Christopher Yang

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Gil Refael
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 2020; A.S. Physics, and A.S.-T. Mathematics, Las Positas College, 2018

Publications

"Using Reinforcement Learning to Automate HYDRA Mesh Management," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer HEDP Internship, Livermore, CA, Talk, August 2020

"MALT - Machine ALE Learning Technology," APS Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Poster Presentation, October 2019

"Using Machine Learning to Automate HYDRA Mesh Management," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer HEDP Internship, Livermore, CA, Talk, August 2019

"MALT - Machine ALE Learning Technology," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer HEDP Internship Poster Presentation, Livermore, CA, Poster, August 2019

"Title Forces and the Expanding Lunar Orbit," California Mathematics Council Community College Conference (CMC3), South Lake Tahoe, CA, (Student Speaker Award) April 2018

"Molecular Dynamics Computer Simulations," Las Positas Honor Research Program, Livermore, CA, Talk, Spring 2017

Awards

2020
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
UC Berkeley Physics Department Citation Award

2019
Isidore Pomerantz Endowment Award
Berkeley Physics Undergraduate Research Scholar (Fall 2019)
Berkeley Physics Honors Program
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory HEDP Summer Program Poster Award

2018
Barbara & David Mertes Memorial Transfer Scholarship
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Kathleen D. Loly Academic Scholarship
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Sigma Theta Chapter Advisors' Tribute to Excellence Award
California Mathematics Council Community Colleges (CMC3) Student Speaker Award
Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic Team
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Sigma Theta Chapter Outstanding Service Award

2017
Sandia National Labs Scientific Honors Program 2016-2017 Scholarship
Las Positas College Academic Senate MSEPS Division Scholarship
Robert S. Taylor Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Science Scholarship
Excellence in Tutoring Award: LPC Tutorial Center