Kevin Napier

Schmidt AI in Science Fellow

Michigan Institute for Data Science

Kevin will develop a groundbreaking ML-based astronomical image stacker to combine images taken on multiple days and from multiple telescopes. This will bring fundamental changes to how we search for and study solar system minor planet populations, with the immediate application of discovering some of the faintest objects in the solar system – objects in the Kuiper belt that can be observable from NASA’s New Horizons (NH) spacecraft.

  • AI Mentor: Camille Avestruz, Physics
  • Science Mentor: Hsing-Wen Lin, Physics
  • Research Theme: Computer Vision Detecting the faintest objects in the Solar System

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