Name: Gladys Velez Caicedo
Title: Technical Instructor, Junior Lab
Phone: (617) 253-4844
Office: MIT Department of Physics
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 6C-207
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Area of Physics

Physics Advanced Laboratory Research, Experiment Design, and Instruction, Climate and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Research Interests

Gladys Velez Caicedo’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of using data science tools and machine learning to efficiently conduct laboratory physics research and data analysis. Her primary focus helping students develop the skill set necessary to become effective researchers and professional research communicator, focusing on advanced laboratory instruction in experimental physics.

Biographical Sketch

Gladys Velez Caicedo received an BA in Physics & Astronomy from Barnard College. Her core astrophysics research was focused in analyzing very high energy particle physics within active galaxies in the search for dark matter. She has been a Technical Instructor in the Department of Physics since 2017 working and teaching in Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetic, Waves and Optics, as well as in advanced laboratory (8.01, 8.012, 8.02, 8.022, 8.03, 8.13, 8.14).  She is currently the Technical Instructor in the MIT Physics Helena Foundation Junior Laboratory, as well as the Physics Machine Shop Manager.