Michelle Ntampaka

Michelle Ntampaka

Assistant Astronomer
Space Telescope Science Institute
Michelle Ntampaka

Michelle Ntampaka's research focuses on constraining cosmological models with the large scale structure of the Universe. 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 and she is currently a HDSI postdoctoral fellow.  In the fall of 2020, she stepped into the role of tenure-track Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.

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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