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CURRICULUM VITAE – BRANT E. ROBERTSON (PDF)

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
email: brant@ucsc.edu
phone: (831) 459-4903
web: https://robertson.sites.ucsc.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Theoretical astrophysics of galaxy formation, dark matter, hydrodynamics, and numerical simulation methodologies. Application of computational methodologies to astronomical surveys and data-intensive astrophysics.

EDUCATION

  • 2006 Harvard University Ph.D., Astronomy, Thesis — “The Impact of Feedback Mechanisms on Galaxy Formation”, Advisor — Lars Hernquist, Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics
  • 2003 Harvard University M.A., Astronomy
  • 2001 University of Washington B.S., Physics & Astronomy (Double Major), cum laude, with Distinction in Physics

EMPLOYMENT

  • Jan-Jun 2019, Maureen and John Hendricks Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
  • 2015-Pres. Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 2011-2015 Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona
  • 2009-2011 Hubble Fellow California Institute of Technology, Sponsor — Nicholas Scoville, Moseley Professor
  • 2006-2009 Spitzer and Institute Fellow Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Sponsor — Prof. Andrey Kravtsov

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2014 Bok Prize, Harvard University
  • 2009 Hubble Fellowship, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • 2006 Spitzer Fellowship, Spitzer Science Center
  • 2006 Commencement Marshal, Harvard University
  • 2001 Graduate Merit Fellowship Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation
  • 2001 Phi Beta Kappa University of Washington
  • 2000 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Intern Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sponsor — Dr. Larry David
  • 1999 NASA Space Grant Research Intern University of Washington, Sponsor — Prof. Julianne Dalcanton
  • 1997-2001 Washington NASA Space Grant Scholar University of Washington

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Evan Schneider Arizona, Ph.D., 2017 Hubble Fellow, Princeton University, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ryan Hausen UCSC Computer Science 4rd Year Graduate Student
  • Bruno Villasenor UCSC Astronomy and Astrophysics 3rd Year Graduate Student
  • Tayler Quist UCSC Applied Mathematics 1st Year Graduate Student

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS

  • Rachel Bezanson, Hubble Fellow 2013-2015, now Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Cameron Hummels, Postdoc 2012-2014, now NSF Fellow, Caltech

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Physical Society
  • American Astronomical Society

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Referee for Nature, Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Astrophysical Journal Supplements, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, MNRAS Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics-Rapid, Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • 2016-Pres. Member WFIRST Formulation Science Working Group
  • 2015-Pres. Member JWST NIRCam-NIRSpec Joint Guaranteed Time Observations Extragalactic Program
  • 2014-2018 Co-Chair LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration
  • 2009-Pres. Member LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration
  • 2018 Reviewer Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • 2017 Reviewer Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2016 Organizer LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration Meeting, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • 2016 Member Science Readiness Review Committee, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
  • 2016 Reviewer European Research Council Consolidator Grants
  • 2015 Reviewer European Research Council Consolidator Grants
  • 2014 Reviewer Austrian Academy of Sciences Research Proposals
  • 2013 Member Hubble Fellowship Selection Committee, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • 2012 Member Hubble Deep Fields Initiative Committee, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • 2012 Reviewer National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Subaru Telescope Proposals
  • 2012 Reviewer Israel Science Foundation Research Proposals
  • 2011 Member, Review Panel, “Cosmology Simulations”, National Science Foundation
  • 2011 Member Review Panel, “Galaxies”, National Space and Aeronautics Administration
  • 2010 Reviewer Keck and Palomar Observatory Telescope Proposals, California Institute of Technology
  • 2009 Member TAC Subcommittee, “Extragalactic Science”, Spitzer Space Telescope
  • 2009 Member Review Panel, “Galaxies: Theory and Simulation”, National Science Foundation
  • 2007 Member Review Panel, “Galaxies: Theory and Simulation”, National Science Foundation

PUBLICATION SUMMARY

  • Journal articles and white paper contributions published or accepted as of March 14, 2019:  >110
  • Citations from the NASA ADS Database as of March 14, 2019:  >14500
  • h-index from the NASA ADS Database as of March 14, 2019:  62
  • 2 papers > 1000 citations, 3 papers > 500 citations, 24 papers > 200 citations, 49 papers > 100 citations
  • First-author journal articles and whitepaper contributions published or accepted as of March 14, 2019:  23
  • First-author citations from the NASA ADS Database as of March 14, 2019:  2893
  • First-author h-index from the NASA ADS Database as of March 14, 2019:  17
  • First-author: 3papers > 300 citations, 8 papers > 200 citations, 10 papers > 100 citations