David GómezAbout Me CV Projects Contact

Professional Experience

I'm currently Physics and Astronomy PhD candidate at University of Texas San Antonio. I have a BA in Astronomy and Physics from Boston University. I was a research assistant for the Planetary Atmospheres and Space Sciences Group at the BU Center for Space Physics. I was responsible for renovation and upkeep of the group's webpage, but my main project with the group was working with Project MAVEN echelle data. I also examined the noise detected by the MAVEN IUVS instrument for trends and other interesting properties. I've previously refit an image reduction pipeline for Jupiter auroral data.

My research interests include solar system and planetary formation, atmospheric evolution and properties, exoplanets and planetary surfaces.

I won't claim to be a computer guru but I've taken some CS classes and I'm familiar with programming, operating systems, computer hardware, and web servers. I also find it fun to learn more about computing in my personal time.

This webpage is running on a Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server, if you're curious.


I'm originally from the Larchmont/Mammaroneck area in the suburbs of NYC. I went to highschool in the Bronx and have been around the city my whole life. My regional pride is so high it gives the ISS high-fives.

In my free time I practice my jazz piano skills, go to a number of concerts, play tabletop games or video games, cook, and watch good movies and TV shows.

I'm the 126th best Mirror's Edge Any% speedrunner in the world. I know I know, could be better :)

Universe simulation image created by Springel et. al.