Gabriel Sasseville

I am currently a second-year undergraduate student in physics and computer science at the University of Montreal. After gaining experience in data science during my first internship in numerical biophysics, where I made my first publication, I sought to apply this knowledge to the field of astrophysics. Thus, I will be starting my second internship this summer under the supervision of Dr. Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo. The main goal of the project will be to better understand the M-sigma relation, an empirical correlation between the stellar velocity dispersion of a galaxy bulge and the mass of the supermassive black hole at its center. I will do so by applying a hurdle model based on Bayesian statistics to the data while incorporating machine learning methods.

Outside of my studies, I love to stay active by doing many outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking rock climbing and cycling. I also like participating in various coding challenges such as Hackatown here at the Polytechnique Montreal and the McGill Physics Hackathon.