UMKC GEG students participate in regional, national and international conferences to showcase their research activities via contributed and invited talks and poster presentations. Here is a chronological list of presentations by our current GEG members.

2019
  1. Bandon Decker (PhD) “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions in infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1″ 10th September 2019, Mizzou Astronomy Seminar, University of Missouri, Columbia MO.
  2. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Constraining the Merger Rate History of the Universe since z~3: Comprehensive Analysis of Close Pairs and Tidal Features using Observations and Simulations”, August 23, 2019, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD.
  3. Rubyet Evan (UG), Joseph Reeve-Barker (UG) “Characterizing Residual Substructures of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: Refining the Training Process for Repeatable Results,” Aug. 17, 2019, Undergraduate Astronomy Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  4. Duong Hoang (UG), “The Morphology-Radius Relation For Galaxies in Massive Clusters at z~1“, Aug. 17, 2019, Undergraduate Astronomy Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  5. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Constraining the Close-Pair Observability Timescales using Semi-Analytic Mock Light Cones”, August 08, 2019, Poster, Santa Cruz Galaxies Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA.
  6. Landry, Luther (MSc) “Characterizing Residual Substructures of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: Investigating Plausibly Tidally-disturbed Systems in the 1 < z < 3 Quenched Population,” August 08, 2019, Poster, Santa Cruz Galaxies Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA.
  7. Ripon Saha (PhD), Dust-Obscured Galaxy Protocluster And Cluster Survey (DOGPacs)” , Tracing Cosmic Evolution with Cluster of Galaxies, Sexten, Italy, Poster, July 2019.
  8. Rubyet Evan (UG), Osiris Hines (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: V. Using Machine Learning to Identify & Quantify Feature Similarity,” April 27, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  9. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD) “Major Merger History of Massive Galaxies since z~3:Calibrating Close-Pair Observability Timescales using SAMs,” April 26-27, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  10. Higgins, Lauren (UG) “Spectral Energy Distributions of Control WISE-Selected Obscured AGNs,” Apr. 26-27, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  11. Fries, Logan (UG) “Analyzing Multi-Band Properties of Tidal Features in the Nearby Universe (z < 0.08) with SDSS,” April 26-27, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  12. Hines, Osiris (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: V. Using Machine Learning to Identify & Quantify Feature Similarity,” April 26-27, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  13. Pepper, Andrew (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: II. Fit Quality Analysis,” April 26-27, 2019 NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  14. Thompson, Scott (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: I. Visual Characterization Process,” Apr. 26, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  15. Landry, Luther (MSc) “Characterizing Residual Substructures of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: III. Investigating Plausibly Tidally-Disturbed Systems in the Non-Star-Forming Population,” April 26, 2019, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  16. Rubyet Evan (UG), Osiris Hines (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: V. Using Machine Learning to Identify & Quantify Feature Similarity,” April 12-13, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  17. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD) “Major Merger History of Massive Galaxies since z~3:Calibrating Close-Pair Observability Timescales using SAMs,” April 12-13, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  18. Bandon Decker (PhD) “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions in infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1“, 13th April 2019, Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Benedictine College, Atchison KS.
  19. Deo, Deepak Kumar (PhD) “Why are Recently Quenched Elliptical (RQE) galaxies quenched?,” April 12-13, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS
  20. Higgins, Lauren (UG) “Spectral Energy Distributions of Control WISE-Selected Obscured AGNs,” Apr. 12-13, 2019, 49th Annual MidAmerican Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  21. Fries, Logan (UG) “Analyzing Multi-Band Properties of Tidal Features in the Nearby Universe (z < 0.08) with SDSS,” April 12-13, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS
  22. Hines, Osiris (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: V. Using Machine Learning to Identify & Quantify Feature Similarity,” April 12-13, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  23. Pepper, Andrew (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: II. Fit Quality Analysis,” April 12-13, 2019 49th Anual Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  24. Thompson, Scott (UG) “Characterizing the Residual Substructure of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: I. Visual Characterization Process,” Apr. 12, 2019, 49th Annual MidAmerican Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS.
  25. Landry, Luther (MSc) “Characterizing Residual Substructures of Massive CANDELS Galaxies: III. Investigating Plausibly Tidally-Disturbed Systems in the Non-Star-Forming Population,” April 12, 2019, 49th Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Atchison, KS
  26. Ripon Saha (PhD), “Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies (DSFGs) & AGNs as Tracers of High Redshift Galaxy Clusters and Protoclusters”,  Astronomy Seminar, University of Missouri-Columbia, Talk, April 2019.
  27. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD) “Toward Robust Merging History of Massive Galaxies since z~3: Pair Observability Timescales using Mock CANDELS Observations,” January 6, 2019,  iPoster presentation, The 233 American Astronomical Society Meeting, Seattle.
