Hi there! 👋 I'm a third-year math and physics undergrad at the University of Toronto and a Laidlaw Scholar. Broadly, I'm interested in leveraging deep learning to accelerate scientific discovery, safely.

Currently at UC Berkeley SETI Research Center I'm looking into leveraging geometric deep learning to search the nearest 1 million stars for signs of life beyond Earth with the Breakthrough Listen team. This work will temporarily be on pause during the summer.

Soon I'll be at CERN in the summer helping to develop the Liquid Argon Calorimeter responsible for precisely measuring the energies produced in proton-proton collisions of the future High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider. This work is done jointly with the Experimental Particle Physics group at McGill.

Previously at Caltech I developed deep learning algorithms to assist controlling LIGO. Before that I was at Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, where I developed an ensemble learning algorithm deployed on the CHIME radio telescope. For other experiences please see below.

When I'm not busy teaching computers, I love climbing and making art. Come say hi \(\Rightarrow \)Twitter @peterma02 Email: peterxy.ma [at] gmail [dot] com :)