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Academic Advisors

WorldWide Telescope Academic Program

Alexander Szalay

Alexander SzalayAlexander SzalayAlumni Centennial Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
The Johns Hopkins University

Alexander Szalay is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University. His interests are theoretical astrophysics and galaxy formation as well as e-Science. His research includes: Cosmology, the clustering of galaxies, large scientific databases, wireless sensor networking, and various classification and regression techniques.

Alyssa Goodman

Alyssa GoodmanAlyssa GoodmanHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Initiative in Innovative Computing, Harvard University
Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
Research Associate, the Smithsonian Institution

Alyssa Goodman and her research group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, study the dense gas between the stars.

George Djorgovski

George DjorgovskiGeorge DjorgovskiCenter for Advanced Computing Research, California Institute of Technology
Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research, California Institute of Technology

George Djorgovski is one of the co-founders of the virtual observatory concept, and was the Chairman of the U.S. National Virtual Observatory Science Definition Team.

Chenzhou Cui

Chenzhou CuiChenzhou CuiNational Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chenzhou Cui is project manager of the Chinese Virtual Observatory project. Dr. Cui holds the first Ph.D. in the world in Virtual Observatory. He is leading the design and development of the scientific database system for the LAMOST telescope—a special spectroscopic sky survey telescope with a 4-meter aperture and 4,000 fibers. He is also leading the development of a nation-wide astronomical data center in China.