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Amanda Bayless

Hello. My name is Amanda Bayless and I am currently a research scientist at Southwest Research Institute.

Dr. Amanda Bayless is a Research Scientist in the Department of Space Science at SwRI. Her current duties involve numerical modeling of various astrophysical systems. Her past research has been in observations of low-mass stellar objects and X-ray binaries and numerical modeling of their stellar parameters. She has also instrumentation experience working for CERN and Fermilab while at MSU, and on the HETDEX project at UTA.
She was twice awarded the Ruth and Clifford Smith Fellowship for Academics (2004 & 2005) and was twice granted the Reginald F. Buller Award for Service (2004 & 2005) while at SDSU. She was also the first place winner in the Graduate Level Physics and Mathematics Division of the California State University Research Competition in 2006. She is a lifetime member of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors Society.

Amanda Bayless's Background

Amanda Bayless's Experience

Teaching Assistant at University of Texas

August 2006 - December 2009

Research Assistant at U. of Texas at Austin

June 2009 - September 2009

Synthetic spectral modeling of R Cor Bor dust shells and analysis of Spitzer telescope spectra.

Research Assistant - HETDEX Project at U. of Texas

June 2008 - September 2008

? Oversaw the installation of three wind anemometers to the Hobby Eberly Tele- scope structure. ? Created an interfacing C program for parsing data streams from the anemometers and the telescope control system.

Teaching Assistant and Lead TA at San Diego State University

August 2003 - June 2006

Student Engineer at Michigan State University

June 2001 - August 2003

? Installation of scintillating tiles and fiber optics in the Large Hadronic Calorimeter (LHC) ATLAS project for CERN Labs. ? Upgraded and repaired the D0 detector circuit boards at Fermilab. ? Development of fiber optics assembly for CDF detector upgrade at Fermilab.

Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University

August 2000 - May 2002

Postdoctoral Researcher at Southwest Research Institute

August 2010

Amanda Bayless's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

2006 – 2010


San Diego State University-California State University

2003 – 2006


Concentration: Astronomy

Michigan State University

1997 – 2002


Concentration: Astrophysics

Amanda Bayless's Interests & Activities

Data Analysis, Physics, Remote Sensing, Data Management, Knitting Pattern Design

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