Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Physics and Astronomy
Office: 332 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: 416-736-2100 ext. 44599
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Graduate Program Appointment
Associate Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or co-supervise Ph.D.
Galactic archaeology; Galaxy formation; Data science for astrophysics; Machine learning; Astronomy education and outreach.
My research is "in and above the cloud", combining astrophysics, data science, cloud computing, planetary sciences, optical engineering, telescope operations and telescope observations. My primary astrophysical research focus is galactic archaeology. I have worked with instrumentation and telescopes around the world, and my experience enables me to provide technical leadership for York University's Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory.
Another motivation for me is the promotion of astronomy education and research through public telescope activities and exploration. As a lecturer, trainer, and consultant, I innovate teaching methodologies for interdisciplinary audiences across the sciences as well as for businesses, students and the general public. Also, I am a certified Google Cloud Trainer and Google Cloud Engineer, and I have considerable experience as a trainer and consultant in data science in the private sector.