Connor Stone, in a nutshell.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université de Montréal with an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and a CITA National Fellowship. My work focuses on intrinsic statistical properties of galaxy populations, astronomical image processing, and strong gravitational lensing. In my previous work I developed a Bayesian technique to measure the intrinsic diversity in galaxy populations. I also developed a code called AutoProf which extracts non-parametric brightness profiles for galaxies.
Up next for me I am working on the next iteration of AutoProf. This will allow nonparametric fitting with PSF effects included, multiband imaging, and all of it will be GPU accelerated. Once that’s online I plan to look at strong gravitational lenses and determine the most sophisticated models of lens galaxies to date. Stay tuned!
In my infinite spare time I like to do astrophotography, science outreach, hiking, D&D, and travel the world. I have some examples of my astrophotography and outreach activities on this site. And of course all of these activities are more fun with my wife!