Curriculum Vitae Aniruddha R. Thakar  
Principal Research Scientist  
Center for Astrophysical Sciences,
The Johns Hopkins University
3701 San Martin Dr.,
Baltimore, MD 21218-2695
(410) 516-4850
(410) 516-5096 (fax)
Email: thakar@jhu.edu
http://www.sdss.jhu.edu/~thakar/

Academic Degrees:

1997 Ph.D. (Astronomy), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1993 M.S. (Astronomy), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1987 B.S. (Combined Honors in Physics & Computer Science), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Positions Held:

2011-present: Principal Research Scientist, Center for Astrophysical Sciences,
2004-2011: Research Scientist, Center for Astrophysical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
1998-2004: Associate Research Scientist, Center for Astrophysical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
1997-1998: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysical Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University
1993-1997: Graduate Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University
1991-1993: Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University
1988-1991: Computer Systems Specialist, Bell Canada, Ottawa, Canada
1985-1988: Programmer/Analyst, Gandalf Data Ltd., Ottawa, Canada

Publications

(Refereed publications are in bold font.)

  1. Raddick, M.J., Thakar, A.R., Szalay, A.S., Santos, R.D.C. 2014: “Ten Years of SkyServer II: How Astronomers and the Public Have Embraced e-Science”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 16, 4 (Jul/Aug 2014, "Extreme Data"), 32.
  2. Raddick, M.J., Thakar, A.R., Szalay, A.S., Santos, R.D.C. 2014: “Ten Years of SkyServer I: Tracking Web and SQL e-Science Usage”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 16, 4 (Jul/Aug 2014, "Extreme Data"), 22.
  3. Abazajian, K.N. et al. 2009, “The Seventh Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 182, 543.
  4. Yanny, B. et al. 2009, “SEGUE: A Spectroscopic Survey of 240,000 Stars with g = 14-20”, The Astronomical Journal, 137, 4377.
  5. Becla, J.; Lim, K-T.; Monkewitz, S.; Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Thakar, A. R.; Gray, J. 2008, “Organizing the LSST Database for Real-Time Astronomical Processing,” Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVII ASP Conference Series, Vol. 394, proceedings of the conference held 23-26 September 2007 in London, UK. Edited by Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark and James R. Lewis, p.114.
  6. Thakar, A.R. 2008: “Lessons Learned From The SDSS Catalog Archive Server”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 10, 6 (Nov/Dec 2008), 65.
  7. Adelman-McCarthy, J.K. et al. 2008, “The Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 175, 297.
  8. Thakar, A.R. 2008: “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Drinking from the Fire Hose”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 10, 1 (Jan/Feb 2008), 9.
  9. Li, N. and Thakar, A.R. 2008: “CasJobs and MyDB: A Batch Query Workbench”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 10, 1 (Jan/Feb 2008),  18.
  10. Thakar, A.R., Szalay, A.S., Fekete, G., and Gray, J. 2008: “The Catalog Archive Server Database Management System”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 10, 1 (Jan/Feb 2008), 30.
  11. Szalay, A.S., Thakar, A.R., and Gray, J. 2008: “The sqlLoader Data Loading Pipeline”, Computing in Science and Engineering, 10, 1 (Jan/Feb 2008), 38.
  12. Bianchi, L. et al. 2007, “Statistical Properties of the GALEX-SDSS Matched Source Catalogs, and Classification of the UV Sources”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 173, 659.
  13. Axelrod, T.S. et al. 2007, “The LSST Data Challenges”, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 211, #137.26.
  14. Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.; Gray, J. 2007, “LSST, the Spatial Cross-Match Challenge,” Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI ASP Conference Series, Vol. 376, proceedings of the conference held 15-18 October 2006 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Edited by Richard A. Shaw, Frank Hill and David J. Bell., p.12.
  15. Kantor, J.; Axelrod, T.; Becla, J.; Cook, K.; Nikolaev, S.; Gray, J.; Plante, R.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Szalay, A.; Thakar, A. 2007, “Designing for Peta-Scale in the LSST Database,” Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVI ASP Conference Series, Vol. 376, proceedings of the conference held 15-18 October 2006 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Edited by Richard A. Shaw, Frank Hill and David J. Bell., p.3.
  16. Adelman-McCarthy, J.K. et al. 2007, “The Fifth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 172, 634.
  17. Schneider, D.P. et al. 2007, “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. IV. Fifth Data Release,” The Astronomical Journal, Volume 134, Issue 1, p. 102.