  28. Landry, Luther (MSc) “Characterizing Residual Substructures of Massive CANDELS Galaxies,” January 6, 2019,  iPoster presentation, The 233 American Astronomical Society Meeting, Seattle, Washington.
2018
  1. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Galaxy-Galaxy Close Pairs in SAM Mock Lightcones: Inferring Observability Timescale Evolution” October 24, 2018, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.
  2. Ripon Saha,  “Identifying Galaxy Clusters using Dust-Obscured Galaxies as Signposts in the Boötes field at Redshift > 1.3”, Build-Up of Galaxy Clusters Symposium, IAU GA 2018, Vienna, Austria, Talk,  August 2018.
  3. Bandon Decker (PhD), “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 1st May 2018, MUSTANG-2 Science Workshop, Philadelphia, PN.
  4. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Searching for Cosmic Collisons with CANDELS: Novel Tidal Debris Finder for the UMKC Galaxy Evolution Group,” April. 21, 2018, NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Meeting, Missouri Science and Technology, Rolla, MO.
  5. Evan, Rubyet (UG), “Mining CANDELS Data to Identify Massive Compact Targets from the Early Universe for JWST,” Apr. 21, 2018, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
  6. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Spectral Energy Distribution Analysis of Nearby Major Mergers from the SDSS,” Apr. 20, 2018, Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
  7. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Towards understanding Galaxy Merging – Galaxy Evolution Connection: Shedding Light on the Physical Properties of Tidal Features with CANDELS,” April. 14, 2018, Mid-American Regional Astronomical Society Conference, University of Missouri -Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
  8. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Spectral Energy Distribution Analysis of Major Mergers from the SDSS,” Apr. 14, 2018, 48th annual Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  9. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Spectral Energy Distribution Analysis of WISE-Selected Obscured AGNs in Major Mergers from the SDSS,” Apr. 13, 2018, The art of measuring physical parameters in galaxies, Riverside, CA
  10. Bandon Decker (PhD), “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 13th April 2018, Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO
  11. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Shedding Light on the Physical Properties of Tidal Features with CANDELS,” April. 12, 2018, The Art of Measuring Physical Parameters in Galaxies, University of California – Riverside, Riverside, CA.
  12. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Spectral Energy Distribution Analysis of WISE-Selected Obscured AGNs in Major Mergers from the SDSS,” Mar. 15, 2018, Galaxy interactions and mergers across cosmic time, Sesto, Italy
  13. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “A Tale of Two Techniques: Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of Close-Pairs and Tidal Features using HST-CANDELS, Semi-Analytic Models and Hydro-Simulations,” March 12, 2018, Galaxy interactions and mergers across cosmic time, Sexton, Italy.
  14. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Towards Robust Major Merger History of Massive Galaxies: Improving Close Pairs and Tidal Feature Methods,” Invited Seminar, Feb. 16, 2018, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research – National Center for Radio Astrophysics, Pune, India.
  15. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “A Tale of Two Galaxy Merger Identification Techniques: Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of Close-Pairs and Tidal Features,” Feb. 9, 2018, 36th Meeting of the Astronomical Society of India, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  16. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Major Mergers in CANDELS at 0<z<3: Calibrating the Close-Pair Method Using Semi-Analytic Models and Baryonic Mass Ratio Estimates,” Jan.10, 2018, 231th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington DC, MD, ID #258.01, Winner of the 2018 Chambliss Medal.
2017
  1. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of Two Merger Identification Methods,” Nov. 8, 2017, Lunch Seminar Talk, Kansas State University Lawrence, KS.
  2. Bandon Decker (PhD), “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 11th October 2017, KU Astrophysics Seminar, Lawrence, KS
  3. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “A Tale of Two Methods: Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of Close-Pairs and Tidal Features,” Aug. 24, 2017, Lunch Seminar Talk, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia MO.
  4. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Major Merging in CANDELS: Probing Tidal Features in HST and in Simulations,”Aug. 07, 2017, Annual Galaxy Evolution Workshop, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
  5. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Major Merging in CANDELS: Galaxy-Galaxy Merger Rates during 0<z<3,” Aug. 06, 2017, Annual CANDELS Team Workshop, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
  6. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 22, 2017, Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
    Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Hunting for The Cosmic Collisions: Software Architecture,” Apr. 21, 2017, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO.
  7. Bandon Decker (PhD), “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 14th April 2017, Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Lawrence, KS
  8. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 8, 2017, 47th annual Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Lawrence, KS.
  9. Ripon Saha (PhD), “Relationship between Dust-Obscured Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters at Redshift > 1.3”, Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference (MARAC), University of Kansas, Talk, April 2017.
