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I am currently a research fellowworking on observational cosmology, at Korea Institute for Advanced Study. I received my PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst under the supervision of Prof. Daniela Calzetti. Then, I continued my academic career as postdocs at NOAO and UT Austin.  

My research has been focused on stellar feedbacks in nearby starburst galaxies, clustering properties of Lyman alpha emitters, environment effects on galaxy formation and evolution, and a new way of thinking to analyze cosmic structures, `network cosmology'. 

You can find the details about my scientific research on the "research" tabs above. 

I also have been interested in developing new data reduction techniques. I have developed an objective method to remove the stellar continuum emission from narrow-band images to derive emission-line images (2014, PASP, 126, 79; https://sites.google.com/site/shongcontisub/home) during working on stellar feedbacks in nearby starburst galaxies, and an automated and objective method to detect emission lines in faint-object spectroscopy (2014, PASP, 126, 1048) during working on clustering properties of Lyman alpha emitters. About the HETDEX project, I have found a way to minimize the effect of time-dependent sampling patterns on power spectrum measurement and improved an algorithm to find guide and wave front sensor stars for the HETDEX survey. My personal github repository is https://github.com/shongscience

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About my personal life, I am a hard-core music addict, exploring all genres from heavy metals to classical musics. I am also a hobby guitar player with sloppy hands, but with shiny equipments, Gibson ES-339 and Fender Stratocaster.  




Contact Info:
Korea Institute for Advanced Study
85 Hoegiro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Email: shong (a@t) kias.re.kr
Office: +82) 2 - 958 - 2514