Shishir Dholakia (he/him)

Shishir Dholakia (he/him)

PhD Student

Location: Giabal and Jarowair Country, Toowoomba Campus

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I am a PhD student in the Center for Astrophysics at UniSQ. I am interested in identifying new exoplanets and researching the formation, evolution, and demographics of planets and stars. I apply nascent computational techniques to make new discoveries and uncover new information buried in space-telescope data. I will use missions like NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and Kepler to understand whether our Solar System is unique or one of many, and to explore the diversity of planet and star systems in our galaxy.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Astrophysics. In the past, I have worked on projects involving exoplanet characterisation and detection.

  • Using Machine Learning to identify planet candidates from false positives in NASA’s TESS
  • Discovering and characterising new stellar systems with asteroseismology in TESS
  • Using Nested Sampling to quantify confidence in planetary detections
  • Exoplanet Detection and Characterisation
  • Asteroseismology

Mr Dholakia’s publications can be viewed here