Michelle Ntampaka's research focuses on constraining cosmological models with galaxy clusters. She uses machine learning and statistical tools to tease out complicated patterns in the data that are inaccessible through more traditional means. She received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Michelle is a former high school teacher and is actively involved in education and public outreach. She has traveled to Africa to train Rwandan high school science teachers on delivering memorable lecture demonstrations, and more recently, has been developing lesson plans to teach astronomy to kindergarteners through stories and play.
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