Current Graduate Students

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Keming Zhang

Research Interests

Microlensing studies of exoplanets, time-domain astronomy, likelihood-free inference, deep learning.

Personal Interests

Astrophotography, classical music, piano, archery, and skiing.

Biography

I’m a third year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy working with Prof. Josh Bloom. My primary research focus is on using likelihood-free inference and deep learning to accelerate astronomical discoveries, particularly applied to microlensing for exoplanet discovery. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 2018 where I worked with David Schiminovich and Greg Bryan on galaxy evolution using both observational and numerical techniques. I first became interested in astronomy on a stargazing trip at the age of 12, and I’ve been a devoted astrophotographer since then.