Curriculum Vitae
A pdf version of my full CV can be found here.
Education

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA

Ph.D., Physics (expected graduation date: July 2013)
 Adviser: Professor Frans Pretorius
 M.A., Physics, January 2010

Ph.D., Physics (expected graduation date: July 2013)

Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA

B.S., Mathematics and Physics, June 2008
 with Honors in Physics, Conferred with Distinction

B.S., Mathematics and Physics, June 2008
Awards

Princeton University
 Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics, 2013
National Science Foundation
 Graduate Research Fellowship, 20082011

Stanford University
 Deans' Award for Academic Accomplishment, 2008
 President's Award for Academic Excellence, 2005
Publications

Accepted
 W.E. East and F. Pretorius "Simulating extrememassratio systems in full general relativity" Phys. Rev. D 87, 101502(R) (2013)
 W.E. East and F. Pretorius "Ultrarelativistic black hole formation" Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 101101 (2013)
 W.E. East, S.T. McWilliams, J. Levin, and F. Pretorius "Observing complete gravitational wave signals from dynamical capture binaries" Phys. Rev. D 87, 043004 (2013)
 W.E. East and F. Pretorius "Dynamical Capture Binary Neutron Star Mergers" Astrophys. J. Letters Vol 760, L4 (2012)
 W.E. East, F.M. Ramazanoglu, and F. Pretorius "Conformal thinsandwich solver for generic initial data" Phys. Rev. D 86, 104053 (2012)
 W.E. East, F. Pretorius, and B.C. Stephens "Hydrodynamics in full general relativity with conservative AMR", Phys. Rev. D 85, 124010 (2012)
 W.E. East, F. Pretorius, and B.C. Stephens "Eccentric black holeneutron star mergers: Effects of black hole spin and equation of state", Phys. Rev. D 85, 124009 (2012)
 B.C. Stephens, W.E. East, and F. Pretorius "Eccentric BlackholeNeutronstar Mergers", Astrophys. J. Letters Vol 737, L5 (2011)
 V. Petrosian and W.E. East "Heating and Acceleration of Intracluster Medium Electrons by Turbulence", Astrophys. J. Vol 682, 175 (2008)
Presentations
 "Dynamical Capture Compact Binary Mergers", UIUC Theoretical Astrophysics and GR seminar, Dec. 12, 2012; Perimeter Institute Strong gravity seminar, Nov. 22, 2012; Harvard CFA, Nov. 9 2012; Caltech TAPIR seminar, Oct. 26, 2012; and Cornell Astrophysics lunch seminar, Oct 24, 2012.
 "Eccentric Compact Object Mergers", APS April Meeting, April 1, 2012.
 "Eccentric Black HoleNeutron Star Mergers", Eastern Gravity Meeting at Princeton University, June 3, 2011.
 "Simulations of eccentric BHNS mergers in full GR: Part II", APS April Meeting, May 2, 2011.
 "Ultrarelativistic neutron star collisions", Eastern Gravity Meeting at NC State University, May 22, 2010.
Professional Experience

Keystream Corporation, Mountain View, CA USA
 Algorithms Intern, April 2008 to August 2008
Technical Skills
 Programming: C, C++, Fortran, Python, Java, and Matlab