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I am currently an astrophysicist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I work for the Chandra X-ray Center in the Data Systems Operations group as Deputy Lead. I spend significant part of my time working on the  Chandra Source Catalog and doing science with it.

I am interested in multi-wavelength surveys of the extragalactic sky to study galaxies and active super-massive black holes at their center (and not!), in particular the COSMOS and the NEP surveys.

In 2012, I was awarded an X-ray Visionary Project with the Chandra X-ray Observatory to observe the COSMOS field for 2.8 Million of seconds and study the cosmic evolution of black holes and galaxies.

In 2019, I was awarded the largest NuSTAR telescope project ever (585,000 seconds), to observe in the hard X-ray band the NEP-JWST field.

I am member of the LYNX and Athena working groups. Both telescopes are needed to further learn about the cosmic evolution of Black Holes.