My research focuses on theoretical models primarily related to cosmological galaxy evolution, star formation, and the interstellar medium (ISM). I develop large scale numerical simulations to simulate the interplay between small scale star formation, ISM physics, and global galaxy evolution. Layered on top of this, I spend a good bit of time thinking about how photons traverse the dusty and molecular ISM, and how to quantitatively connect models of star formation and galaxy evolution with cutting-edge observations.
I spend a lot of cycles thinking about high performance computing and the development of large computer simulation software for astrophysics. To that end develop parallel radiative transfer packages for hydrodynamic simulations, and contribute to a number of distributed public code bases. I'm also interested in astrophysics in the era of large data sets, and collaborate with the University of Florida Informatics Institute, where I am an affiliate faculty member.