I’m a graduate student in the U.C. Berkeley Physics Department and work in the Nuclear Science Division at LBNL.

Research Interests:

My interests are in computational astrophysics, especially Supernovae and cosmology.

Research Projects:

I’m also working on an online database to share theoretical models, hoping to bridge the gap between experimental and theoretical efforts studying transient phenomena.

Past Work:

During my undergrad years at Berkeley, I worked with Professor Saul Perlmutter’s group on a spectroscopic search for supernovae via spectral fitting of galaxy spectra. I was recipient of BPURS (Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholarship) four times, and spent quite a bit of time learning the tools of the trade from one of the best experimental cosmology groups in the world.

I went on to work with Dr. Peter Nugent and the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), where I was responsible for candidate selection for spectroscopy and developed a system to organize SN Ia candidates for spectroscopy runs. I worked for a short time with the BigBoss project to determine whether PTF imaging is suitable for target selection.


I help facilitate the popular Sufi Meditation DeCal at UCB. We generally have 5+ sections each week and over 100 students benefitting each semester from the stress management techniques and spiritual exposure provided by Tamarkoz® Sufi Meditation. Here’s a link to our class page.