Bertrand Carado

Graduate Student
Knuth Information Physics Lab
Department of Physics
University at Albany
Albany NY - 12222


In order to partially validate EXONEST, developed by professor Knuth and his team, as a robust analytical tool, I have used the algorithm with known exoplanets to confirm their characteristics. I am now using the algorithm to search and characterize potential candidates.

I am interested in the application of data analysis to astronomy and astrophysics. The amount of data made available by the most recent space exploration programs (such as the Kepler observatory) has reached fantastic proportion, and it is now urgent to develop smarter and faster algorithms capable of analyzing this data to reach new frontiers in knowledge.


B.S. Physics, minor in Mathematics, 2016, State University of New York at Albany

Ph.D. Physics (In Progress), State University of New York at Albany


2016 Anne Rebecca Oliver Memorial Scholarship, State University of New York at Albany, Department of Physics

Honor Societies

  • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, 2016


  1. Knuth, K.H., Placek, B., Angerhausen, D., Carter, J.L., D’Angelo, B., Gai, A.D. and Carado, B., 2017. EXONEST: The Bayesian Exoplanetary Explorer. Entropy, 19(10), p.559.


November 2017 - "EXONEST: The Exoplanetary Explorer", presented at the NYSS-APS 117th Topical Symposium joint with the 2017 Fall Meeting of the ASNY.

   Co-author with Jennifer L. Carter and Kevin H. Knuth. 
   Won the 2nd place for graduate student posters (NYSS-APS poster session).