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Mr Adam McMaster

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Professional biography

I’m an astronomy PhD student supervised by Professor Andrew Norton, Dr Ulrich Kolb, and Dr Hugh Dickinson. I’m working on the SuperWASP Variable Stars project on the Zooniverse.

Before starting my PhD, I worked in the web hosting industry and have many years of programming experience developing websites, web services, and related tools. Most recently I worked at the University of Oxford as a developer and cloud computing engineer with the Zooniverse.

I have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester and a BSc in Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) from the Open University.

Research interests

My research interests include astrophysical transients, time-domain astronomy, and applications of machine learning to the classification of astronomical data.


SuperWASP Variable Stars: Classifying Light Curves Using Citizen Science (2021-03)
Thiemann, Heidi B.; Norton, Andrew J.; Dickinson, Hugh J.; McMaster, Adam and Kolb, Ulrich C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502(1) (pp. 1299-1311)

VeSPA: The SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive (2021-06)
McMaster, Adam; Norton, Andrew; Dickinson, Hugh; Thiemann, Adelheid and Kolb, Ulrich
The Open University