I'm a first year PhD student at the University of Queensland.
For my PhD I will be using numerical simulations to investigate the effect of dark matter subhalos in on Milky Way-type galaxies. Specifically, I will be testing whether the kinematic heating of galactic disks can be explained by gravitational interaction with subhalos; and the effect of subhalos on tidal streams from stripped satellites surrounding galaxies.
I use C, matlab and ubuntu (and am in the process of learning CUDA). I'm also interested in HPC and GPU computing.