Arnab Lahiry pursued his Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Physics as part of an integrated dual-degree (BS-MS) programme from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati. He received both degrees together in July 2023, and in October 2023 he joined the Department of Physics at the University of Crete and FORTH for his PhD.
He worked on his Master's thesis titled "Dissecting the information content in the large-scale structures of the Universe using machine learning" under the supervision of Dr. Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro of the Flatiron Institute, New York, USA, where he investigated the scales and morphological features of the cosmic web from large-scale simulations to understand the origins of the cosmological information extracted by neural networks. For his PhD, he will be working on the topic "Morphology and Spatial Distribution of the Dust Emission using Deep Learning Methods" at FORTH with a strong collaboration with the CosmoStat Laboratory at CEA Paris-Saclay, as part of the TITAN project.
Extragalactic Astrophysics, High redshift galaxies, Cosmology and large-scale structure formation, Machine Learning - Neural Networks, Astrophysical image analysis