Chris Lam

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Planet Formation, CCA, Flatiron Institute

Chris Lam is a 3rd-year graduate student in the Astronomy Department at the University of Florida and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. At UF, he works with Professor Sarah Ballard on using exoplanet demographics to constrain the timescales over which the architectures of planetary systems evolve. At the CCA, he will be working as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow on an information theoretic approach to scheduling radial velocity (RV) observations, providing a consistent and general way to prioritize precious RV follow-up resources. Before starting at UF, Chris was a data scientist for three years. He received his dual bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Georgetown University (science and technology policy) and Columbia University (applied math).

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