Erika Alden DeBenedictis
Projects and Employment 2004-2012
EmploymentD.E. Shaw Research
Intern summer 2012, Alchemical Free Energy Perturbation (FEP) calculations
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Intern spring 2012, "Decoupled Payload and Propulsion: A Human Mission to Phobos and Deimos"
Sandia National Laboratories
Summer Technical Intern 2011, focus on quantum computer compilation
Elowitz Lab, Caltech
Winter and Fall 2011, focus on FISH experiments with stem cells
An Autonomous Navigation System For Spacecraft using Low-Thrust Trajectories
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. Abstract.
The First Three Rungs of the Cosmological Distance Ladder
Coauthor, American Journal of Physics. Arxiv version.
Traveling the Interplanetary Superhighway: An Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation System
Science Fair and Science Talent Search 2009-2010.
Awarded: First Place Science Talent Search, First Place Grand Award in Physics at ISEF
A Novel Approach to Asteroid Identification Using Image Processing of Existing Data
Science Fair 2008-2009, Supercomputing Challenge 2008-2009. Team with Tony Huang and Chris Hong.
Awarded: First Place Supercomputing Challenge, First and Top of Category Grand Award in Team at ISEF
Optimizing the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Algorithm for Multi-Core Processors
Supercomputing Challenge 2007-2008, Siemens Competition 2008. Team with Tony Huang.
Awarded: First Place Supercomputing Challenge, Third Place Team at National Siemens Competition
An Optimization Algorithm for Space Mission Design: Dynamically Simulating Energy-Efficient Trajectories
Science Fair 2007-2008.
Awarded: Third Place Grand Award in Computer Science at ISEF, Davidson Fellow 2009
Optimization of Trajectories
Supercomputing Challenge 2006-2007. Team with Kristin Cordwell and Brian Lott.
Report and Results
Awarded: First Place Supercomputing Challenge
Ping Me! Optimizing Code for Cluster Computing
Science Fair 2006-2007.
Awarded: Second Place Grand Award in Computer Science at ISEF
3Scan- A Home 3D Scanning System
Science Fair 2005-2006.
Awarded: Best Physical Science Junior Division Regionals, ISEF Observer
Science Fair 2004-2005.
Awarded: Best Physical Science Junior Division Regionals
Last Update: 1/23/12