Joshua Bloom

Professor, Department of Astronomy
Director, Center for Time-Domain Informatics
BIDS Senior Fellow
Co-I for Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments

Real name: 
Joshua Bloom

I'm an astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley where I teach high-energy astrophysicsPython bootcamps, and a graduate-level class on Python for data-driven science. I have published more than 250 refereed articles largely on time-domain transients events and telescope/insight automation. Expressed in my research is output of a collaborative effort between talented astronomers, statisticians, and computer scientists (ranging from students to peers) at the nexus of physics, scalable computation, and machine learning.  My book on gamma-ray bursts was published in 2011 as part of the "Frontiers in Physics" series by Princeton University Press. I have been awarded the Pierce Prize from the American Astronomical Society, and I am a former Sloan Fellow, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society, and Hertz Foundation Fellow. I hold a PhD from Caltech and degrees from Harvard and Cambridge University. Recently, I've been working as co-PI of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Initiative at UC Berkeley and elected member of the management oversight body of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). If you're interested in the work I'm doing at, head over there to learn more.


July 11, 2016 / 9:00am to July 17, 2016 / 6:00pm