Jess Speedie

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) working with Dr. Ruobing Dong. My research is focused on understanding how exoplanets form, and how we can detect them while they are still being born. I work with observations from the ALMA radio telescope, and I often perform computational simulations to help interpret the observations. A complete list of research projects can be found here, and a complete list of my papers can be found in my ADS Library or through ORCID. My research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Before arriving at UVic, I did my B.Sc. at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON) in the interdisciplinary research-based Integrated Science Program, with a concentration in astrophysics. During my four years at McMaster, I worked with Dr. Laura Parker, Dr. Christine Wilson, and in particular Dr. Ralph Pudritz, who supervised my honours thesis. During the summers, I worked on projects with Dr. David Lafrenière at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (Montréal, QC), and Dr. J.J. Zanazzi at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (Toronto, ON).