Data Science & Visualization

In 2016 I was named a Fellowships and Internships in Extremely Large Data Sets (FIELDS) Graduate Fellow, a data science-oriented fellowship that encourages collaboration with scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  The purpose of my FIELDS project is to perform detailed spectral analysis of SDSS/BOSS DR12 quasars using modern data analysis and machine learning techniques with the goal of extending our knowledge of black hole-host galaxy scaling relations at high redshifts.

In the age of information, the visualization of large amounts of data to convey statistical meaning in visually appealing ways has led to a merging of science and art.  Anyway, here are some neat data visualizations I have made…


SDSS/BOSS DR12 Quasars as observed at different redshifts.  This is an updated version of X. Fan’s original quasar visualization for the SDSS to include the extended wavelength range of the BOSS survey.  


A Baldwin-Phillips-Terlevich (BPT) diagram of SDSS DR7 Galaxies.