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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

    Skills & Languages:

    • Computer Languages
      • Expert
        • Python 2 & 3
        • C/C++
      • Comfortable 
        • MATLAB
        • Arduino
        • PHP
      • 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)