Professor at Columbia University, Group Leader at Flatiron Institute, and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Monash University

I generally work on several topics in Theoretical Astrophysics. My main interests are neutron stars, supermassive black holes (especially the one in our Galaxy, called SgrA*), and astrophysical gravitational waves.

For my PhD, I worked on the theory of thermal noise and on Quantum Nondemolition Measurements for LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory). My mentor was Kip Thorne. I have also learned a lot of science from Vladimir Braginsky who was visiting Caltech annually.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Physics and ARC Future Fellow, Monash University


  • 1999 
    Caltech, PhD