Curriculum Vitae


Education

2019 - expected
BSc, Honours Physics and Astronomy Co-op
Minor in English Literature
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2014
International Baccalaureate Diploma, 45/45
Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown, PE

Publications

  1. Pass, E., Cowan, N., Cubillos, P., and Sklar, J. Constraining dayside effective temperatures of hot Jupiters through Gaussian process regression. Submitted, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Aug. 2018.
  2. Miller, T., Chapman, S., Aravena, M., [and 35 others, including Pass, E.] A massive core for a cluster of galaxies at a redshift of 4.3. Nature, Volume 556, Issue 7702, Apr. 2018 (arXiv:1804.09231).
  3. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., and Beauchemin, S. Pipeline for the Detection of Serendipitous Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects with the Colibri Fast-Photometry Array. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 130, Issue 983, Jan. 2018 (arXiv:1711.00358).

Research Experience

Sept 2018 - Apr 2019
Fourth-Year Research Project, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

May 2018 - Aug 2018
Research Assistant, McGill Space Institute
McGill University, Montreal, QC

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Sept 2016 - Aug 2017
Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University, London, ON

July 2013
Student Researcher, Students on the Beamline
Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK

Teaching Experience

Sept 2015 - Dec 2015
Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry
Course: CHEM 120L
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Industry Experience

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
Quality Assurance Developer
Validus Research Inc, Waterloo, ON

Volunteer Experience & Outreach

May 2018 - Aug 2018
Astronomy Outreach Volunteer
Astro McGill, Montreal, QC

Sept 2017 -
Founding Member
Medical Makers - Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Innovation Assistant
Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS

May 2017 - Aug 2017
Co-President
Sept 2014 - Dec 2015, Sept 2017 -
Communications Manager
Waterloo Space Society, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2016 - Nov 2016
Science Writer
Article: Searching for exoplanets around the star next door
CurioCity, London, ON

May 2016 - Aug 2016
Outreach Volunteer
Let's Talk Science, Waterloo, ON

Academic Speaking

  1. Pass, E., Chapman, S., and SPT Collaboration. Investigating the SPT Unlensed Sample. New Technologies for Canadian Observatories (NTCO) CREATE Annual General Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. Poster presentation, Dec. 2017.
  2. Pass, E. SPT Unlensed Protoclusters: A Window into the Early Universe. EAO Office, Hilo, HI. Seminar, Nov. 2017.
  3. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., and Beauchemin, S. The Colibri Fast-Photometry Array for the Detection of Serendipitous Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society / Société Canadienne d'Astronomie (CASCA), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Poster presentation, May 2017.
  4. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., Gill, J., Krzeminski, Z., and Beauchemin, S. High Performance Computing in Astronomical Data Analysis: Designing a Data Pipeline for Real-Time Kuiper Belt Object Detection. Fallona Interdisciplinary Research Showcase, Western University, London, ON. Poster presentation, Jan. 2017.

Other Invited Speaking

  1. Schulich Leaders National Conference (SLXCA), Sept. 2018.
  2. Shad Valley McGill, Jul. 2018.
  3. University of Waterloo Science Awards Reception, Mar. 2015.
  4. University of Waterloo President's Reception, Oct. 2014.

Research Awards

May 2018 - Aug 2018
Trottier Excellence Grant, Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx)
McGill University, Montreal, QC

May 2018 - Aug 2018
Undergraduate Student Research Award, NSERC
McGill University, Montreal, QC

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
New Technologies for Canadian Observatories (NTCO) CREATE Trainee, Astronomy Research Centre (ARC)
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Undergraduate Student Research Award, NSERC
Western University, London, ON

Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
CPSX Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Award, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
Western University, London, ON

Other Awards

Mar 2018
National Co-op Student of the Year
Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada, Toronto, ON

Mar 2018
Provincial Co-op Student of the Year
Education at Work Ontario, Toronto, ON

Jan 2018
Co-op Student of the Year - Science Faculty
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

July 2017
Xerox Canada Co-op Work Term Report Award
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Nov 2016
J.A. Cowan Book Prize for Optics
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2014
President's Scholarship of Distinction
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

July 2014
Governor General's Academic Medal
Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown, PE

May 2014
Schulich Leader Scholarship
The Schulich Foundation, Toronto, ON

Nov 2013
Loran Provincial Award
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, Toronto, ON

Languages

English, native
French, fluent - Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) B2

Technical Skills

Programming:
Python, C++, MATLAB, HTML/CSS, SQL, Excel VBA

Astronomical data processing:
Source Extractor, IRAF, CASA, DS9, GMMPS

Additional:
Linux/Unix, parallel processing, regression testing, machine learning