Hayden Smotherman


My research interests lie in Outer Solar System object detection and planetary habitability. For the Outer Solar System, I work on the detection of moving objects below the single-frame noise floor using a gpu-accelerated “shift-and-stack” pipeline called KBMOD. More broadly, I am interested in applying advanced statistical methods to big data in order to utilize these data sets to their fullest extent. For exoplanets, I study the impact of orbital dynamics on the habitability of exoplanetary systems using a multiphysics software suite called VPLANET.