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Research and Instrument Analysis Branch

Photo gallery of Research and Instrument Analysts (RIA). Also see the gallery of all Instruments Division staff.

  • Roberto J. Avila
  • Hubble ACS Team, Frontier Fields Pipeline Team
  • Astrodrizzle, point source photometry, resolved stellar populations, High Level Science Products for the Galactic Bulge Treasury Program
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2011
  • MS Astronomy, BS Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Varun Bajaj
  • Hubble WFC3 Team
  • RIA at STScI since Nov 2014
  • MS Physics
  • Dave Borncamp
  • Hubble ACS Team
  • Astrometry, photometry, AstroDrizzle
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2013
  • BA Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Matthew Bourque
  • Hubble WFC3 team: UVIS detector characterization and dark calibration, QuickLook
  • Software development, python, SQLite, MySQL, Git
  • RIA at STScI since January 2012
  • BS Astronomy/Astrophysics, MS Computer Science (in progress)
  • Ariel Bowers
  • Hubble WFC3 Team: QuickLook Software Lead, UVIS Flat Fields, Photometry
  • Science projects: Globular clusters systems, Moving Target pipeline
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2013
  • BA Computer Science, MS Space Systems Engineering (in progress)
  • Publications
  • Stacey N. Bright
  • Webb MIRI Team, LEGUS project
  • AstroDrizzle, IR-Interferometry (VLTI), Radiative Transfer Modeling
  • Planetary Nebulae, Post-AGB stars, dusty disks
  • RIA at STScI since Oct 2013
  • PhD Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Brian Brooks
  • Webb NIRCam team
  • RIA at STScI since Aug 2014
  • BS Physics, Applied Math
  • Michael Dulude
  • Hubble Legacy Archive, formerly Hubble WFC3 team
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2008
  • MS Astronomy; BS Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nicholas Earl
  • Webb MIRI team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2014
  • MS Astronomy, BS Astrophysics, BA Philosophy
  • Deatrick Foster
  • Hubble COS+STIS Team
  • RIA at STScI since Nov 2014
  • PhD Physics
  • Heather Gunning
  • Hubble WFC3 team: UVIS Gain, UVIS QE Pixel Population, Post-Flash Monitor, QuickLook
  • Python, IDL, LaTeX, AstroDrizzle, Git, SQLite
  • Low Mass Stars, Stellar Populations, Stellar Evolution
  • BS Physics and Astronomy, MS Space Systems Engineering (in progress)
  • RIA at STScI since August 2012
  • Publications
  • Katie Gosmeyer
  • Hubble WFC3 team: UVIS photometry, CTE, IR gain, spatial scans, QuickLook
  • IDL, Python, Fortran, C programming, Git version control
  • Solar System interests: rings, KBOs, icy moons, Cassini/VIMS data, variability of geysers on Enceladus, simulations of colliding Oort Clouds of comets
  • RIA at STScI since Sep 2013
  • BS Astrophysics, BS Physics
  • Publications
  • Harish Khandrika
  • Hubble WFC3 team, Frontier Fields
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • MS Astronomy
  • Sean Lockwood
  • Hubble COS-STIS Team
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2012
  • MA Astronomy, BA Astrophysics
  • Douglas Long
  • RIA at STScI since Jan 2007
  • MESA, detector lab (ODL)
  • MSc. Physics; BS Astronomy
  • Joseph Long
  • Telescopes Group
  • RIA at STScI since Aug 2014
  • BA Physics and Astronomy
  • Jennifer Mack
  • RIA Branch Technical Supervisor
  • Hubble WFC3 Team, User Support, Frontier Fields project
  • RIS at STScI since Sep 1996
  • MS Astrophysics, BS Physics
  • Aparna Maybhate
  • RIA Branch Deputy
  • Hubble ACS-WFPC2 Team
  • PhD Astronomy, MSc Physics, at STScI since Nov 2005
  • TalaWanda Monroe
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • Spectroscopy, MIR photometry, Chemical abundances of stars, Open clusters, solar twins, debris disks
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • PhD Astronomy, MA Astronomy
  • Publications
  • Max Mutchler
  • RIA Branch Lead, Hubble Heritage Team
  • Hubble's cameras (WFPC2, ACS, WFC3), observing and data analysis strategies (dither/drizzle)
  • Planetary science: comets, asteroids, dwarf planets, The Planet Pipeline, mission support (Dawn, New Horizons)
  • MS Space Sciences, BS Astronomy-Physics, at STScI since June 1990
  • Publications
  • Sara Ogaz
  • Hubble ACS Team, Frontier Fields project
  • RIA at STScI since Oct 2010
  • BS Astrophysics
  • Rachel Plesha
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • BA Physics, Astronomy
  • Blair Porterfield
  • Hubble ACS team
  • RIA at STScI since June 2014
  • BS Astrophysics, Computer Science
  • Joanna Taylor
  • Hubble COS-STIS team
  • RIA at STScI since July 2012
  • BS Astronomy and Physics
  • Deepashri Thatte
  • Webb NIRISS team (NICMOS, WFPC2 in the past)
  • Science projects: processed WFPC2 data of young galactic clusters using Multidrizzle. Narrow band imaging of QSO absorbers and the constraints on star formation rates (Masters Degree thesis)
  • IRAF/PyRAF, IDL, Python, html5, Zope
  • RIA at STScI since March 2007
  • MS Physics
  • Publications
  • Kyle Van Gorkom
  • Telescopes Group
  • RIA at STScI since July 2014
  • BS Physics, Philosophy
  • Michael A. Wolfe
  • MESA group (ISSO/JWST), previously on COS-STIS and HLA teams
  • Kepler lightcurves, Chandra spectroscopic extractions and lightcurves
  • Expertise in reducing first order and echelle spectral and photometric data, echelle wavelength calibration, AstroDrizzle, PSF photometry, constructing CMDs. Proficient in IDL, Latex, Excel, HTML5, IRAF (Pyraf), some knowledge of Python and R. Experience with CCDs, MAMA, XDL, IR, X-Ray detectors.
  • RIA at STScI since September 2007
  • MS in Applied Physics, BS Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics
  • Publications