CURRICULUM VITAE 

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Basic Information:

  • Name: Thomas Macaulay Boudreaux

  • Personal Email: Thomas@boudreauxmail.com

  • Alternative Email: tboudrea@highpoint.edu

  • Phone Number: (571)-428-8828

  • Faculty Mentor: Brad N. Barlow

  • ADS Author Page: click here

  • Google Scholar Page: click here

Education:

  • High Point University (Expected Graduation May 2019) [Current 3.94 GPA]

    • Computational Physics (Major, GPA: 3.95)

    • Mathathmatics (Minor)


Of all the humans I know of Thomas Boudreaux is most assuredly one of them
— Linda McPerson

REUs & Internships:

  • SASP at Space Telescope Science Institute (Summer 2016)

    • Project: A search for short period pulsation in all hot subdwarfs with GALEX

  • Harvard SAO REU (Summer 2018)

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

Publications:


Who Said I am a lizard Man?
— Thomas Boudreaux

Oral Presentations

  • National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Meeting, 2018, Boston, MA

    • “The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification” [Invited]

  • North Carolina Astronomers Meeting, 2017, Greensboro, NC

    • “The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification”

  • Eighth Annual Meeting on Hot Subdwarfs and Related Objects, 2017, Krakòw, Poland

    • “The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification”

  • High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium, 2017, High Point, NC

    • “A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs – searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX”

  • Meeting of Astronomers in South Carolina, 2017, Greenville, SC

    • “The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to Time Domain Astrophysics”

  • North Carolina Astronomers Meeting, 2016, Greensboro, NC

    • “A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs – searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX”

Poster Presentations

  • High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium, 2018, High Point, NC

    • “Listening to the voices of Stars with Deep Neural Networks”

  • 231st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 2018, Washington D.C.

  • North Carolina Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, 2017, High Point, NC

    • “A Virtual Survey of all known Hot Subdwarfs – searching for p-mode pulsations with GALEX”

  • High Point University Research and Creative Works Symposium, 2016, High Point, NC

    • “New Long Period Hot Subdwarfs from the Hobby-Eberly Telescope”

  • 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 2016, Kissimmee, FL

Might be a ghost, but has terrible taste in shoes so if he is a ghost, he’s a very modern ghost embracing the counter cultural hipster movement.
— Annika F. Definatlyexists
 
Thomas Boudreaux is definitely his name.
— David Humanman

Awards & Honors:

  • The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, 2018

  • High Point University Department of Physics, 2018

    • Endowed Scholarship

  • National Collegiate Honors Council, 2018

  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honors Society, 2018

    • Elected Associate Member

  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society, 2018

    • Elected Member

  • The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, 2017

  • High Point University, 2015–Present

    • Presidential Scholarship

  • High Point University, 2015–Present

    • Honors Scholar

  • High Point University, 2015–Present

    • Dean’s List


Skills & Languages:

  • Programming Languages

    • Expert: Python, C / C++

    • Comfortable: MATLAB, Arduino, PHP, Mathematica

    • Familiar: FORTRAN, LabView, JavaScript

  • Web Backend Technologies: Flask, MongoDB, MySQL, Google App Engine

  • Misc: Period04, Docker, GitHub, ZFS, LaTeX, Bash, Zsh


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


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)


I’ve never met a person more extant than Thomas Boudreaux
— Elias F. Veryreal