I am entering my fourth year of my Ph.D. program at UC Riverside. My research involves constraining the mysterious relation between the mass of extra-galactic supermassive black holes and the stellar velocity dispersion of their host galaxies. I am currently modeling a sample of Narrow-Line Seyfert I galaxies using Hubble Space Telescope data to determine their structural morphology, and in doing so, determine if these galaxies make suitable hosts for low-mass central black holes. I have also had the chance to obtain spectra of these galaxies using the Keck Telescopes in Hawaii. I hope to graduate within the next couple years and hopefully continue my research in academia, or make lots of money analyzing financial data.
(Top left) Hubble Space Telescope imagery of a candidate Narrow-Line Seyfert I galaxy, (top right) a model of the light distribution of the galaxy produced using GALFIT, (bottom left) the residuals of the galaxy model subtracted from the HST data, (bottom right) surface brightness as a function of radius for the data, model, and sub-components that make up the light distribution of the galaxy.
Updated May 2016