Prof. Shirley Ho is a Group Leader and Acting Director in Center for Computational Astrophysics at Flatiron Institute, part of Simons Foundation. Dr. Ho is also a Reserach Professor in the Department of Physics and Affiliate Faculty at Center for Data Science at New York University, an Associate Professor (adjunct) at Carnegie Mellon University in the department of Physics.
Ho's research interests include development and application of machine learning and statistical methods on astrophysical challenges. Ho has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference publications. She has received several professional honors and awards including Macronix Prize, Carnegie Science Award, NASA Group Achievement Award. More recently, she is nominated to be an International Astrostatistical Association Fellow. She served on a number of NASA committees and missions including Planck, Euclid and Roman. Prof. Ho earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University and B.A. in Computer Science and Physics from University of California at Berkeley with Highest Honors.
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