John Hoang

Research Interests

  • Optical SETI
  • Time-domain astronomy
  • Transients, especially FRBs
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Neutron stars and black holes
  • Instrumentation
  • Machine Learning


I am a postdoctoral scholar working at the Berkeley SETI Research Center. My main research interest is to search for the so-called “technosignatures” that might indicate the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Prior to joining Berkeley, I obtained my PhD in Spain, searching for FRBs and other optical transients using the MAGIC telescopes.