Eric Bellm




I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington and a Fellow of the DIRAC Institute. I am leading the development of major portions of two new large optical time-domain surveys. I am the Alert Production Science Lead for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory as well as Survey Scientist for the Zwicky Transient Facility. I am using optical variability data to search for hidden populations of neutron star and black hole binaries in our Galaxy. My research includes observation, instrumentation, and large-scale data analysis.