About Me

Currently a member of the Caltech LIGO Laboratory Astrophysics group, where I work on the detection and characterization of ripples in spacetime created by colliding black holes in distant galaxies. My career is marked by nearly a decade of achievement in applying advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to some of the most challenging topics in astrophysics. In addition to a strong foundation in data science and programming, I have developed skills in theory, source simulation, time series analysis, digital signal processing, and experimental design. I am eager to put these fundamental skills to work solving challenging problems in new fields.

Contact Details

Larry R Price
California Institute of Technology
MS 100-36
Pasadena, CA 91125



University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

PhD, Physics 2007

Thesis: Topics in the Perturbation Theory of Rotating Black Holes

Reed College

Portland, OR

BA, Physics 2001



  • Python, Perl, C/C++, Mathematica, Maple, Matlab, SQL, ability to learn new languages
  • Computational modeling, Probability, Statistics, Advanced Mathematics, Digital Signal Processing, Time Series Analysis, Machine Learning
  • Unix, Linux

Data Analysis & Problem Solving

  • Frequentist and Bayesian methods for classification and regression
  • Ability to choose the right tool for the problem at hand to derive actionable insights
  • Aptitude for quickly grasping new concepts in unfamiliar fields


  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse team at various career levels
  • Oversee multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Provide direction to junior colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills


  • Excellent written and public speaking skills evidenced by publications, teaching, and invited talks at international conferences
  • Ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner to a wide range of audiences


Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA


  • Developed software for optimizing astronomical observations
  • Led a working group of 12-15 participants in a large scientific collaboration
  • Organized and managed large scale data science project involving 16 geographically dispersed researchers, resulting in several publications
  • Mentored graduate and undergraduate students on a wide variety of projects

Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI


  • Created low-latency software tools to enable new types of astronomical observations
  • Pioneered advanced statistical methods in the search for gravitational waves in pulsar timing data
  • Developed cosmological simulation software that performed more than 10x faster than the state-of-the-art
  • Applied a computer algebra package developed as a PhD student to problems in black hole physics

Quality Assurance Scientist, Schrödinger Inc

Portland, OR


  • Tested and validated a drug discovery software suite
  • Launched a study comparing computed vs. measured binding affinities for HIV and Alzheimer’s drugs

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Larry R Price
California Institute of Technology
MS 100-36
Pasadena, CA 91125