Welcome to this website!

I'm Aaron Golden, a lecturer in genomics and data science in School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I also spend time doing research on what some people would regard as two completely different areas, namely Astronomy/Earth Observation and Bioinformatics. What links them at a basic level is that both involve large noisy datasets containing complex signals that you need to somehow decode in order to understand the underlying physics/biology involved...
My PhD was in astronomy - observing and analysing incredibly faint pulses of light from several nearby pulsars using a camera that was supposed to fly on the Hubble Space Telescope but failed quality control - and after I started working in NUI Galway I discovered that I could apply many of the same data analytics tricks from astronomy to other interesting problem domains.
But I still like to go observing whenever I can...!




The summit of Mauna Kea in 60 mph winds...
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