Education

Ph.D. Astrophysics / Computer Science

International Max Planck Research School • 2018

 • Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
 • Department of Astronomy, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
 • Institute of Computer Science, University of Göttingen, Germany
Fellow of the National Physical Science Consortium
Thesis Topic: Inverse Problems in Asteroseismology

M.Sc. Computer Science

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA • 2014

School of Informatics and Computing (Minor in Bioinformatics)
Fellow of the National Physical Science Consortium
GPA: 3.94/4.0

B.Sc. Applied Mathematics

B.Sc. Computer Science

State University of New York at Oswego, USA • 2012

Honors Thesis: Multiphase Relations of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids
GPA: 3.81/4.0 (summa cum laude, ranked #1 in computer science)

Research Experience

Universities

Aarhus University (2018 — 2021)
Stellar Astrophysics Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aarhus, Denmark
Asteroseismic inversions of evolved stars

Yale University (2016 — 2017)
Visiting Assistant in Research, New Haven, CT, USA
Asteroseismic inversions of solar-like stars

Indiana University Bloomington (2013 — 2015)
Research Assistant, Bloomington, IN, USA
Protein inference and quantification from tandem mass spectrometry

Federal University of Alagoas (Summer 2011)
Research Student, Physics Institute, Maceió, Brazil
Dynamics of interacting electrons in disordered systems

Federal University of Santa Catarina (Summer 2010)
Research Student, Florianópolis, Brazil
Multiphase relations of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids

Federal University of Santa Caratina (Summer 2010)
IRES/NSF Research Student, Itajubá, Brazil
Chimera: an automated observatory system


Laboratories

[MPS] Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (2015 — 2018)
Ph.D. Candidate, Stellar Ages & Galactic Evolution Group, Göttingen, Germany
Fundamental stellar parameters in an instant with machine learning

[NIST] National Institute of Standards and Technology (Summers 2013, 2014)
Guest Researcher, Information Technology Laboratory, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
HydratiCA Information Discoverer (HIDE), a data mining tool for 3D chemical simulations

[NII] National Institute of Informatics (Spring 2013)
Research Student, National Center of Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Asynchronous updating in elementary cellular automata with stochastic perturbations

[NASA] National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Summer 2012)
Summer Research Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, USA
CASSIUS, a communication tool for the Cassini mission to Saturn

Teaching Experience

Yale University (Spring 2017)
Teaching Assistant, Department of Astronomy
ASTR 550 — Stellar Astrophysics

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Summer 2016)
Assistant, Institut für Astrophysik
M.Phy.552 — Numerical Experiments in Stellar Physics

Indiana University Bloomington (Fall 2012)
Associate Instructor, School of Informatics and Computing
CSCI-C211/A591 — Introduction to Computer Science
Ranked in the top 5% of instructors [teaching evaluation]

SUNY Oswego (Fall 2010)
Seminar Leader, Honors Program
HON 150 — Introduction to Honors

Publications

Google Scholar | ADS | ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4456-4863
number of publications = 17 | number of citations = 92 | h-index = 5
Erdős number = 3 (via Steven Reyner & Bennet Manvel)


Refereed Articles

  1. Bellinger, E. P., Basu, S., Hekker, S., Ball, W. (2017). Model-independent Measurement of Internal Stellar Structure in 16 Cygni A and B. The Astrophysical Journal, 851 (2), 80.

  2. Bellinger, E. P., Angelou, G. C., Hekker, S., Basu, S., Ball, W., Guggenberger, E. (2016). Fundamental Parameters of Main-Sequence Stars in an Instant with Machine Learning. The Astrophysical Journal, 830 (1), 20.

  3. Angelou, G. C., Bellinger, E. P., Hekker, S., Basu, S. (2017). On the Statistical Properties of the Lower Main Sequence. The Astrophysical Journal, 839 (2), 116.

  4. Tang, Y., Basu, S., Davies, G. R., Bellinger, E. P., Gai, Ning (2018). Asteroseismology of KIC 8263801: Is it a member of NGC 6866 and a red clump star? Accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

  5. Guggenberger, E., Hekker, S., Basu, S., Angelou, G. C., Bellinger, E. P. (2017). Mitigating the mass dependence in the Δν scaling relation of red-giant stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470 (2), doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx1253.

  6. Guggenberger, E., Hekker, S., Basu, S., Bellinger, E. P. (2016). Significantly improving stellar mass and radius estimates: A new reference function for the Δν scaling relation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 461 (2), doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw1326.

