I am a cosmologist and an Assistant Professor of physics at the University of Montreal. I use strong gravitational lensing to learn about the nature of dark matter. One of the key focuses of my research is the development of machine learning methods to tackle the monumental challenge of the analysis of upcoming data from the new generation of sky surveys. I also work regularly with ALMA data and develop and run simulations of strong lensing systems.

Prior to my current position, I was at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (2018-2019) and a Hubble Fellow at Stanford University (2013-2018). I obtained my PhD from McGill University (2008-2013) and my honours in physics and astronomy from the University of Victoria (2003-2008).

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my research.

Yashar Hezaveh

Canada Research Chair in Astrophysical Data Analysis and Machine Learning

Assistant Professor