Patrick D. Aleo

 Patrick Aleo

Contact Information

132 Astronomy
1002 W. Green Street
Urbana IL 61801

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays, 2:15 - 3:15pm
Graduate Student
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Patrick is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a double Bachelor's degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2017. As an undergraduate, Patrick determined chemical abundances of planet host stars XO-2, identified six unique line-blended Fe II lines in partly explaining the over-excitation/chemical abundance discrepancy in K-dwarf and Hyades star spectra, and used machine learning techniques to perform blind, data-based nucleosynthetic archetypal discovery on the Hypatia Catalog, JINAbase, and APOKASC. 

Research Interests

  • Cinematic, Data-driven Scientific Visualization
  • Computational Simulation and Numerical Modeling
  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning
  • Magnetohydrodynamics of Black Hole Accretion


  • The University of Texas at Austin, BS Physics (Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2017)
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BS Astronomy (Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2017)

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