Personal Information

Alex Malz
Graduate Student
Ph.D. Candidate in Physics in New York University
M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
B.S. in Physics and History from California Institute of Technology (Caltech),
Contact Information
Phone:(212) 992-7457
CCPP Advisor:David Hogg

My research is in the field of cosmostatistics, specifically the inference of cosmological parameters from probabilistic data products of astronomical surveys, such as photometric redshift probability distribution functions and probabilistic catalogs, with a goal of understanding the physics of the early- and late-time universe, the evolution of large-scale structure, and the nature of dark energy. I am interested in the techniques of graphical modeling and sparse sampling, as well as public code development. I am also an active member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration.