CV

 

Basic Information:

  • Name: Thomas Macaulay Boudreaux

  • Personal Email: Thomas@boudreauxmail.com

  • Professional Email: tboudrea@highpoint.edu

  • Phone Number: (571)-428-8828

  • Faculty Mentor: Brad N. Barlow

Education:

  • High Point University (Expected Graduation May 2019) [Current 3.93 GPA]

    • Computational Physics (Major)

    • Math (Minor)

REUs & Internships:

  • SASP at Space Telescope Science Institute (Summer 2016)

    • Began work on: A search for short period pulsation in all hot subdwarfs with GALEX

  • Harvard SAO REU (Summer 2018)

    • Began work on: Effects of the Primordial Binary Fraction on Globular Cluster Evolution

Presentations:

  • AAS 227 - New Long Period Hot Subdwarfs from the Hobby-Eberly Telescope [Poster]

  • HighPURCS 2016 - New Long Period Hot Subdwarfs from the Hobby-Eberly Telescope [Poster]

  • NCAM 2016 - A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs -- searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX [oral presentation]

  • NCAS 2017 - A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs -- searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX [poster]

  • MASC 2017 - The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to Time Domain Astrophysics [oral presentation]

  • HighPURCS 2017 - A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs -- searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX [oral presentation]

  • sdOB8 2017 - The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification [oral presentation]

  • NCAM 2017 - The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification [oral presentation]

  • AAS 231 - Using Deep Learning to Analyze the Voices of Stars [Poster]

  • HighPURCS 2018 - Using Deep Learning to Analyze The Voices of Stars [Poster]

Publications:

Software

Most of the software I develop can be be found on my github page. Everything there is under the MIT license unless explicitly stated otherwise. 

  • astroSynth

    • Synthetic pulsating star light curve generation suite

    • Installable via pip

  • mplEasyAnimate

    • High level interface over imageio allowing allowing for the creation of animations from a list of matplotlib figures.

    • Installable via pip

  • FaRVaE

    • Automatic aperture and annulus definition tool for aperture photometry

  • SAUL

    • Spectral Analysis UtiLity, radial velocity extraction from reduced spectra produced out of the CHIRON on the SMARTS 1.5 meter telescope.

  • pyBJD [Deprecated]

    • Python bindings for Ohio state UTC to BJD conversion

    • Installable via pip

Awards & Honors:

  • High Point University Presidential Scholarship

  • High Point University Honors Scholars Program

  • High Point University Dean's list

    • Fall 2015

    • Spring 2016

    • Fall 2016

    • Spring 2017

  • Barry M. Goldwater 2017 Honorable Mention

  • Barry M. Goldwater 2018 Scholarship

  • NCHC Portz Scholar 2018

  • Physics Department Endowed Schoarlship 2018

Skills & Languages:

  • Computer Languages

    • Expert

      • Python 2 & 3

      • C/C++

    • Comfortable

      • MATLAB

      • Arduino

      • PHP

      • Mathmatica

    • Familer

      • FORTRAN

      • Labview

      • JavaScript

  • Software Skills

    • LaTeX

    • Excel

    • MongoDB

    • mySQL

  • Carpentry

 Other Activities:

  • Student Instructor for Multi-variable Calculus (Calculus III)

  • Lead two python classes

    • Introduction to python modules for data science

    • Introduction to deep-learning and how to implement it in python

  • Technical Director at Encore Stage & Studio

    • Cul-de-sac (Summer 2016)

    • Jungle Book (Summer 2017)