Dr. Tyson Littenberg

Adjunct Professor Research Scientist II, CSPAR


320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 2051
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Physics, Montana State University - Bozeman, 2009
  • M.S., Physics, Montana State University - Bozeman, 2006
  • B.S., Physics, University of New York at Oswego, 2003


  • Gravitational wave astronomy on ground and space
  • Bayesian inference
  • The Universe

Recent Publications

  • Bayesian Inference for Spectral Estimation of Gravitational Wave Detector Noise , T. B. Littenberg and N. J. Cornish, accepted by Phys. Rev. D (2015)

  • Parameter estimation for compact binaries with ground-based gravitational-wave observations using the LALInference software library , J Veitch, V Raymond, B Farr, W Farr, P Graff, S Vitale, B Aylott, et al, Phys. Rev. D 91, 042003 (2015)

  • Fortifying the characterization of binary mergers in LIGO data, T. B. Littenberg, M. Coughlin, B. Farr, and W. M. Farr, Phys. Rev. D 88, 084044 (2013)

  • Systematic biases in parameter estimation of binary black-hole mergers, T. B. Littenberg, J. G. Baker, A. Buonanno, and B. J. Kelly, Phys. Rev. D 87, 104003 (2013)

  • A detection pipeline for galactic binaries in LISA data, T. B. Littenberg, Phys. Rev. D 84, 063009 (2011)

  • Separating gravitational wave signals from instrument artifacts, T. B. Littenberg and N. J. Cornish, Phys. Rev. D 82, 103007 (2010)

  • Bayesian approach to the detection problem in gravitational wave astronomy, T. B. Littenberg and N. J. Cornish, Phys. Rev. D 80, 063007 (2009)