Dr Duncan Farrah (UHM) is employed as Assistant Specialist at University of Hawaii at Manoa.. His primary research area is observational extragalactic astrophysics. Within this domain he has a broad and diverse research portfolio, including: (1) X-ray to far-infrared studies of active galaxies to investigate links between star formation and supermassive black hole accretion, (2) multi-wavelength surveys to study the assembly history of galaxies, (3) observational tests of the nature of the dark matter quantum, and (4) approaches to visualizing and interacting with large astronomical datasets. He pioneered the use of graph theory as an analysis tool in observational astrophysics, publishing the first paper to explicitly use this approach (Farrah et al, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 700, Issue 1, pp. 395-416 (2009).
Dr Farrah is a member of several large extragalactic survey teams, and is deputy PI of the Spitzer DEEPDRILL consortium, with management responsibilities for science planning and team meetings. He is also a member of the Spitzer IRS instrument team, and the NuSTAR team, and has authored several papers that combine X-ray analysis with data from other wavelengths. Dr Farrah currently serves as co-chair of the Far Infrared Science Interest Group, a NASA-sponsored committee with responsibilities including soliciting community input for far-infrared technology development and promoting far-infrared science to the community. He has also served on (and in some cases chaired) telescope time allocation committees, including those for ALMA and Spitzer, and has served as a panel member for astronomy fellowship applications, including the 2017 Einstein fellowships.