Maria Charisi obtained her BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and her PhD in Astronomy from Columbia University in the City of New York. Between 2017-2020, she worked as a NANOGrav (North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves) fellow in the TAPIR group at Caltech. From 2020-2023, she was a VIDA (Vanderbilt Initiative for Data-intensive Astrophysics) fellow at Vanderbilt University. Subsequently, she joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University as an assistant professor. In 2023, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant and is a research fellow of the Institute of Astrophysics at the Foundation for Research and Technology–Hellas (University of Crete, Greece). She is broadly interested in supermassive black hole binaries, multi-messenger astrophysics combining massive datasets from electromagnetic time-domain and gravitational-wave data, the astrophysical interpretation of pulsar timing array data, etc. She is a member of the NANOGrav Collaboration, the International Pulsar Timing Array, the LISA Consortium, and the LSST AGN Science Collaboration.
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E-mail: maria.charisi at wsu.edu
Supermassive black hole binaries, multi-messenger astrophysics, time-domain and gravitational-wave astrophysics, pulsar timing arrays, big data and machine learning