Josh Speagle

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I am an Assistant Professor of Astrostatistics jointly appointed between the Department of Statistical Sciences and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. I am also an Associate Member of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics as well as a Member of the Data Sciences Institute. More information about me can be found on my Personal page.

My research focuses on using a combination of astronomy, statistics, and computer science to understand the how galaxies like our own Milky Way form, behave, and evolve over time. This often involves working with massive datasets from wide-field imaging and spectroscopic surveys containing observations ranging from billions of stars and galaxies to interstellar gas and dust. Check out my Research page for additional details on some of the things I work on!

If you're interested in getting in touch, my email address is I also have two offices on campus: OPG 9108 (Statistical Sciences) and AB 225 (Astronomy & Astrophysics).