I am an OSU Presidential Fellow (PhD candidate) in the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University. I am currently working with Prof. Kris Stanek , Prof. Chris Kochanek and Prof. Todd Thompson on the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), an all-sky optical survey that regularly monitors the whole sky down to V~17 (g~18) mag. My interests lie in the stars (quite literally) and I discover, characterize and study variable stars using data from ASAS-SN and other all-sky photometric surveys like 2MASS, ALLWISE and Gaia using machine learning techniques.  I am currently searching for non-interacting compact object binaries in the Milky Way combining time-series data from wide-field photometric surveys like ASAS-SN, and spectroscopic surveys like APOGEE.

I am also the lead for the citizen-science project: Citizen ASAS-SN, whose main goal is is to classify light curves and identify variable stars in the ASAS-SN g-band data. I also worked as the technical lead for the popular citizen-science initiative: The Milky Way Project, whose main goal was to catalog mid-infrared phenomena like bubbles and bow shocks seen through the eyes of the Spitzer space telescope.

In my spare time, I build computers, watch anime and enjoy life, one second at a time.

Email: jayasinghearachchilage_dot_1_at_osu.edu