Hi, I'm Bryce!
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the DiRAC Institute in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington and a UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington eScience Institute.
I develop software and algorithms as a member of the Commissioning team for the Vera Rubin Observatory and the associated Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). Rubin Observatory is currently under construction in Chile and when brought online the LSST will take images of the entire southern night sky for 10 years giving us an unprecedented, high-resolution movie of the cosmos.
My scientific interests focus on creating new tools and methods to study large, complex datasets like the LSST through simulations, machine learning and high performance computing. These interests take me across a range of astronomical topics from detecting the faintest asteroids in our Solar System to measuring the distances to far-off galaxies. I am a member of two LSST Science Collaborations: the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (LSST SSSC) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (LSST DESC) where I am the co-convener of the Cosmological and Survey Simulations Working Group.
In my free time I love to get outside any way I can from running ultras on the high trails of the Cascades to hiking along lakes and rivers with my family.