About Dacheng Lin
Dacheng Lin joined NU as a research associate professor in the Department of Physics in December 2020. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a PhD in Physics in 2009, and did his undergraduate education at the University of Science and Technology of China. Before Joining NU, he was as a research scientist in February 2014 and became a research assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and at the Space Science Center of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space in 2017. Before joining UNH, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Alabama for 1.5 years and at IRAP, France for 3 years.
The time-domain high-energy astrophysics group studies a large variety of high energy transient phenomena related to black holes of mass across all mass scale and neutron stars. This group focuses on tidal disruption of stars by massive black holes (tidal disruption events), the hunt for the rare intermediate-mass black holes, and multi-messenger astronomy (search for the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave events from binary compact object mergers). The group used both the traditional method and the more advanced machine learning technique.