Reijo Keskitalo is a computational physicist interested in the analysis of the increasingly large cosmological datasets. He works on multiple aspects of the analysis pipeline, starting from pointing reconstruction and beam characterization through mapmaking and noise characterization, culminating in Monte Carlo simulations of entire measurement campaigns. His latest projects have focused on simulating atmospheric noise for future ground-based CMB experiments and on suppressing large-scale systematics in polarized sky maps.
Reijo received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2009 under the guidance of Dr. Hannu Kurki-Suonio at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Before transferring to Berkeley, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the Planck cosmology mission at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2009 through 2011.