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Student Researcher

Falls Church, VA
March 23, 2023

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Kevin Mark Quigley

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EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA August 2018 – May 2022 BS in Physics with Astrophysics Concentration, Overall GPA 3.48. BS in Mathematical Sciences with Minor in Creative Writing. College and University Honors.

Dean’s List, High Honors. 2018, 2019

Relevant Coursework:

Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Physical Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Intermediate Electromagnetism, Stellar Astrophysics and Cosmology, Set Theory, Model Theory, Group and Field Theory,

Probability, Real Analysis, Computational Linear Algebra, Science Writing. Saint Albans School, Washington DC September 2014 – May 2018 2018 Saint Albans School Award for Excellence in Visual Art June 2018 National AP Scholar April 2018

Cum Laude Society April 2018

National Latin Exam, Summa Cum Laude March 2018

PUBLICATIONS Berghea, CT, Marakov VV, Quigley K, Goldman B; Optical Variability of ICRF3 Quasars in the Pan-STARRS 3Pi Survey with Functional Principal Component Analysis, The Astronomical Journal, 162, 21. June 2021.

Quigley KM, Hori S, Croft RAC; Deep Learning nearby galaxy peculiar velocities. arxiv:2204.09135. Submitted to MNRAS.

Hori S, Quigley KM, Croft RAC; Deep Learning SDSS peculiar velocities. In preparation for submission to MNRAS.

RELEVANT Student Researcher McWilliams Center for Cosmology EXPERIENCE October 2020 – Present Pittsburgh, PA

Supervisor: Dr. Rupert Croft, Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University Wrote and optimized Deep Convolutional, Mixture Density, and Residual Neural Network architectures to identify galactic redshifts from image data. Predicted distances for simulated and observational data accurate within 7% and made peculiar velocity predictions accurate to 10%.

Papers presenting results on simulated and observational data respectively are in preparation to MNRAS, as noted above.

Small Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient Carnegie Mellon University May 2021 – September 2021 Pittsburgh, PA

Supervisor: Dr. Carl Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University Wrote and adapted Mixture Density Networks to predict results of binary stellar simulators, e.g., black hole merger chirp mass and total spin. Applied Likelihood-Free Inference to network output in order to estimate simulator input. Summer Student United States Naval Observatory

May 2019 – August 2019 Washington, DC

Supervisor: Dr. Ciprian Berghea, Astrometry Department, United States Naval Observatory Wrote Python and Astroquery code to classify and track 4,000 quasar sources, retrieving epoch data from various star surveys for luminosity analysis. Generated light-curve graphs and quasar position charts to determine luminosity variabilities in several color bands.

This work was the subject for the Astrophysical Journal publication noted above. OTHER Sales Associate Wolf Trap National Park

WORK May 2022 – Present Vienna, VA

EXPERIENCE Oversaw concession and alcoholic beverage sales for concerts and performances. Maintained and cleaned food preparation equipment and work station. Online Grader Art of Problem Solving

September 2020 – Present Washington, DC

Provided feedback and comments on proof- and problem-based student work, ranging from Prealgebra to Multivariable Calculus. Shipping Associate Carnegie Mellon Stores

October 2019 – March 2020 Pittsburgh, PA

Registered, packaged, and prepared online orders for UPS and international shipping. Managed sales, inventory analysis, and department transactions. Circulation Attendant Sorrells Engineering Library September 2019 – March 2020 Pittsburgh, PA

Managed checkouts and returns of library materials. Provided maintenance for scanners, printers, and 3D printers. TECHNICAL Python: pytorch, tensorflow, PYDELFI, PIL, astropy, pandas EXPERIENCE GitHub, Jupyter, C++, Java, Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, Astroquery Vectorworks, Solidworks, Blender, Audacity, Opentoons, Adobe Photoshop, Krita RESEARCH Carnegie Mellon University Small Undergraduate Research Grant March 2021 GRANTS, Carnegie Mellon University Astronomy Club, President May 2019 – May 2022 ACTIVITIES, Society of Physics Students, Carnegie Mellon Chapter August 2020 – May 2022 AND AWARDS Carnegie Mellon University 15112 Project First Prize April 2019 Purchase of Landscape Illustration by Saint Albans School June 2018 Researched and Self-Published History of Saint Albans School Alumni January 2018 Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America December 2017

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