I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Australia. I previously worked in France for CNRS at Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont (LPC), Université Clermont-Auvergne and in the Australian National University as a CAASTRO Postdoctoral Fellow in Dark Energy in the team of Brian Schmidt.
My research focuses on transient astronomy, type Ia supernova cosmology and developing novel methods to analyze large astronomical data with machine learning.
I am a PI of Fink broker. Fink has been selected to process the Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST full alert stream. Fink will harness the power of the biggest optical survey in this decade to understand the diversity of transients and obtain better constraints of Dark Energy with SNe Ia.
I am interested on discovering and understanding fast transients, for this I analyse multi-wavelength and messenger data with the Deeper Wider Faster program. I am also working on the optical and multi-wavelength follow-up of gravitational wave events and I am an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery.
At the Dark Energy Survey (DES), I am currently working to obtain constraints on dark energy using type Ia supernovae. I developed the open-source framework SuperNNova that allows classification of any transient light-curve. I have applied SuperNNova to supernova classification and it is currently being used in Fink broker and DES 5-year analysis.
I work with many surveys studying transients in our Universe such as: Deeper Wider Faster program, Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC LSST), Transients and Variable Star Collaboration (TVS LSST) , the SN group of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) , its spectroscopic counterpart OzDES, the photometric SkyMapper Transient Survey, the spectroscopic ePessto+ and the photometric SNLS. As well as the Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration for LSST. With the SkyMapper Transient Survey we launched Supernova Sighting , a Zooniverse Project, where citizen scientists joined us in the search for supernovae and other transients.
I was born in Venezuela and did my undergrad at Simón Bolívar Universidad. I then moved to France to do the NPAC master 2 and a PhD at Irfu Cea Saclay and Université Paris Diderot. I enjoy communicating science to the general public and was selected to be a CAASTRO Astronomer in Residence at Uluru, Australia. I speak spanish, english, french and german. I also ejoy hiking, rock climbing, diving, sailing and playing cello.
|Sep 1, 2021||New job alert ! I have joined the Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing as Postdoctoral Research Fellow.|
|Aug 13, 2021||Fink has been selected to process the Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST alert stream for its 10-years of operation. Fink will enable transient science in this big data era, including SNe Ia cosmology and beyond!|