Former Students and Group Members

Ph.D. Students

Joleen (Miller) Carlberg
(2011 Ph.D.; presently Vera Rubin Fellow in Astronomy at Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington)
Ph.D. Thesis: Assimilation of Planets by Red Giant Stars (2011, ApJ, 732, 39; 2010, ApJ, 723, 103; 2009, ApJ, 700, 832)
Masters Thesis (2006):
Jeffrey L. Carlin
(2010 Ph.D.; presently postdoc at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Ph.D. Thesis: Kinematical and Chemical Probes of Milky Way Satellite Accretion (2010, ApJ, 725, 2290; 2009, ApJL, 702, L9; 2008, ApJL, 689, L17; 2008, AJ, 135, 2013)
Mei-Yin Chou
(2010 Ph.D.; presently postdoc at Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy, Taiwan)
Ph.D. Thesis: Chemical Fingerprinting and Chemical Analysis of Galactic Halo Subsructure (2010, ApJ, 708, 1290; 2010, ApJ, 720, L5; 2011, ApJ, 731, L30)
Masters Thesis (2004): Metallicity Distribution of the Sagittarius Stream (2007, ApJ, 670, 346)
David L. Nidever
(2009 Ph.D.; presently APOGEE postdoc, University of Virginia)
Ph.D. Thesis: The Magellanic Stream (2011, ApJL, 733, L10)
Masters Thesis (2006): The Origin of the Magellanic Stream and Its Leading Arm (2008, ApJ, 679, 432)
Ricardo Munoz
(2008 Ph.D.; subsequently postdoc at Yale University; now Faculty, University of Chile)
Ph.D. Thesis: Mapping Galactic Halo and Dwarf Spheroidal Structure with Giant Stars (2008, ApJ, 679, 346)
Masters Thesis (2004): Exploring the Extended Structure of the Carina Dwarf Spheroidal (2006, ApJ, 649, 201)
Allyson (Polak) Sheffield
(2006 Ph.D.; became Visiting Faculty, Vassar College; now postdoc, Columbia University)
Ph.D. Thesis: Exploring Galactic Structure with Late Type Stars
Masters Thesis (2002): Exploring Galactic Structure with the Giant Grid Star Survey
Peter Frinchaboy III
(2006 Ph.D.; became NSF Fellow at University of Wisconsin; now assistant professor, Texas Christian University)
Ph.D. Thesis: Galactic Disk Dynamical Tracers: Open Clusters and the Local Milky Way Rotation Curve and Velocity Field (2008, AJ, 136, 118)
Masters Thesis (2002): The Metallicity Distribution Function of Omega Centauri
Jeffrey Crane
(2004 Ph.D.; became a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories; now staff member at Carnegie Observatories)
Ph.D. Thesis: Exploring Galactic Structure with the Fan Observatory Bench Optical Spectrograph (2004, PASP, 117, 526)
Sangmo (Tony) Sohn
(2004 Ph.D.; became a postdoc for Korea Astronomical Observatory, at Caltech; now postdoc at Space Telescope Science Institute)
Ph.D. Thesis: Multi-Color Studies of Old Stellar Populations
Masters Thesis (2002): Mapping the Structure of the Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Leo I (2007, ApJ, 663, 960)
James Ostheimer
(2002 Ph.D.; subsequently Senior Software Engineer at Information Extraction Export; now at COMCAST)
Ph.D. Thesis: Exploring the Halo of M31
Senior Thesis (1998): A Search for Tidal Stellar Debris from the Magellanic Clouds
Michael Siegel
(2001 Ph.D.; first postdoc at Space Telescope Science Institute; then postdoc at UT-Austin; now SWIFT scientist, Penn State University)
Ph.D. Thesis: Insights into the Formation of the Milky Way Galaxy (2002, ApJ, 578, 151; 2002, ApJ, 569, 432; 2001, AJ, 121, 935; 2000, AJ, 120, 284)
Masters Thesis: Starcounts Redivivus: A Possible Detection of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy at b=-40 degrees (1999, AJ, 117, 10)
Chris Palma
(2001 Ph.D.; now Associate Director of Outreach for the Eberly College of Science, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Penn State)
Ph.D. Thesis: Evidence for Tidal Disruption Induced Substructure in the Outer Halo of the Milky Way Galaxy (2003, AJ, 125, 1352; 2002, ApJ, 564, 736; 2001, PASP, 112, 1305)
Masters Thesis: The Optical Counterpart and Megaparsec Environment of the Giant FR II Radio Galaxy NVSS 2146+82 (2000, AJ, 119, 2068)

2001 Research Group

M.S. Students (not already listed above)

