I'm currently Hubble Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York. Before starting my Hubble in 2015, I was the Harlan J. Smith Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. After July 1, 2018, I will be an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
My research focuses on understanding how planets evolve over their lifetimes by identifying planets around stars from 5 to 800 Myr, the time periods where planets change the most. I am similarly interested in studying statistical properties of exoplanets, primarily with data from Kepler and K2 fields (e.g., planet occurrence, global population parameters, binarity), as well as fundamental properties (radius, metallicity, mass, luminosity) of late-type (late K and M) and ultracool (M6 and later) dwarfs and their young (<1 Gyr old) counterparts. More generally, I also study computational methods to analyze astrophysical problems with large data sets (e.g., machine learning), and handling astrophysical and/or highly correlated noise (e.g., model-based filtering, Gaussian Processes).
I'm PI of the ZEIT (Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time) survey, which focuses on identifying and characterizing planets in young clusters and star forming regions (e.g., Upper Sco, Hyades, and Pleiades) with data from the K2 mission. Check out some of the media/press coverage from this survey.
Feel free to contact me at mann.andrew.w [at] gmail.com.
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