Hi, I am Alex Mendez, a data scientist fellow at Insight Data Science Program.
Prior to entering the tech industry, I was a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) working in observational astrophysics using large multi-wavelength datasets. I study the relationship between super massive black holes (SMBHs) at different wavelengths, to disentangle the co-evolution of SMBHs and the galaxies in which they reside and to place them within a cosmological context. Prior to JHU, I received my doctorate in physics from the University of California, San Diego working with Professor Alison Coil, and I received my Batchelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy from the University of Washington.
I enjoy coffee, code, and cycling.