Benjamin Breslauer
(2011 M.S.; presently at Google)
Project: A Ten-Inch Test Telescope for Lab Testing of the APOGEE Spectrograph
Guillermo Damke
(2010 M.S.; presently Ph.D. student in Majewski group )
Project: Exploration of Halo Subsructure in the Grid Giant Star Survey
Rachael Beaton
(2009 M.S.; now a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia)
Masters Thesis (2009): Exploring the Halo of the Andromeda Galaxy
Senior Thesis (2007): Three Studies of the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy
Sabrina Pakzad
(2005 M.S.; presently at NOAO)
Project: Radial Velocities of Outer Halo M Giants
Matthew Garvin
(2003 M.S.; presently in the U.S. Air Force)
Project: A Masked Cross-Correlation Code for Radial Velocities
Anthony Bernacchi
(M.S. student, 2001)
Alison Schirmer
(1999 M.S.; whereabouts unknown)
Masters Thesis: The Development of Astrometric Measuring Engines (see here)

2005 Research Group

Senior Theses/B.A. Students (not already listed above)

Christine Drown
(2008 B.A.; subsequently working for Lockheed Martin)
Senior Thesis: The Extended Structure of the Ursa Minor Dwarf Spheroidal
Nicole Fields
(2008 B.A.; presently graduate student at University of Chicago)
Senior Thesis: Wide Field Imaging of the Magellanic Clouds
David Law
(2003 B.A.; 2008 Ph.D. from Caltech; then Hubble Fellow at UCLA; now Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow at U. Toronto)
Senior Thesis: Modeling the Tidal Tails of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy (2005, ApJ, 619, 800; 2005, ApJ, 619, 807)
Christina Hampton
(2003 B.A.; subsequently a data analyst in Majewski group)
Senior Thesis: HST Imaging and Stellar Populations in the Peculiar Galaxy 52W036
Hina Ayub
(2002 B.A.; M.S. UC-Irvine; visiting scientist FBI Academy; Image Scientist at SAIC; Graduate School at George Washington University)
Senior Thesis: A 2MASS Search for Tidal Tails in the Globular Cluster Omega Centauri
Jennifer Alltop
(2001 B.A.; 2003 M.S. from MIT; now in Ph.D. program in Earth and Environmental Science at Columbia)
Senior Thesis: The Structure of the Andromeda II Dwarf Galaxy
Amy Forestell
(2001 B.A.; Ph.D. from UT-Austin; presently Assistant Proefesor at SUNY-New Paltz))
Senior Thesis: Searching for Extratidal Stars Around the Globular Cluster NGC 288
Brian Keeney
(2001 B.A.; 2006 Ph.D. from U. Colorado; presently postdoc at Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Boulder)
Senior Thesis: The Proper Motion of the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal (2004, AJ, 128, 687)
Veronica Ponce
(2001 B.A.; now employed at NASA)
Senior Thesis: The Pyxis Globular Cluster
Elena Sergueeva Adams
(2001 B.A.; now in grad school at MIT)
Senior Thesis: Construction of a Multifiber Spectrograph for the Fan Mountain Observatory
Kyle Brian Westfall
(2001, B.A.; 2009 Ph.D. U. Wisconsin; presently NSF International Research Fellow at Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Netherlands)
Senior Thesis: The Extended Structure of the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (2006, AJ, 131, 375)

2007 Research Group

Steven Crawford
(2000 B.A.; Ph.D. U. Wisconsin; presently Science Data Manager, South African Large Telescope)
Senior Thesis: Deep Multicolor Galaxy Studies to B ~ 26
Winfrey Y. Johnson
(1999 B.A.; now software engineer for Supply Chain Logic, Inc.)
Senior Thesis: The Metallicity Distribution of Omega Centauri
Janet Wescott
(1999 B.A.) Joint History and Astronomy
Senior Thesis: The History of the McCormick Observatory (see here

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Helio Rocha-Pinto
(postdoc 2002-2004; now faculty at National Observatory Brazil)
Jaehyon Rhee
(postdoc 2000-2003; subsequently postdoc at Caltech; presently Research Assistant Professor at Purdue University)
Dana Casetti-Dinescu
(postdoc 1998-2001; now Research Scientist at Yale)
Arunav Kundu
(postdoc 1999-2000; subsequently at MSU; now at Eureka Scientific)
Richard Patterson
(postdoc 1997-2000; now research faculty at Virginia)

Data Analysts

Andrew Cheung
(data analyst, 2006-2008; presently graduate student in UVa Engineering)
Christina Hampton
(data analyst, 2003-2005)
Cameron Hummels
(data analyst, 2001-2002; M.S. Wesleyan; now in grad school at Columbia)
Catherine Slesnick
(data analyst 2000-2001; 2007 Ph.D. Caltech; Carnegie-Princeton Fellow at Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Senior Technical Staff, Draper Laoratories)
Megan Kohring
(data analyst, web expert; now staff, Spitzer Science Center, Pasadena, CA)