I'm a professor in, and chair of, the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. My current research interests focus on ground-based (e.g., SDSS, 3.5m, and in the future LSST) and space-based (e.g., HST and Chandra) observations of high energy phenomema, especially quasars and ultracompact binaries. A list of recent publications is appended to my vitae. Some of the past PhD students I've worked with include: Marcel Agueros, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, Breanna Binder, Daryl Haggard, Richard Plotkin, and David Syphers, and I also currently collaborate often John Ruan. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in High Energy Astrophysics, and in Radiative Processes.
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