CV

My complete curriculum vitae is available here (updated August, 2016).

Andrew W. Howard

Education
Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University, 2006
        Thesis: Astronomical Searches for Nanosecond Optical Pulses
        Advisor: Paul Horowitz
A.M. Physics, Harvard University, 2001
S.B. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
        Thesis: A UV Enhancement Cavity for Two-photon Spectroscopy of Atomic Hydrogen
        Research Advisor: Thomas Greytak 

Professional Appointments
Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology 2016-present
Assistant Astronomer (faculty), University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012-2016
Research Astronomer, University of California, Berkeley 2010-2012
Charles H. Townes Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley 2007-2010
Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University 2006-2007
Visiting Researcher, Stanford University 2001-2002
Graduate Research Assistant, Harvard University 1999-2006
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1997-1998

Research Activities
Keck Planet Finder (KPF; formerly called SHREK), 2013-present
          Principal Investigator, 2015-present
          Co-Principal Investigator, 2013-2015
          Project Scientist, 2013-present
Principal Investigator, NASA Keck Key Strategic Mission Support Program for K2, 2016-present
Leader, K2 Planet Search Collaboration, 2014-present
Leader, California Planet Search (CPS), 2007-present
Collaborator, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (NASA), 2012-present
Collaborator, NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii, 2013-2014
Collaborator, Kepler Mission (NASA), 2011-2014
Collaborator, Planet Hunter Mission (NASA), 2007-2008

Fellowships, Prizes, Awards
University of Hawaii Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research, 2014
Cozzarelli Prize, 2013 (top paper in the natural and mathematical sciences in PNAS)
        For Prevalence of Earth-size Planets orbiting Sun-like Stars, by Petigura, Howard, & Marcy
        Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 19273 (2013)
Charles H. Townes Postdoctoral Fellowship, Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, 2007-2010
Eliahu I. Jury Award (“awarded to the most outstanding graduate student”), 2005
Wallace-Noyes Graduate Fellowship, 2003
Bosack-Kruger Graduate Fellowship, 1999–2006
Sigma Xi Associate Member, 1998

Publications (see Publications tab for highlights and CV for complete list)

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