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Physics Researcher, Data Analyst/Scientist

Huntington Beach, CA
May 14, 2020

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Herbert Alexander Vogler IV

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Objective To apply the analytical and statistical skills acquired through graduate astrophysics education and hands-on experimental research to Data Science roles Education University of California, Davis

Master’s of Science, Physics Sept. 2019

Relevant Coursework:

Data Analysis for Astrophysicists

Statistical Mechanics

Mathematical Methods (two quarters)

University of California, Irvine

Bachelor’s of Science, Physics June 2016

cum laude Campuswide Honors Program Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma Relevant Coursework:

Intro. to C and Numerical Analysis

Statistical Physics

Mathematical Physics (two quarters)

Skills Programming Languages: Python, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Wolfram Libraries: SciPy, NumPy, Scikit-learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, PyTorch, Keras, Emcee Operating Systems: Scienti c Linux, macOS

Applications: Jupyter, Mathematica, Excel, Git

Business Intelligence Reporting Tool: Tableau

Machine Learning: Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Polynomial Regression, k-Nearest Neighbors, Random Forests, Gradient-Boosted Decision Trees, Neural Networks Experience University of California, Davis

Graduate Research Assistant June 2018 { Sept. 2019

Advisor: Tucker Jones, Ph.D.

Estimated composition of galaxies by comparing and contrasting two leading methods

Flux-calibrated spectra of ten galaxies and modeled emission lines to calculate line

uxes and oxygen abundances, along with propagated errors

Analyzed data models in Python and documented results in Jupyter Notebook

Collaborated with professor and colleagues during weekly meetings to discuss progress and receive feedback that enhanced further analysis, maintaining Agile development

Publication in progress

Teaching Assistant Sept. 2017 { Aug. 2019

Led discussion/lab and held o ce hours for General Physics (PHY 7A,B,C) for 6 quarters

Course size: 30 students

Taught and communicated core physics topics such as conservation of energy and mo- mentum, thermodynamics,

uids, electrical circuits, kinematics, waves, and optics Reader Sept. 2018 { Mar. 2019

Graded and held o ce hours for Intro. to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (AST 10G)

Course size: 200 students

Covered core astronomy topics such as gravity, stellar properties and evolution, and galaxy and galaxy cluster properties

University of California, Irvine

Junior Specialist June 2016 { July 2017

Advisor: Aaron Barth, Ph.D.

Ran and maintained a pipeline to perform aperture photometry and produce plots of the light output of galactic nuclei over time

Performed spectroscopic observations at Lick Observatory, in addition to remote obser- vations from UCI

Stored and maintained access to a multi-telescope data repository

Communicated results using data visualizations from Matplotlib

Published ndings in The Astrophysical Journal [1,2] Undergraduate Research Assistant Jan. 2015 { June 2016

Advisor: Manoj Kaplinghat, Ph.D.

Modeled gravitational lenses using gravlens software in Python Publications 1. R. Edelson, J. Gelbord, E. Cackett, and 41 others including H. A. Vogler. Swift Monitoring of NGC 4151: Evidence for a Second X-Ray/UV Reprocessing. The Astrophysical Journal, 840(1):41, May 2017. [45 Citations as of Dec. 2019] 2. W. Zheng, A. V. Filippenko, J. Mauerhan, and 39 others including H. A. Vogler. Discovery and Follow-up Observations of the Young Type Ia Supernova 2016coj. The Astrophysical Journal, 841(1):64, May 2017. [10 Citations as of Dec. 2019]

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