  7. Glover, M., Bellinger, E. P., Radivojac, P., Clemmer, D. (2015). Penultimate Proline in Neuropeptides. Analytic Chemistry, 87 (16), 8466–8472, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01889.

  8. Ji, C., Li, Y. F., Bellinger, E. P., Li, S., Arnold, R. J., Radivojac, P., Tang, H. (2015). A maximum-likelihood approach to absolute protein quantification in mass spectrometry. In refereed proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics (pp. 296-305).

  9. Ngeow, C. C., Kanbur, S. M., Bellinger, E. P., Marconi, M., Musella, I., Cignoni, M., & Lin, Y. H. (2012). Period-luminosity relations for Cepheid variables: from mid-infrared to multi-phase. Astrophysics and Space Science, 341(1), 105-113, doi: 10.1007/s10509-012-1018-5.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Bellinger, E. P., Angelou, G. C., Hekker, S., Basu, S., Ball, W., Guggenberger, E. (2017). Fundamental Parameters in an Instant with Machine Learning: Application to Kepler LEGACY Targets. Seismology of the Sun and Distant Stars, EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 160, id.05003.

  2. Hekker, S., Elsworth, Y., Basu, S., Bellinger, E. P. (2017). Evolutionary states of red-giant stars from grid-based modelling. Seismology of the Sun and Distant Stars, EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 160, id.04006.

  3. Bellinger, E. P., Wysocki, D., Kanbur, S. M. (2015). Measuring amplitudes of harmonics and combination frequencies in variable stars. Communications from the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 105.

  4. Bellinger, E. P., Kanbur, S. M., & Ngeow, C. C. (2012). New insights into the Cepheid PL Relation through the use of multiphase relations. Proceedings of the 20th Stellar Pulsations Conference.

  5. Reyner, S., Bellinger, E. P., & Kanbur, S. M. (2012). The approximation of RR Lyrae and eclipsing binary light curves using cubic polynomials. Proceedings of the 20th Stellar Pulsations Conference.

  6. Bellinger, E. P. (2012). Multiphase Relations of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids. Proceedings of the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

  7. Bellinger, E. P., Kanbur, S. M., & Ngeow, C. C. (2011). Multiphase Comparison of Period-Luminosity Relations for Magellanic Cloud Cepheids. Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics (Vol. 451, p. 311).

Technical Reports

  1. Bellinger, E. P., Conner, D., Mittman, D., Magee, K., & Heventhal, B. (2012). CASSIUS: the Cassini Uplink Scheduler. Jet Propulsion Laboratory: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, hdl:2014/43122.

Languages

Computer

Expertise: R, Python, Bash, LaTeX, HTML, CLISP, Scheme, Java, MATLAB

Proficiency: C, Javascript, Perl, SQL, FORTRAN 77/95, CSS

Familiarity: ActionScript, Assembly, BASIC, C++, Haskell, Mathematica, ML, PHP, Prolog, Ruby, VB

Natural

English (native), German, Portuguese, Spanish

Selected Talks

    (Invited)

Conferences

TASC4/KASC11: First Light in a new Era of Astrophysics
Aarhus, Denmark • July 2018
Testing stellar physics with asteroseismic inversions for the core structures of solar-type stars

ERES-III: Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science
New Haven, CT, USA • June 2017
Fundamental Parameters of Exoplanet Host Stars with Asteroseismology

RR Lyrae 2015
Visegrád, Hungary • October 2015
Resolving combination frequency amplitudes of multi-mode pulsators

American Astronomical Society
Seattle, WA, USA • January 2015
Optimal Model Discovery of Periodic Variable Stars

National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Weber State University, Ogden, UT, USA • March 2012
Multiphase Relations of Cepheid Variable Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

Workshops

6th Aarhus Workshop on Red Giant Branch Modelling
Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, Germany • May 2016
Stellar Parameters in an Instant with Machine Learning

Delhi Workshop on Variable Stars
University of Delhi, India • January 2015
Calibrating the Cepheid Distance Scale

Kerala Workshop on Stellar Astrophysics
St. Thomas College, Kerala, India • January 2014
Automated Supervised Classification of Variable Stars

Colloquia/Seminars

SAC Seminar
Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark • January 2018
Determining Stellar Structure with Asteroseismology Using Novel Techniques

Madison Seminar
Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison • November 2017
From Starlight to Stellar Ages with Asteroseismology

IMPRS Solar System School Seminar
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany • July 2017
The Seismic Structures of Solar-Type Stars: Surmising the Speeds of Sound Inside 16 Cygni

