Sofia Sheikh

Dr. Sofia Z. Sheikh is a postdoctoral scholar in the Breakthrough Listen project at the Berkeley SETI Research Center. She completed her undergraduate degrees in physics and astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology at Penn State University with her advisor Dr. Jason Wright. Her research primarily focuses on observational radio astronomy projects in technosignatures and pulsars, but her interests also include fast radio bursts, search algorithm development for astronomical phenomena, and astrobiology more generally.