2018 - Present : PhD student, Astronomy research group of the School of Physical Sciences
PhD research project: Using Machine Learning to Find Gravitationally Lensed Quasars and Supernovae
2017-2018: Space Exploration Systems MSc, University of Leicester
MSc Project: LUPO - Lunar Propellent Outpost (SpacE Exploration and Development Systems - SEEDS)
I am a third year PhD student using machine learning to identify strong gravitational lenses.
My interests in machine learning mainly revolve around Convoultional Neural Networks (CNN) for use on astronomical images. As well as understanding the decision making abilities of CNN and what features in the image cause the CNN to classify the image as a lens or not.
My astronomical interests are strong gravitational lenses.
Detecting gravitational lenses using machine learning: exploring interpretability and sensitivity to rare lensing configurations (2022)
Wilde, Joshua; Serjeant, Stephen; Bromley, Jane M; Dickinson, Hugh; Koopmans, Léon V E and Metcalf, R Benton
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512(3) (pp. 3464-3479)
Do Neural Networks Dream of Gravitational Lensing? (2021)
Postgraduate Research Poster Competition, The Open University