Thomas Catanach

  • Program Years: 2012-2016
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Jim Beck
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2014)
  • Degree(s):
    PhD Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology 2017
    B.S. Physics, University of Notre Dame, 2012

Current Status

  • Status: Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: Bayesian Inference, Uncertainty Quantification, and Machine Learning

Publications

"Decentralized Power System Dynamic State Estimation Using Implicit Extended Kalman Filtering" Thomas Catanach, Manuel Garcia, Scott Vander Wiel, Russell Bent, and Earl Lawrence. Submitted CDC 2016

"Line Outage Localization using Phasor Measurement Data in Transient State" Manuel Garcia, Thomas Catanach, Scott Vander Wiel, Russell Bent, and Earl Lawrence. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Accepted 2015

"Heterogeneity, correlations and financial contagion" Fabio Caccioli, Thomas A. Catanach, J. Doyne Farmer. Advances in Complex Systems, Vol 15. supp02, September 2012

"Periodic Variations in Muon Flux at Project GRAND" Thomas Catanach and John Poirier. August 2011. Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference.

"Atmospheric Effects on Muon Flux at Project GRAND" Thomas Catanach and John Poirier. August 2011. Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference.

"Status report on Project GRAND" J. Poirier, et al. August 2011. Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference.

Awards

John von Neumann Fellowship, 2017
Best Student Poster, Conference on Data Analysis, 2016
DOE CSGF, 2012
Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude, Univeristy of Notre Dame, 2012
Oustanding Undergraduate Research Award, Physics, University of Notre Dame, 2012
Notre Dame Dean's List, 2008-Present
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2011
Selected for Study Abroad at New College, Oxford, 2010
APS Minority Scholarship Winner, 2009
ARRL Scholarship 2008-2009,
Valedictorian Bishop Lynch High School, 2008
National Merit Commended Scholar, 2007
National Hispanic Scholar, 2007
3rd Place in Space Science Intel ISEF, 2006
Grand Prize Exxon Mobile Texas State Science Fair, 2006