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Group Pictures

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Thanksgiving lunch 2017
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Thanksgiving lunch 2019
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Halloween 2019
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group meeting on zoom, spring 2020

Current members

Postdocs
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Santiago Torres
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Erez Michaely
Grad students
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Bao-Minh Hoang
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Sanaea Rose
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Isabel Angelo
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Thea Faridani
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William Lake
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Denyz Melchoor
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LizĀ  Holzknecht
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Claire Williams

Undergrad students
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Melodie Sloneker
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Nitya Ravi

Former members

Grad students
  • Jesus Salas (graduate student @ UCLA) Now UCLA lecturer and Harvard-Westlake School faculty
  • Alexander Stephan (graduate student @ UCLA) Now postdoc @ OSU
  • Yeou Chiou (graduate student @ UCLA) Now Analytic Software-Scientist at FICO
  • Gongjie Li (graduate student @ Harvard) was a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Now faculty @ Georgia Tech
  • Cristina Popa (graduate student @ Harvard) Now work @ Two Sigma Investments
Undergrad students
  • Eric Zhan (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad student @ UCR
  • Huiyi (Cheryl) Wang (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad student @ McGill University
  • Shelley Cheng (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad student @ Harvard
  • Lingfeng Wei (Cross-disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology (CSST), UCLA summer program with China and Japan) Now a grad student @ UCSD
  • Paul Denham (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad student @ UCLA
  • Isabella Goetting (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad student @ Duke University
  • Ahmed Qureshi (undergrad @ UCLA) Now works @ Amazon
  • Igor Van Der Put (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a researcher @ UCLA
  • Cicero Xinyu Lu (undergrad @ UCLA) Now a grad @ Johns Hopkins
  • Joseph Guzman (undergrad @ Cal-Bridge an\ d REU @ UCLA) Now grad @ Florida State
  • Jean Teyssandier (undergrad @ Northwestern) Now postdoc @ Cornell
  • Ian Lizarraga (undergrad @ Northwestern) Now graduate student @ Cornell

Contact Information

Email: snaoz@astro.ucla.edu

Mailing:Physics and Astronomy Building 430 Portola Plaza, Box 951547 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 Office: 3-907

CV: (pdf)

Publications: (ADS)

Funding sources
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Special thanks to Howard and Astrid Preston for their generous support