Dr. Christine Corbett Moran

Dr. Christine Corbett Moran is currently at NASA JPL as a Researcher and Security Engineer and at Caltech as guest scientist (formerly an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow NSF AAPF) in the Theoretical AstroPhysics Including Relativity and Cosmology (TAPIR) group. She ran the South Pole Telescope on-site at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 with the University of Chicago. In the past, she has worked at SpaceX, Open Whisper Systems, BBN Technologies, MIT CSAIL, MIT Media Lab, Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs Site), FAST Search and Transfer, UP Diliman, MIT, JHU, and MIT MEET as a software engineer, research scientist, or lecturer/professor.

Dr. Corbett Moran’s primary work is constraining how the first supermassive black holes in our universe formed by performing numerical relativity simulations. She has authored papers on machine translation, quantum computing, quantum gravity, globular cluster formation, and cosmological simulations garnering over 3500 citations in total. Summer 2017, Dr. Corbett Moran lead the Summer App Space summer school.