  18. Shen, Y. et al. 2007, “Clustering of High-Redshift (z >= 2.9) Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey,” The Astronomical Journal, Volume 133, Issue 5, p. 2222.
  19. Heasley, James N.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Szalay, A.; Thakar, A. 2007, “The Pan-STARRS Object Data Manager Database,” American Astronomical Society Meeting 210, #21.03.
  20. Singh, V.; Gray, J.; Thakar, A.; Szalay, A. S.; Raddick, J.; Boroski, W.; Lebedeva, S.; Yanny, B. 2007, “SkyServer Traffic Report - The First Five Years,” Microsoft Technical Report, MSR-TR-2006-190.
  21. Gray, J.; Szalay, A.; Budavari, T.; Lupton, R.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Thakar, A. 2007, “Cross-Matching Multiple Spatial Observations and Dealing with Missing Data”, Microsoft Technical Report, MSR-TR-2006-175.
  22. Axelrod, T.S. et al. 2006, “The LSST Data Products”, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts, 209, #86.07.
  23. Chen, J., Kravtsov, A. V., Prada, F., Sheldon, E. S., Klypin, A. A., Blanton, M. R., Brinkmann, J., Thakar, A. R. 2006: “Constraining the Projected Radial Distribution of Galactic Satellites with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal, 647, 1, 86.
  24. Becla, J.; Hanushevsky, A.; Nikolaev, S.; Abdulla, G.; Szalay, A.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Thakar, A.; Gray, J. 2006, “Designing a multi-petabyte database for LSST’, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6270, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems, David R. Silva, Rodger E. Doxsey, Editors, p. 24.
  25. Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Thakar, A. R.; Szalay, A. S.; Gray, J. 2006, “Large-Scale Query and XMatch, Entering the Parallel Zone”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 351, Proceedings of the Conference Held 2-5 October 2005 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. Edited by Carlos Gabriel, Christophe Arviset, Daniel Ponz, and Enrique Solano. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2006., p.493.
  26. Richards, G.T. et al. 2006, “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Survey: Quasar Luminosity Function from Data Release 3”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 6, p. 2766.
  27. Adelman-McCarthy, J.K. et al. 2006, “The Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 162, 38.
  28. Thakar, A. R.; Szalay, A. S.; O'Mullane, W.; Budavári, T.; Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Fekete, G.; Li, N.; Carliles, S.; Gray, J.; Lupton, R. 2005, “New Features for VO-Enabled Data Intensive Science with the SDSS Data Release 3”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 347, Proceedings of the Conference held 24-27 October, 2004 in Pasadena, California, USA. Edited by P. Shopbell, M. Britton, and R. Ebert. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005., p.684.
  29. Haridas, V.; O'Mullane, W.; Budavári, T.; Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Szalay, A. S.; Carliles, S.; Thakar, A. R. 2005, “FITS Image Cutout Web Services”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 347, Proceedings of the Conference held 24-27 October, 2004 in Pasadena, California, USA. Edited by P. Shopbell, M. Britton, and R. Ebert. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005., p.665.
  30. O'Mullane, W.; Budavári, T.; Li, N.; Malik, T.; Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.. 2005, “OpenSkyQuery and OpenSkyNode - the VO Framework to Federate Astronomy Archives”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 347, Proceedings of the Conference held 24-27 October, 2004 in Pasadena, California, USA. Edited by P. Shopbell, M. Britton, and R. Ebert. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005., p.341.
  31. Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.; O'Mullane, W.; Gray, J.; Annis, J. 2005, “MaxBCG: The Importance of Database Systems for the Virtual Observatory and the Grid”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIV ASP Conference Series, Vol. 347, Proceedings of the Conference held 24-27 October, 2004 in Pasadena, California, USA. Edited by P. Shopbell, M. Britton, and R. Ebert. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005., p.233.
  32. Becla, J.; Nikolaev, S.; Abdulla, G.; Szalay, A. S.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Thakar, A.; Axelrod, T.; Gray, J.; Pike, R.; Rosing, W. 2005, “LSST Data Access Overview”, American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, #26.33; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, p.1207.
  33. Scranton, R. et al. 2005, “Detection of Cosmic Magnification with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 633, Issue 2, p. 589.
  34. Schneider, D. et al. 2005, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. III. Third Data Release", The Astronomical Journal, 130, 367.
