Katie Bouman (born in 1989) is an American Imaging Scientist, MIT Graduate Student and Assistant Professor from West Lafayette, Indiana. She became famous after developing an algorithm that made possible to capture the first-ever image of a black hole.
Furthermore, the 29-year-old scientist used the Event Horizon Telescope to make this happen. On April 10, 2019, a team of more than 200 researchers revealed the photo of a black hole. 5 petabytes (5,242,880 Gigabytes) of memory took place to image the black hole.
Katie developed the main algorithm that served devise imaging methods. Moreover, she started her research three years that eventually paid her off. The photograph shows a huge black hole and its shadow at the center of a galaxy is called M87.
In addition, a global network of telescopes called “the Event Horizon Telescope project” was the main instrument for this task. It collected millions of gigabytes of data about M87 using a technique known as interferometry. However, there were still long breaks in the data that required to be filled in.
Katie originated an algorithm “Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction” using Patch priors. In fact, Vincent Fish (a research scientist at MIT’s Haystack Observatory) claimed that Bouman remained the main part of one of the imaging subteams.
Profile, Parents, Education & Early Life
This Image Scientist was born in 1989 in Imaging Scientist and Assistant Professor. Therefore, Katie Bouman’s age is 29 years old, as of 2018. We have no information about her father and mother but we will update you soon.
Furthermore, she completed her school education from West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School in 2007. Later, Katie graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011. She earned her B.Tech degree in electrical engineering and completed her graduation with summa cum laude.
Later, Katie earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also completed her doctorate from the same institute. The scientist also remained the member of the MIT Haystack Observatory.
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Real Full Birth Name
Katherine Louise Bouman.
Imaging Scientist and Assistant Professor.
developing an algorithm that made possible the first visualization of a black hole.
Age (As of 2018)
29 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday
West Lafayette, Indiana, The United States of America.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)
White Caucasian Descent.
California, United States.
Feet & Inches: 5′ 8″. Centimeters: 173 cm. Meters: 1.73 m.
Kilograms: 55 Kg. Pounds: 121 lbs.
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Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School.
1. The University of Michigan. 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.