Born in Poland, obtained undergraduate degree from University of Oxford,
St Hughs College .
Since 2013 a PhD student at the Astronomy Department
of the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2017 got married to a wonderful artist,
Michael Shelby Edwards,
who in 2018 gave birth to our firstborn, Stellamaris Danuta Suberlak.
Publications: ADS link
A sixth year PhD candidate at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Enthusiastic about astrostatistics and data mining.
Scientific interests include quasars, and using their optical variability for their classification and characterization.
Past work involves research on the LSST Science Pipelines (known as the LSST stack) :
validated and verified the science functionality Prototype Data Access Center as
part of the LSST Data Management System Science Team, and tested the performance of the LSST stack
in the regions of high stellar crowdedness . Furthermore, I
have also investigated lightcurve features that could be best utilized to classify quasars from the
LSST stack - reprocessed SDSS Stripe 82 data, analyzed the
CRTS time series data for quasars in SDSS Stripe 82 . Currently I am using Gaussian Processes to model Quasar
light curves as a Damped Random Walk, combining photometry
across various surveys (SDSS, CRTS, PTF, PS1).
Teaching: I served as a Teaching Assistant for Astronomy 101 and 150
courses taught to undergraduates at the University of Washington. Specifically,
I was an assistant for
Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Summer 2016, Autumn 2016 for Dr Ana Larson ;
Spring 2014, Spring 2016 for Dr Chris Laws;
Winter 2015, Winter 2016 for Dr Oliver Fraser;
Winter 2013, Summer 2014 for Dr Nicole Silvestri;
Spring 2015 for Dr Toby Smith
Email: suberlak 'at' uw.edu
Address: 3910 15th Ave NE, PAB C319, Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA