SEAN T. McWILLIAMS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

MORGANTOWN, WV 26506

 

MCWILLIAMS GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE ASTRONOMY GROUP


CURRENT MEMBERS (WITH PROJECT DESCRIPTION):


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  1. -Paul Baker (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries, NANOGrav global pipeline development)


GRADUATE STUDENTS

  1. -Serdar Bilgili (optimization of LIGO waveform models for parameter estimation)

  2. -Belinda Cheeseboro (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries using unmodeled methods)

  3. -Ashok Choudhary (visualization and development of GRMHD/GRFFE simulations)

  4. -Amber Lenon (LIGO data analysis of eccentric binaries using existing and developing waveforms)

  5. -Patrick Nelson (highly eccentric numerical simulations/waveform modeling)


UNDERGRADUATES

  1. -Willie Beeson (NANOGrav source population modeling)

  2. -Trey McNeely (NANOGrav source population modeling, graduating May 2017, starting Ph. D. at Carnegie Mellon in Fall 2017))


FORMER MEMBERS:


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  1. -Eliu Huerta (now a staff scientist at NCSA/UIUC)

  2. -Fan Zhang (now a professor at Beijing Normal University)


UNDERGRADUATES

  1. -Kai Sheng Tai (co-supervised with Frans Pretorius at Princeton, now a Ph. D. student at Stanford)