I am an observational and theoretical astrophysicist. I focus on optical surveys, the transient universe, Type Ia supernovae progenitors, and explosive and variable transients.

I am involved in many observational projects, but most notably, I am a founding member of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae(ASAS-SN or “assassin”). This is the first survey to scan the entire sky for transient objects in real-time and is currently the leading discoverer of Supernovae brighter than 17th magnitude.

Current Postdocs:
Chris Ashall
Thomas de Jaeger

Current Graduate Students:
Dhvanil Desai
Aaron Do
Kyle Hart
Jason Hinkle
Anna Payne
Michael Tucker

Current Undergraduate Students:
Anna Gardner
Willem Hoogendam
Helena Treiber

Previous Students:
Liam Dubay
Jesse Zeldes
John Bredall
Dominick Rowan
Erica Sawczynec

Assistant Astronomer
Ph.D. 2014, The Ohio State University
IfA Mānoa, C-211
(808) 956-0982(808) 956-0982