Graduate Institution: Leiden University
  • Enrollment Year: 2001
  • Graduation Year: 2011
  • Thesis Title: Gravitational Wave detection and Data Analysis for Pulsar Timing Arrays
  • Thesis Advisor: Yuri Levin
  • Past Affiliations: PhD Studen - Leiden University, Postdoctoral Researcher - Albert Einstein Institute Hannover, Einstein Fellow/Postdoctoral Researcher - Caltech/JPL
  • Current Affiliations: Data Scientist - Microsoft

Andrew Seymour

  • Undergraduate Institution: West Virginia University
  • Graduate Institution: West Virginia University
  • Enrollment Year: 2007
  • Graduation Year: 2014
  • Thesis Title: A Study of Dynamical and Emission Variabilities in Pulsars
  • Thesis Advisor: Duncan Lorimer
  • Current Affiliations: National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), Research Scientist

Jintao Luo

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Graduate Institution: Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS, China
  • Enrollment Year: 2005
  • Graduation Year: 2012
  • Thesis Title: Research on Key Techniques for Digital Pulsar Machine
  • Thesis Advisor: Peicheng Huang
  • Past Affiliations: NRAO, USA, Research Associate
  • Current Affiliations: National Time Service Center, CAS, China, Research Professor

Laura Sampson

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado
  • Graduate Institution: Montana State University
  • Enrollment Year: 2008
  • Graduation Year: 2014
  • Thesis Title: Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Wave Observations
  • Thesis Advisor: Neil Cornish
  • Past Affiliations: CIERA Fellow Postdoc at Northwestern University
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State

Michael Lam

  • Undergraduate Institution: Colgate University
  • Graduate Institution: Cornell University
  • Enrollment Year: 2011
  • Graduation Year: 2016
  • Thesis Title: Characterization of a Precision Pulsar Timing Gravitational Wave Detector
  • Thesis Advisor: James Cordes
  • Past Affiliations: Summer Student Research Assistant, National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Advisor: Paul Demorest
  • Current Affiliations: WVU, NANOGrav PFC Postdoc

Tim Dolch

  • Undergraduate Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Enrollment Year: 2004
  • Graduation Year: 2012
  • Thesis Title: Optical and infrared backgrounds from the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Thesis Advisor: Henry C. Ferguson
  • Past Affiliations: NANOGrav PIRE Postdoc (Oberlin College, Cornell University)
  • Current Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Physics, Hillsdale College

Justin Ellis

  • Undergraduate Institution: WVU
  • Graduate Institution: UWM
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc JPL/Caltech

Joe Swiggum

  • Graduate Institution: WVU
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc UWM

Nipuni Palliyaguru

  • Graduate Institution: WVU
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc Texas Tech

Lina Levin

  • Past Affiliations: Postdoc WVU
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc Manchester

Natasha McMann

  • Undergraduate Institution: WVU
  • Current Affiliations: Grad student Fisk

Rutger van Haasteren

  • Past Affiliations: Postdoc JPL/Caltech
  • Current Affiliations: Microsoft

Vivek Gupta

  • Past Affiliations: Summer student JPL/Caltech
  • Current Affiliations: Finishing final year Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, applying to graduate school

Jacob Turner

  • Past Affiliations: Summer student JPL/Caltech
  • Current Affiliations: Oberlin - finishing final year

Juliette Xiong

  • Past Affiliations: Summer student JPL/Caltech
  • Current Affiliations: Continuing studies at Caltech

Christopher Biwer

  • Undergraduate Institution: UWM
  • Current Affiliations: Grad RA at Syracuse University

Sydney Chamberlin

  • Graduate Institution: UWM
  • Current Affiliations: Postdoc at Penn State

Renee Spiewak

  • Undergraduate Institution: UWM
  • Current Affiliations: Grad student Swinburne

Les Wade

  • Graduate Institution: UWM
  • Current Affiliations: Faculty Kenyon College

Dusty Madison

  • Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley
  • Graduate Institution: Cornell University
  • Graduation Year: 2015
  • Thesis Title: Efforts to Broaden and Facilitate Pulsar Timing Array Searches for Gravitational Radiation
  • Thesis Advisor: James Cordes
  • Current Affiliations: NRAO Jansky Fellow

Ryan Shannon

  • Undergraduate Institution: UBC
  • Graduate Institution: Cornell University
  • Graduation Year: 2011
  • Thesis Title: Pulsars and their Environments: the Interactions Between Pulsar Emission, Matter, and Gravitational Waves
  • Thesis Advisor: James Cordes
  • Current Affiliations: CASS, Sydney, AU