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Imad

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Astronomy: Galaxies, Astronomy:Machine Learning, Astronomy:Data Analysis
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Predicting Galaxy Properties with Machine Learning

Taking images of galaxies is relatively straightforward, but determining a galaxy's properties from images is challenging for many reasons. Using a synthetic "galaxy image creator", we will create mock galaxies for which we know the intrinsic properties, and train a machine learning model to accurately predict those properties.

Emission Lines in Nearby Galaxies

Learn data reduction techniques and data analysis skills using a unique set of spectroscopic observations of galaxies taken with the 5m Palomar Telescope. Using these observations, we can detect emission lines in the spectra of these galaxies to learn about their star formation processes.

Coding skills

python, HTML, CSS, Fortran