# Rebecca Phillipson

Postdoctoral Scholar

PAB B301

### Biography

I am an NSF MPS-Ascend Postdoctoral Fellow. I study the long-term variability of X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei with data from the Zwicky Transient Facility and X-ray observatories using time series analysis techniques from nonlinear dynamics and machine learning. I also mentor students in astronomical research. My previous research has included the development of radiation-hydrodynamical simulations of the accretion disks around black holes, for comparison to observational data.