Institution: University of Cambridge
Farhan was born in Karachi, Pakistan and completed B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Karachi. He completed his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge in 2008 with Prof. Mike Hobson and was awarded Salje medal by Clare Hall Cambridge for best Science PhD in 2008-2009. Farhan is currently a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall Cambridge, affiliated with the Cavendish Laboratory, Astrophysics Group, University of Cambridge.
Farhan's research is focused primarily on the development of novel statistical inference and machine learning methods and their application to a wide variety of problems in cosmology and particle astrophysics, more particularly in the areas of gravitational wave astronomy, extrasolar planetary searches, galaxy cluster physics and studies of supersymmetry (SUSY) models in particle physics.
Farhan's current research projects include developing methods for the first direct detection of gravitational waves using ground and space based laser interferometers and for the detection of terrestrial planets using the Kepler mission.
Farhan has published 23 articles in a range of journals. View Scopus profile.