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: John von Neumann Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Research Area: Bayesian Inference and Uncertainty Quantification
  • 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