Researcher

Associate Professor Kim-Vy Huu Tran

My Expertise

Astrophysics :: Cosmology :: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion :: Professional Development

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Biography

I joined the UNSW faculty in 2017 and have been a professional astronomer for 20+ years. I also was a professor at the University of Zürich and Texas A&M University.  I received my PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, and ETH Zürich.  I have given 180+ presentations at universities and...view more

I joined the UNSW faculty in 2017 and have been a professional astronomer for 20+ years. I also was a professor at the University of Zürich and Texas A&M University.  I received my PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Leiden Observatory, and ETH Zürich.  I have given 180+ presentations at universities and conferences around the world.

I am passionate about promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels to recruit and retain world-class talent. My work as an educator includes traditional classroom lectures as well as an expanding range of professional development workshops for scientists.

https://www.kimvytran.org


My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

Anishya Harshan, Scientia PhD student

Dr. Anshu Gupta, Postdoctoral Fellow

:: Recent Supervision (Primary) ::

Dr. Leo Alcorn (graduated 2019)

Dr. Ben Forrest (graduated 2018)

Mr. Jonathan Cohn (Masters, 2018)


My Engagement

  • Node Leader, ASTRO 3D Centre of Excellence at UNSW
  • President, Division J (Galaxies), International Astronomical Union
  • Executive Chair: Galaxy Evolution Project, ASTRO 3D
  • Executive Chair: Diversity & Inclusion Committee, ASTRO 3D
  • Chair: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee, School of Physics, UNSW
  • Chair: American Astronomical Society Chrétian Grant Committee
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Location

School of Physics