I'm currently Hubble Fellow Department of Astronomy of the University of Texas at Austin. Before starting my Hubble in 2015, I was the Harlan J. Smith Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
My research is focused on systematics in the Kepler and K2 fields (e.g., planet occurrence, global population parameters, binarity), as well as fundamental properties (radius, metallicity, mass, luminosity) of late-type (late K and M) and ultracool (M6 and later) dwarfs and their young (<1 Gyr old) counterparts. I'm also interested in computational methods to analyze problems and large data sets, e.g., machine learning.
I'm a co-PI of the ZEIT (Zodiacal Exoplanets in Time) survey, which focuses on identifying and characterizing planets in young clusters and star forming regions (e.g., Upper Sco, Hyades, and Pleiades) with data from the K2 mission. Check out some of the media/press coverage from this survey.
I completed my my PhD thesis in August 2013 at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii working with Eric Gaidos. My thesis work centered on M dwarfs with transiting planets. This included developing techniques to find new transiting planets around M dwarfs, methods to measure M dwarf metallicities, and studying systematics in transiting planet surveys (e.g., Kepler).
Feel free to contact me at amann [at] astro.as.utexas.edu.
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