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Center for Computational Astrophysics
Flatiron Institute
162 5th Avenue
New York NY 10010
United States of America

sfeeney [at] simonsfoundation.org

I am now a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York. Prior to this I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Astrophysics Group at Imperial College London, after having worked under the supervision of Dr Hiranya Peiris in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL. My research interests include observational cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, early-universe physics, machine learning, and physical applications of Bayesian probability theory.

I obtained my PhD (thesis title "Novel Algorithms for Early-Universe Cosmology") from UCL, and my Master's degree (thesis title "Automated Detection of Classical Novae with Neural Networks") from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, where I was a member of Gonville and Caius College. Between my undergraduate and postgraduate study, I worked as a software engineer in environmental finance and web development.