  35. York, D. et al. 2005, “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey QSO absorption line catalogue”, Probing Galaxies through Quasar Absorption Lines, IAU Colloquium Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 199, held March 14-18 2005, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, edited by Peter R. Williams, Cheng-Gang Shu and Brice Menard. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2005., p.58.
  36. Abazajian, K. et al. 2005, “The Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 129, Issue 3, p. 1755.
  37. OMullane, W.; Li, N.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Szalay, A.; Thakar, A.; Gray, J. 2005, “Batch is Back: CasJobs, serving multi-TB data on the Web”, ICWS 2005. Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, 11-15 July 2005, Volume 1, p. 33.
  38. Nieto-Santisteban, M. et al. 2005, “When Database Systens Meet the Grid”, Proceedings of CIDR 2005 Conference, Asilomar, CA. Jan. 2005, p. 154.
  39. Thakar, A. R. et al. 2004, “Brave New World: Data Intensive Science with SDSS and the VO”, American Astronomical Society Meeting 205, #113.01; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 36, p.1541.
  40. Ivezić, Ž. et al. 2004, “SDSS data management and photometric quality assessment”, Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol.325, Issue 6, p.583.
  41. Gray, J. et al. 2004, “There Goes the Neighborhood: Relational Algebra for Spatial Data Search”, Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2004-32, April 2004.
  42. Yip, C. W. et al. 2004, “Distributions of Galaxy Spectral Types in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 128, Issue 2, p. 585.
  43. Thakar, A.; Szalay, A. S.; Gray, J. 2004, “From FITS to SQL - Loading and Publishing the SDSS Data”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIII, Proceedings of the conference held 12-15 October, 2003 in Strasbourg, France. Edited by Francois Ochsenbein, Mark G. Allen and Daniel Egret. ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 314. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004., p.38.
  44. Haridas, V. et al. 2004, “Making FITS available on .NET and its applications”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIII, Proceedings of the conference held 12-15 October, 2003 in Strasbourg, France. Edited by Francois Ochsenbein, Mark G. Allen and Daniel Egret. ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 314. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004., p.424.
  45. Purger, N. ; Budavári, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A.; Csabai, I. 2004, “Build Your Own SkyNode!”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIII, Proceedings of the conference held 12-15 October, 2003 in Strasbourg, France. Edited by Francois Ochsenbein, Mark G. Allen and Daniel Egret. ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 314. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004., p.201.
  46. Budavári, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Gray, J.; O'Mullane, W.; Williams, R.; Thakar, A.; Malik, T.; Yasuda, N.; Mann, R. 2004, “Open SkyQuery -- VO Compliant Dynamic Federation of Astronomical Archives”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XIII, Proceedings of the conference held 12-15 October, 2003 in Strasbourg, France. Edited by Francois Ochsenbein, Mark G. Allen and Daniel Egret. ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 314. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2004., p.177.
  47. Abazajian, K. et al. 2004, “The Second Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 128, Issue 1, p. 502.
  48. Nieto-Santisteban, M. A.; O'Mullane, W.; Gray, J.; Li, N.; Budavari, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R. 2004, “Extending the SDSS Batch Query System to the National Virtual Observatory Grid”, Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2004-12, February 2004.
  49. Thakar, A.R., Szalay, A.S., Kunszt, P.K., Gray, J. 2003, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Science Archive: Migrating A Multiterabyte Archive from Object to Relational Databases", Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 5 (Sep/Oct 2003), pp16-29.
  50. Schneider, D. et al. 2003, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. II. First Data Release", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 126, Issue 6, 2579.
  51. Abazajian, K. et al. 2003, “The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 126, Issue 4, p. 2081.
  52. Budavári, T. et al. 2003, “Angular Clustering with Photometric Redshifts in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Bimodality in the Clustering Properties of Galaxies”, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 595, Issue 1, p. 59.
  53. Kauffmann, G. et al. 2003, “Stellar masses and star formation histories for 105 galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, Monthly Notice of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 341, Issue 1, p. 33.
  54. Bernardi, M. et al. 2003, “Early-Type Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. The Fundamental Plane”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 125, Issue 4, p. 1866.
  55. Bernardi, M. et al. 2003, “Early-Type Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. II. Correlations between Observables”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 125, Issue 4, p. 1849.
  56. Bernardi, M. et al. 2003, “Early-Type Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I. The Sample”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 125, Issue 4, p. 1817.
