Alex Ji

I am currently a Carnegie Fellow at Carnegie Observatories. From 2017-2020 I was a Hubble Fellow, also at Carnegie. I graduated in 2017 with a PhD in Physics from the Astrophysics division at MIT, advised by Anna Frebel. In 2020, I will move to the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

I grew up in the California Bay Area where I spent most of my time doing math and playing piano. I graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a Physics BS (minor in CS) and in 2012 with a Statistics MS, specializing in applied statistics and learning methods. I really enjoy teaching, and at Stanford I taught many courses, including the first generation of the student initiated course Practical Computing for Scientists. I also sang and played piano for Side by Side, and presided over the Stanford SPS. More recently, I have participated in the PDP program by UCSC-ISEE. In my spare time, I enjoy eating food, board games, hiking, and classical music.

Photo credit: Damien Jemison