Computational Cosmology Research

Friday, October 7, 2011

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Cecilia AragonHuman Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Cecilia Aragon developed technology used by her colleague at UC-Berkeley, 2011 Nobel Prize of Physics Laureate Saul Perlmutter, in his computational cosmology research. According to an article just published in Scientific Computing, Sunfall, developed by Aragon and collaborators at UC-Berkeley, has "eliminated 90% of the human labor from the supernova search and follow-up workflow, and its statistical algorithms reduced the number of false-positive supernovae candidates by a factor of 10." Sunfall was part of the research for which Aragon received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).