CV

Michael D. Schneider

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Research Interests

Dark energy; Astrophysics; Numerical simulations; Statistical modeling; Image analysis; Optical design; High-performance computing

Current Position

Research Scientist, Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 11/2012 – present

Research Grants

Principal Investigator on LLNL Laboratory Directed Research & Development, October 2015 – September 2018.

Principal Investigator on DOE Office of Science Field Work Proposal at LLNL, Point Spread Function Modeling for Precision Weak Lensing Measurements with LSST, April 2014 start.

Principal Investigator on NASA ROSES Grant, Joint Analysis of Galaxy Imaging for Photometric Redshift Assignments in the WFIRST-AFTA Lensing Survey, April 2015 – March 2017.

Principal Investigator on LLNL Laboratory Directed Research & Development, Measuring Dark Energy with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, October 2012 – September 2015.

LLNL 7th Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge allocation, Exploring Dark Energy Models through Cosmological Simulation, FY2013.

LLNL 8th Institutional Unclassified Computing Grand Challenge allocation, Exploring Dark Energy Models through Cosmological Simulation, FY2014.

Co-Investigator on NASA Astrophysics Theory ROSES Grant, Enabling Precise Measurements of Dark Energy through Numerical Simulations of Weak Gravitational Lensing, FY2015 – FY2018, PI: Jason Rhodes (JPL).

Publications (Full list separate page)
Refereed Publications: 22      Total Citations: 860      H-index: 16

Previous Employment

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Prize Post-doctoral Fellowship, UC Davis, 02/2012 – 11/2012

Post-doctoral Research Staff, Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 08/2010 – 11/2012

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, 10/2008 – 08/2010

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Davis, 2008
Advisor: Professor Lloyd Knox
Thesis: Cosmological constraints from surveys of the weak lensing of galaxies

M.S. Physics, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2005
Advanced to Ph.D. candidacy

B.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
with High Distinction in the curriculum

Selected Invited Talks

Astronomy in the 2020s: Synergies with WFIRST, STScI, Baltimore MD, June 2017
Enabling Cosmological Resonances between WFIRST and LSST, Caltech, September 2016
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI, CMU, May 2016
DOE ASCR Data+Compute summit, Washington, D.C., March 2016
Future Challenges in Shear Estimation, UPenn, December 2015
12th Conference on the Intersection of Particle and Nuclear Physics, May 2015
Stanford Cosmology Seminar, March 2015
LLNL Applied Statistics Group seminar, October 2014
Joint DES-LSST Workshop, Fermilab, March 2014
UC Davis Cosmology Seminar, January 2014
SLAC KIPAC teak talk: LSST DESC Bay Area Weak Lensing activities, September 2013
NASA JPL astrophysics seminar, September 2013
Carnegie Mellon astronomy seminar, March 2013

Awards and Honors

DOE Early Career Award, 2017
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Prize Post-doctoral Fellowship offer, 2011
Excellence in Publication award, LLNL Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, 2011 / 2014
British Council Researcher Exchange Programme award, 2007
Richard J. Plano Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Rutgers, 2004
Outstanding Senior Thesis (theory), UIUC Department of Physics, 2003
Lorella M. Jones Fellowship, UIUC Department of Physics, 2002

Professional Activities

Member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration.
Co-convener of the working group on Weak Gravitational Lensing.
Active member of working groups on Large-scale Structure, Theory & Joint Probes, Computation.
Served on review panels for the National Science Foundation AAG program.
Referee for Physical Review Letters,
The Astrophysical Journal,
Astrophysical Journal Letters,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), and
MNRAS Letters.
Member of the American Astronomical Society and the American Physical Society.
Contributing author to the 2013 USA Snowmass process for the high energy physics community.
Contributor to the Euclid ESA mission proposal “Yellow book” (to establish the science case of the mission – 2009).

Teaching Experience

Postdoc supervisor, LLNL, Fall 2013 – Spring 2016
Teaching assistant, Introductory physics, Rutgers, Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
Teaching assistant, “Introduction to Physics Research”, UIUC, Spring 2003