Mengya (Mia) Hu
Mengya Hu is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Princeton University. Her research focuses on the image simulation and image processing of space telescope systems with starshades. Space telescope systems with starshades is a promising but challenging way for exploring our earth twins. She has applied generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) with Gaussian assumption to detect exoplanets in images. She has also developed a sequential GRLT using a binomial distribution for images using photon-counting modes. She is also exploring more advanced machine learning techniques on this detection problem.
Additionally, She was Vice President of Princeton Graduate Society of Women Engineers and the Social Outreach Chair of Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Princeton University. She graduated from Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in July 2015 and was awarded the highest honor of the university, the “Guo Mo-Ruo Scholarship”(only thirty two students in the whole university awarded with the scholarship).