Team

Current Group Members

Faculty

Xin Liu

Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Email: xinliuxl_AT_illinois.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Hengxiao Guo

NCSA Associate

DES/LSST science

Email: hengxiao_AT_illinois.edu

Graduate Students

Wei-Ting Liao

5th yr Graduate Student (semester project)

Quasar Variability and Accretion Disk Physics

Email: wliao10_AT_illinois.edu

Joshua Yao-Yu Lin

4th yr Graduate Student (semester project)

Machine Learning Applications in Cosmology

Email: yaoyuyl2_AT_illinois.edu

Yu-Ching (Tony) Chen

3rd yr Graduate Student

Super-Resolution Imaging

Email: ycchen_AT_illinois.edu

Colin J. Burke

2nd yr Graduate Student

Black Hole Seed

Email: colinjb2_AT_illinois.edu

Undergraduate Students

Kaiwen Zhang

Phys+Astro Senior

Black Hole Seed

Email: kzhang58_AT_illinois.edu

Devanshi Pratap

CS+Astro Junior

Machine Learning in Astronomy

Email: dpratap2_AT_illinois.edu

Sneh Pandya

Phys/Math+Astro Sophomore

Machine Learning in Astronomy

Email: snehjp2_AT_illinois.edu

Alums

Meicun Hou

Visting PhD Student from Nanjing U

X-ray Emission in Galaxy Mergers; paper published in ApJ

Dhara Mehta

4th yr Undergraduate Student

Black Hole Feedback

Jessica Medintz

Undergraduate Class of 2018 -> CS master student at Loyola

Binary Black Holes and Ultraluminous X-ray Sources

Alexander Dittmann

Undergraduate Class of 2018 -> PhD student at UMD

Tidal Disruption Flares; paper published in ApJ

Anna Kofman

Undergraduate Class of 2017 -> PhD student at UPenn

Gamma-ray Variability of Fermi Blazars

Yang Lyu

Undergraduate Class of 2018 -> PhD student at Berkeley

  Dual AGN/Outflow Selection; paper published in MNRAS

Jinyi Shangguan

KIAA/PKU PhD -> Postdoc fellow at MPIA

Dual AGN Host Galaxies; paper published in ApJ