  10. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Are Galaxy Mergers Frequent at Early Cosmic Time? Critical Data-Theory Tension, Selection Biases, and Future Prospects,” Apr. 8, 2017, 47th Annual MidAmerican Regional Astrophysics Conference, Lawrence, KS.
  11. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Constraining the Importance of Major Galaxy-Galaxy Collisions During the Past 11 Billion years using Hubble Space Telescope and Sloan Digital Sky Survey,” Feb. 09, 2017, Interdisciplinary Student and Community of Scholars Conference, Kansas City, MO, ID #24, Winner of 2nd best poster award.
  12. Ripon Saha (PhD), “On Combining Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) at score level for Face Recognition”, Dept. of Electrical Enginnering, UMKC, Project, Spring 2017.
  13. Weston, Madalyn E. (PhD), “Incidence of WISE-Selected Obscured AGNs in Major Mergers and Interactions from the SDSS,” Jan. 6, 2017, 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Grapevine, TX
  14. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD), “Constraining the Merging History of Massive Galaxies Since z=3 Using Close Pairs. I. Major Pairs from CANDELS and the SDSS,” Jan. 06, 2017, 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Dallas, TX, ID #347.15 [p].
  15. Bandon Decker (PhD), “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 5th January 2017, 229th American Astronomical Society Meeting, Grapevine, TX
2016
  1. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (Ph.D. candidate) “Constraining the Major Merging History of Massive Galaxies Since z=3 Using Close Pairs from CANDELS and the SDSS,” Aug. 24, 2016, CANDELS Team Meeting, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD.
  2. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 23rd April 2016, Nasa Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
  3. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 9th April 2016, Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO
  4. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (Ph.D. candidate) “Constraining the Major Merging History of Massive Galaxies from z=3 to z~0 Using Close Pairs from CANDELS and SDSS,” Apr. 9, 2016, 46th Annual MidAmerican Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  5. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 19th March 2016, UMKC Graduate Student Seminar, Kansas City, MO
  6. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 15th March 2016, SnowPAC, Snowbird, UT
  7. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (Ph.D. candidate) “Constraining the Major-Pair Fraction of Massive Galaxies from z~0 to z=3 Using Close Pairs from CANDELS, SDSS and 3D-HST,” Mar. 4, 2016, UMKC Graduate Student Seminar, Kansas City, MO .
  8. Ripon Saha (PhD), “Development of Fingerprint Spoof Detector based on Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and Autoencoders ”, Dept. of Electrical Enginnering, UMKC,  Project,  Fall 2016.
  9. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (Ph.D. candidate) “Summary of the 227th American Astronomical Society Meeting,” Feb. 5, 2016, UMKC Graduate Student Seminar, Kansas City, MO.
  10. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (Ph.D. candidate) “Constraining the Major Merger History of Massive Galaxies from z~0 to z~3 using Pairs from CANDELS & SDSS,” Jan. 8, 2016, 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Kissimmee, FL, abstract #440.02.
  11. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 5th January 2016, 227th American Astronomical Society Meeting, Kissimmee, FL
2015
  1. Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha (PhD) “Pair Studies in CANDELS UDS & GOODS-S Fields,” July 6, 2015, CANDELS Team Meeting, UC Santa Cruz, CA.
  2. Bandon Decker (PhD) “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 25th April 2015, Nasa Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
  3. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 24, 2015, Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Rolla, MO
  4. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 21, 2015, University of Kansas Astronomy Seminar, Lawrence, KS
  5. Bandon Decker “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 17th April 2015, Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO
  6. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 17, 2015, 45th annual Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, MO
  7. Bandon Decker (PhD) “The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS): Stellar mass fractions of infrared-selected galaxy clusters at z~1,” 6th March 2015, UMKC Graduate Student Seminar, Kansas City, MO
  8. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Feb. 12, 2015, WISE@5, Pasadena, CA
  9. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Jan. 4, 2015, 225th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA
2014
  1. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Nov. 14, 2014, UMKC Physics and Astronomy Graduate Seminar, Kansas City, MO
  2. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “Using WISE to Find Obscured AGN Activity in SDSS Mergers & Interactions,” Apr. 4, 2014, 44th annual Mid-American Regional Astrophysics Conference, Columbia, MO
  3. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “A Far-UV to Mid-IR Survey of Nearby Interacting and Merging Galaxies,” Jan. 5, 2014, 223rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington, D.C.
2013
  1. Weston, Madalyn E. (MS) “A Far-UV to Mid-IR Survey of Nearby Interacting and Merging Galaxies,” Dec. 6, 2013, UMKC Physics and Astronomy Graduate Seminar, Kansas City, MO