Ben Nelson has accepted an Insight Data Science Fellowship in Silicon Valley. Insight is an intensive, seven week postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and a career in data science and enables scientists to learn the industry specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading companies. Mentor/hiring companies involved in the Silicon Valley program include: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Stitch Fix, Square and many high growth startups.
Fabio Pereira Santos has moved to a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. In addition to independent research, Fabio will help with the commissioning of LINC-NIRVANA (LN), a near-infrared imaging instrument for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) that will offer very high angular resolution to explore our Galaxy and beyond.
Alexander Richings will be leaving CIERA to start a Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) at Durham University in the UK. He will be continuing his research into the role of interstellar chemistry in galaxy formation, using hydrodynamic simulations.