About Me

  • Full Name:Meagan Marie Lang
  • Email:langmm@illinois.edu
  • Website:www.meaganlang.com

Hello There!

I am a Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). My interests focus on developing software tools for scientific research with particular interest on computational modeling in astronomy and plant biology. I am a Co-PI for the Crops in Silico project, the primary developer for the yggdrasil package, and a contributor to the yt project. I am particularly interested in making connections across disciplines and finding new avenues for cross polination between disciplines.

My Resume

  • Work Experience

  • Research Scientist

    NCSA - 2017 - Current

    Worked on various research software packages relating to astronomy and plant biology including yggdrasil and yt.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher

    NCSA - 2015 - 2017

    Continued development of tools using voronoi tessellation to analyze astrophysical simuulations and contributed to the yt project.

  • Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy

    Vanderbilt University - 2010 - 2015

    Performed and analyzed N-body simulations of galaxy flybys to better understand the role that flybys play in galaxy evolution, particularly in the formation of stellar bars.

  • Bachelors Degree

    Pennsylvania State University - 2006 - 2010

    Developed software tools for visualizing the LIGO antenna pattern and extracting gravitational wave signals from LIGO data using a Bayesian approach.