Tarraneh Eftekhari CV

Education

2015 - Present   | Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
2017   | A.M. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
2014   | B.S. Astrophysics, minor in mathematics, magna cum laude, University of New Mexico


Experience and Employment

Graduate Research Assistant, Harvard University

2015 - Present | Masters Project, Advisor: Edo Berger
Longterm Multi-wavelength Monitoring of the Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451

Content Developer, HarvardX

2017 - Present | Super-Earths and Life Online Course

Laboratory Assistant, Harvard University

2015 - 2016 | Advisor: Lincoln Greenhill
Development of a Low-Noise Amplifier for the Large Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Ages

Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of New Mexico

2013 - 2015 | Honors Thesis, Advisor: Greg Taylor
A Low Frequency Survey of Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar

Summer Student, ASTRON, Netherlands

2014 | Advisor: Richard Fallows
Heliospheric Faraday Rotation from the Crab Pulsar

Long Wavelength Array Telescope Operator

2013 - 2015



Teaching

2018 | Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
The Unity of Science: From the Big Bang to the Brontosaurus and Beyond

2017 | Teaching Fellow, Harvard University
The Unity of Science: From the Big Bang to the Brontosaurus and Beyond
Awards

2017 | National Science Foundation GRFP Honorable Mention
2017 | Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (SPU 22)
2014 | New Mexico Space Grant Consortium Scholarship
2013 | University of New Mexico Undergraduate Research Award
Telescope Time Allocations (as PI)

Very Large Array | 6 hr
Chandra                 | 105 ks
Professional Service

2017 | Facilitator, Chandra Cycle 19 Peer Review
Professional Development

2017 | Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics, The Physics of Astronomical Transients
2017 | La Serena School of Data Science, Applied Tools for Data Driven Sciences
2014, 2016 | NRAO Synthesis Imaging Workshop
Outreach Activities

2018 | Poster Judge, National Collegiate Research Conference
2017 | Graduate Student Panel, Wellesley College
2017 | DayCon 2017: Planet Earth Speaker Chair, Science in the News, Harvard University
2017 | Tech Team Mentor, Science Club for Girls
2016 - Present| Blog Writer, Science in the News, Harvard University
2016 - 2017 | Undergraduate Women in Science Mentor, Harvard University
2016 | Young Leaders in Stem Mentor, Science Club for Girls
2016 | Digital Mentor, YouthAstroNet
2013 - 2015 | Telescope Operator, UNM Campus Observatory
Computer Skills

Langauges | Python, Latex, MATLAB, HTML, CSS
Software | CASA, CIAO, XSPEC, DS9, Genesys RF and Microwave Design

Publications

A Precise Distance to the Host Galaxy of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 Using Surface Brightness Fluctuations
Cantiello et al. 2018 | Submitted to ApJL | arXiv:1801.06080

The Binary Neutron Star event LIGO/VIRGO GW170817 a hundred days after merger: synchrotron emission across the electromagnetic spectrum
Margutti et al. 2018 | Submitted to ApJL | arXiv:1801.03531

Radio Monitoring of the Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451. III. Late-time Jet Energetics and a Deviation from Equipartition
T. Eftekhari et al. 2018 | Submitted to ApJ | arXiv:1710.07289

Improved Constraints on H0 from a combined analysis of gravitational-wave and electromagnetic emission from GW170817
Guidorzi et al. 2017 | Submitted to ApJL | arXiv:1710.06426

A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant
Abbott et al. 2017 | Nature | arXiv:1710.05835

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Dark Energy Camera Discovery of the Optical Counterpartt
Soares-Santos et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05459

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-IR Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models
Cowperthwaite et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05840

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. III. Optical and UV Spectra of a Blue Kilonova From Fast Polar Ejecta
Nicholl et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05456

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. IV. Detection of Near-infrared Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis with Gemini-South
Chornock et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05454

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. V. Rising X-ray Emission from an Off-Axis Jet
Margutti et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05431

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. VI. Radio Constraints on a Relativistic Jet and Predictions for Late-Time Emission from the Kilonova Ejecta
Alexander et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05457

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. VII. Properties of the Host Galaxy and Constraints on the Merger Timescale
Blanchard et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05458

The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/VIRGO GW170817. VIII. A Comparison to Cosmological Short-duration Gamma-ray Bursts
Fong et al. 2017 | ApJL| arXiv:1710.05438

Design and characterization of the Large-Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Age (LEDA) radiometer systems
Price et al. 2017 | Submitted to MNRAS | arXiv:1709.09313

Bifrost: a Python/C++ Framework for High-Throughput Stream Processing in Astronomy
Cranmer et al. 2017 | JAI | arXiv:1708.00720

Associating Fast Radio Bursts to Their Host Galaxies
T. Eftekhari and E. Berger 2017 | ApJ | arxiv: 1705.02998

Empirical constraints on the origin of fast radio bursts: volumetric rates and host galaxy demographics as a test of millisecond magnetar connection
Nicholl et al. 2017 | ApJ | arXiv:1704.00022

A Low Frequency Survey of Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar
T. Eftekhari et al. 2016 | ApJ | arXiv:1607.08612

Bayesian constraints on the global 21-cm signal from the Cosmic Dawn
Bernardi et al. 2016 | ApJ | arXiv:1606.06006

Pulsar Observations Using the First Station of the Long Wavelength Array and the LWA Pulsar Data Archive
Stovall et al. 2015 | ApJ | arXiv:1411.3751v2

Digital Signal Processing using Stream High Performance Computing: A 512-input Broadband Correlator for Radio Astronomy
Kocz et al. 2015 | JAI | arXiv:1411.3751v2
Presentations

Radio Monitoring of the Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451
T. Eftekhari et al. | 2017 | Jerusalem Winter School in Theoretical Physics, The Physics of Astronomical Transients

Associating Fast Radio Bursts to Their Host Galaxies
T. Eftekhari, E. Berger | 2017 | Workshop on Fast Radio Bursts, McGill University

Longterm Multi-wavelength Monitoring of the Relativistic Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451
T. Eftekhari, E. Berger, & B. A. Zauderer | 2017 | American Astronomical Society 229th Meeting

Tidal Disruption Events: A Multi-Wavelength Approach
T. Eftekhari | 2016 | Time-Domain Astrophysics: Incorporating Observations, Theory, and Computation in the American Northeast

A Low Frequency Survey of Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar
T. Eftekhariet al. | 2015 | American Astronomical Society 225th Meeting