Yale Professional Seminar
Department of Astronomy, Yale University • February 2017
Celestial Chronometry: From Starlight to Stellar Ages

IMPRS Solar System School Seminar
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany • January 2015
Forward and Inverse Problems in Asteroseismology

KUBIC-NII Joint Seminar on Bioinformatics
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan • April 2013
Asynchronous Updating in 1D Cellular Automata with Stochastic Perturbations

MPS Seminar
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany • February 2015
Resolving combination mode frequencies of multi-mode pulsators

Public Lectures

Science Today
SUNY Oswego, NY, USA • October 2016
From Starlight to Stellar Ages: A Look Inside the Private Lives of Stars

Quest: Global Laboratory
SUNY Oswego, NY, USA • April 2012
Dynamics of Interacting Electrons in Disordered Systems

Quest: Neural Networks
SUNY Oswego, NY, USA • April 2012
Synapsolution: Producing Prodigies of Problem Solving

Selected Poster Presentations

Cool Stars 20
Boston University, Massachusetts, USA • July 2018
Model-independent measurements of internal stellar structure in solar-type stars with asteroseismology: a new test-bed for stellar physics

TASC3/KASC10 Workshop
University of Birmingham, England • July 2017
The Seismic Structures of Solar-Type Stars: Surmising the Speed of Sound Inside 16 Cyg A

Joint TASC2 & KASC9 Workshop – SPACEINN & HELAS8 Conference
Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira-Açores, Portugal • July 2016
Fundamental Parameters of Main-Sequence Stars in an Instant with Machine Learning

20th Stellar Pulsation Conference
Granada, Spain • September 2011
New insights into the Cepheid PL Relation through the use of multiphase relations

Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium
Stony Brook University, New York, USA • April 2011
Multiphase Comparison of PL and PW Relations for Magellanic Cloud Cepheids

American Astronomical Society
Seattle, WA, USA • January 2011
Multiphase Comparison of PL/PC Relations

Miscellaneous

Observing Time

Delta Eri - the first SONG-TESS simultaneous target (P.I.)
SONG telescope • 2018 • 50 nights

Simultaneous observations of oscillations in Procyon with SONG and TESS
SONG telescope • 2018 • 30 nights

Summer Schools

MESA Summer School on Stellar Evolution
U.C. Santa Barbara, CA, USA • 2016

Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences
Horta, Faial, Azores Islands, Portugal • 2016

Volunteering

St. Baldrick's Foundation
SUNY Oswego, NY, USA • 2010, 2011
Helped raise over $50,000 for research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Easy Street Horse & Barnyard Rescue
Amsterdam, NY, USA • 2006 — 2010
Provided care for horses with this IRS approved 501(c)(3) family-run charitable organization.

Music

MegaGauß
Göttingen, Germany • 2015 — 2018
Electric bass, electric guitar, ukulele, bass ukulele, mandolin, vocals, percussion

Tyler Hall Records
Oswego, NY, USA • 2012

  • Well-Read Citizens — “Is This the Morning When We Wake Up?” (10-track LP)
    Composer, co-producer, instrumentalist, and vocalist
  • The Occupants — “The Occupied EP” (2-track EP)
    Electric bass

Grants, Honors & Awards

Scholarships and Fellowships

Stellar Astrophysics Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship • 2018 — 2021

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship • 2012 — 2017

National Science Foundation International Research Experience for Undergraduates / SUNY Oswego Global Laboratory Scholarship • 2010, 2011 (awarded twice)

SUNY Oswego Presidential Scholarship • 2008 — 2012 (awarded four times)

Grants

NVIDIA GPU Grant • 2018

SUNY Oswego Student/Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant • 2012

National SMART Grant • 2010, 2011 (awarded twice)

National Academic Competitiveness Grant • 2008 (awarded twice)

Robert Brian Ellis Scholarship • 2011

New York State Federation of Home Bureau Scholarship • 2011

Awards

Oebele Van Dyk Outstanding Computer Science Senior Award • 2012

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence • 2012

Media & Press

Researchers measure the interior of two stars, find our models weren't quite right
January 2018
Publication: The Astrophysical Journal
Press release: English, German (Max Planck Society)


Scientists measure ages of planet-hosting stars using artificial intelligence
October 2016
Publication: The Astrophysical Journal
Press release: English, German (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research)


Stellar Astrophysicist Alumnus Returns to Campus, Shares Research
October 2016


Oswego Experience Helped Launch Career
December 2013


NASA taps 3 for summer internships
April 2013


Grant Supports Undergraduate Research in Brazil
August 2011