Katie Bouman Biography

Katie Bouman

Quick Facts Of Katie Bouman

Celebrated Name Katie Bouman
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Katie
Birth Name Katherine Louise Bouman
Birth Date 1989-05-09
Gender Female
Profession Imaging Scientist
Birth Nation West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Nationality American
Education West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
Spouse Joe Leong (m. 2018)
Siblings Amanda Bouman
Parents Charles Bouman, Cristina Bouman
Famous For developing an algorithm that made possible the first visualization of a black hole
Home Town West Lafayette, Indiana, The United States of America
Ethnicity White Caucasian Descent
Religion Chrisianity
Height Feet $ Inches ;5.8 Centimeters ; 173 cm Meters ; 1.73 m
Weight Kilograms ; 55 Kg Pounds ; 121 lbs
Bra Cup Size 33B
Body Measurement 34-24-35
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Father Name not Found
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Will update
Husband None
Daughter None
Son None
School West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
College / University Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Favorite Actor Ryan Gosling
Favorite Actress Emma Stone
Favorite Color Red
Favorite Food Italian Cuisine
Net Worth Under Revision (As of 2018 )

Katie Bouman is an American imaging scientist. Her birth name is Katherine Louise Bouman. She is also the Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology. She researches computational methods. She is known for developing an algorithm that made possible the first picture visualization of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. The first images of Black Hole were published on 10 April 2019. 

Imaging Scientist Katie Bouman's Algorithm Gave Us First Images of Black Hole

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An American Imaging Scientist Katie Bouman made it possible for us to witness the first-ever images of Black Hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. Thanks to her algorithm that made possible the breakthrough picture visualization of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. The first images of Black Hole were published on 10 April 2019. 

The 29-years old Bouman and her teams have been working for a long time to earn this achievement. She theorized that black holes leave a background shadow of hot gas. Her algorithm fills in gaps in data produced by telescopes from around the world. She is an MIT student who earned her doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from there in 2017 and is an Assistant Professor at California Institute of Technology. 

Black Hole

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What is Katie Bouman Famous For?

  • She developed an algorithm that made possible the first picture visualization of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. 

Where was Katie Bouman Born?

Katie Bouman was born on 9 May 1989. Her birth name is Katherine Louise Bouman. She was born in the United States. She holds American nationality. She grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. She belongs to White ethnicity.  Information about her parents and siblings is currently unavailable. It will be updated soon. 

She attended West Lafayette Junior-Senior High school. She graduated from high school in 2007. She did imaging research with Purdue University professors while at high school. She first learned about the Event Horizon Telescope in school in 2007. She then enrolled at the University of Michigan. She graduated from Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 2011. She is a summa cum laude in Michigan. She then received her master's degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institue of Technology. She also completed her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

She was a member of the MIT Haystack Observatory. A National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship supported her. Her master's thesis, Estimating Material Properties of Fabric Through the Observation of Motion was awarded the Ernst Guillemin Award for best Master's Thesis. 

She joined Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow on the Event Horizon Telescope Imaging team. 

She talked about "How To Take a Picture of a Black" at TEDx talk in 2016. It explained the algorithms that would be used by the project. She received her doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2017. 

Research, Black Hole Images

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She developed an algorithm, Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors, or CHIRP. 

The algorithm was used to image the supermassive black hole inside the core of the galaxy Messier 87. 

she was responsible at MIT for an algorithm used in creating the first image of a black hole. The first images of a black hole were published on 10 April 2019. It provides computational support to learn about general relativity in the strong-field regime. 

She theorizes that black holes leave a background shadow of hot gas. The machine learning algorithm fills in gaps in data produced by telescopes from around the world. 

She led efforts in "the verification of images and selection of imaging parameters" for the Event Horizon Telescope. 

She joined the California Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2019. She works on new systems for computational imaging.  

Who is Katie Bouman Married to?

Katie Bouman is married to Joe Leong. They got married in September 2018 in Michigan. No other personal information about her is available at present.  

What are Katie Bouman's Body Measurements?

Katie Bouman reportedly stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of 121 lbs i.e. 55 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches. She has brown eyes and her hair color is dark brown.

What is Katie Bouman's Net Worth?

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Katie Bouman is an American imaging scientist. Her algorithm made possible the first picture visualization of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. She is also the Professor of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology. Her major incomes come from her salary as a scientist and as a professor. As of 2019, her net worth is under evaluation. 

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