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  Chen CAO,  Male,  born: 1981.01                                               

  School of Space Science and Physics,  Shandong University at Weihai 
  180 Wenhua West Road, Weihai, Shandong 264209, China

  Tel:  86-13686318965         Emailccao00@gmail.com

Visiting Scholar, Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Visiting Scholar, July - August 2008
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Ph.D. in Astrophysics, July 2008
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), Beijing, China

Summer semesters in Stellar astrophysics (2004, Nanjing), Cosmology and Galaxy Clusters (2005, Tianjin),
Planetary physics (2005, Weihai), and AGN astrophysics (2007, Hefei; 2007, Torun, Poland)

B.S. in Physics (Applied Optics), June 2003
Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Research Interests
  • Star formation activity & distribution in nearby and distant galaxies
  • Interaction/merger systems, galaxy pairs, (Ultra-)Luminous infrared galaxies, QSOs
  • Barred galaxies, Galaxy secular evolution
  • Extrasolar planet transit & RV search and analysis
  • Astronomical data mining, reduction & analysis

[1] Mid-Infrared Spectroscopic Properties of Ultra-Luminous Infrared Quasars
Cao, C., Xia, X.-Y., Wu, H., Mao, S., Hao, C.-N., & Deng, Z.-G.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 390, Issue 1, pp. 336-348, 2008.  (ADSarXiv)
[2] Large Misalignment between Stellar Bar and Dust Pattern in NGC 3488 Revealed by Spitzer and SDSS
Cao, C., Wu, H., Wang, Z., Ho, L. C., Huang, J.-S., & Deng, Z.-G.
New Astronomy, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp. 16-23, 2008.  (

[3] Multiwavelength Study of Young Massive Star Clusters in the Interacting Galaxy Arp 24
Cao, C., & Wu, H.
Astronomical Journal, Volume 133, Issue 4, pp. 1710-1721, 2007.  (ADS ;arXiv)
[4] A Catalog of Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the IRAS Survey and the Second Data Release of the SDSS
Cao, C., Wu, H., Wang, J.-L., Hao, C.-N., Deng, Z.-G., Xia, X.-Y., & Zou, Z.-L.
Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 197-209, 2006.  (
[5] Applying the Support Vector Machine Method to Matching IRAS and SDSS Catalogues
Cao, C.
Data Science Journal Supplement, Volume 6, pp. 756-759, 2007. (
[6] PAH and Mid-Infrared Luminosities as Measures of Star Formation Rate in Spitzer First Look Survey Galaxies
Wu, H., Cao, C., Hao, C.-N., Liu, F.-S., Wang, J.-L., Xia, X.-Y., Deng, Z.-G., Young, C. K.-S.
Astrophysical Journal Letter, Volume 632, Issue 2, pp. 79-82, 2005.  (
[7] Effects of Metallicity and AGN Activity on the Mid-Infrared Dust Emission of Galaxies
Wu, H., Zhu, Y.-N., Cao, C., & Qin, B.
Astrophysical Journal, Volume 668, Issue 1, pp. 87-93, 2007.  (
ADS ;arXiv)
[8] The Debris Disk Candidates in Spitzer SWIRE Fields
Wu, H., Wolf, S., Cao, C., & Hu, J.-Y.
Astronomical Journal, submitted, 2007. 
[9] Morphological Dependence of MIR Properties on SDSS Galaxies in the Spitzer SWIRE Survey
Li, H.-N., Wu, H., Cao, C., & Zhu, Y.-N.
Astronomical Journal, Volume 134, Issue 4, pp. 1315-1329, 2007.  (
[10] Correlations between MIR, FIR, Ha, and FUV Luminosities for Spitzer SWIRE-field Galaxies
Zhu, Y.-N., Wu, H., Cao, C., & Li, H.-N.
Astrophysical Journal, Volume 686, Issue 1, pp. 155-171, 2008.  (ADS
[11] The Mid-to-Far infrared Spectral Energy Distribution of galaxies in Spitzer First Look Survey Field
Wen, X.-Q., Wu, H., Cao, C., & Xia, X.-Y.
Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 187-198, 2007.  (
[12] Morphology of Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Local Universe
Wang, J.-L., Xia, X.-Y., Mao, S., Cao, C., Wu, H., & Deng, Z.-G.
Astrophysical Journal, Volume 649, Issue 2, pp. 722-729, 2006.  (
ADS ;arXiv)
[13] A giant outburst two years before the core-collapse of a massive star
Pastorello, A., ... , Cao, C., et al.
Nature, Volume 447, Issue 7146, pp. 829-832, 2007.  (
ADS ;arXiv)

[1] Cao, C.  ' Mid-Infrared Spectroscopic Properties of Infrared Ultraluminous Quasars '
Legacy of Multi-wavelength Surveys Conference, 2007, Xining, China  
  --- ppt
  --- ppt_2 (a similar talk given in the AGN/VLTI summer school held in Torun, Poland, 2007)
  --- ppt_3 (the newest talk on this topic given at Harvard/CfA, August, 2008)
[2] Cao, C.  ' Multiwavelength Study of Young Massive Star Clusters in the Interacting Galaxy Arp 24 '
Chinese Astronomical Society annual meeting for the year, 2006, Shanghai, China
  --- ppt (in Chinese)              English version available:  ppt
  --- ppt_2  (Talk on the mini-workshop held in Shanghai, 2006 about SDSS data mining)
[3] Cao, C.  ' Catalog matching between IRAS and SDSS '
Chinese Virtual Observatory annual meeting for the year, 2005, Weihai, China
  --- ppt (in Chinese)