  57. Thakar, A. R.; Szalay, A. S.; Vandenberg, J. V.; Gray, J.; Stoughton, A. S. 2003, “Data Organization in the SDSS Data Release 1”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XII ASP Conference Series, Vol. 295, 2003 H. E. Payne, R. I. Jedrzejewski, and R. N. Hook, eds., p.217.
  58. Budavári, T.; Malik, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.; Gray, J. 2003, “SkyQuery -- A Prototype Distributed Query Web Service for the Virtual Observatory”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XII ASP Conference Series, Vol. 295, 2003 H. E. Payne, R. I. Jedrzejewski, and R. N. Hook, eds., p.31.
  59. Malik, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Budavari, T.; Thakar, A. R. 2003, “SkyQuery: A WebService Approach to Federate Databases”, Proceedings of CIDR 2003 Conference, Asilomar, CA. Jan. 2003, P17.
  60. Szalay, A. S.; Budavari, T.; Malik, T.; Gray, J.; Thakar, A. R. 2002, “Web services for the Virtual Observatory”, Virtual Observatories. Edited by Szalay, Alexander S. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4846, p. 124.
  61. Gray, J.; Szalay, A.S.; Thakar, A. R.; Stoughton, C.; vandenDerg, J. 2002, “Online Scientific Data Curation, Publication, and Archiving”, Virtual Observatories. Edited by Szalay, Alexander S. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4846, p. 103.
  62. Thakar, A. R.; Budavari, T.; Malik, T.; Szalay, A. S.; Fekete, G.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Haridas, V.; Gray, J. 2002, “SkyQuery - A Prototype Distributed Query and Cross-Matching Web Service for the Virtual Observatory”, American Astronomical Society, 201st AAS Meeting, #105.07; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 34, p.1274.
  63. Ivezić, Ž. et al. 2002, “Optical and Radio Properties of Extragalactic Sources Observed by the FIRST Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 124, Issue 5, p. 2364.
  64. Hall, P.B. et al. 2002, “Unusual Broad Absorption Line Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 141, Issue 2, p. 267.
  65. Richards, G.T., Vanden Berk, D.E., Reichard, T. A., Hall, P.B., Schneider, D.P., SubbaRao, M., Thakar, A.R., and York, D.G. 2002: “Broad Emission-Line Shifts in Quasars: An Orientation Measure for Radio-Quiet Quasars?”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 124, Issue 1, p. 1.
  66. Gray, J.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Stoughton, C.; Slutz, D.; vandenBerg, J. 2002, “Data Mining the SDSS SkyServer Database”, Microsoft Research Techincal Report MSR-TR-2002-01, Jan 2002.
  67. Schneider, D. et al. 2002, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. I. Early Data Release", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 123, Issue 2, pp. 567.
  68. Stoughton, C. et al. 2002, "Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Early Data Release", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 123, Issue 1, pp. 485.
  69. Thakar, A. R.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Szalay, A. S.; Stoughton, C.; Gray, J.; Vandenberg, J. V. 2002, “Query Performance in the SDSS Early Data Release”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XI, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 281. Edited by David A. Bohlender, Daniel Durand, and Thomas H. Handley. ISBN: 1-58381-124-9. ISSN: 1080-7926. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2002, p. 112.
  70. Becker, R. H. et al. 2001, “Evidence for Reionization at z~6: Detection of a Gunn-Peterson Trough in a z=6.28 Quasar”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 122, Issue 6, p. 2850.
  71. Szalay, A. S.; Gray, J.; Thakar, A. R.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Malik, T.; Raddick, J.; Stoughton, C.; vandenBerg, J. 2001, “The SDSS SkyServer: Public Access to the Sloan Digital Sky Server Data”, Microsoft Research Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-104, Nov 2001.
  72. Blanton M. R. et al. 2001, “The Luminosity Function of Galaxies in SDSS Commissioning Data”, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 121, Issue 5, p. 2358.
  73. Castander, F.J., et al. 2001, "The First Hour of Extragalactic Data of The Sloan Digitial Sky Survey Spectroscopic Commissioning: The Coma Cluster", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 121, Issue 5, p. 2331.
  74. Harris, H. C. et al. 2001, “A New Very Cool White Dwarf Discovered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 549, Issue 1, p. L109.
  75. Schneider, D. et al. 2001, "High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. V. Hobby-Eberly Telescope Observations", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 121, Issue 3, p. 1232.
  76. Kunszt, P.Z., Szalay, A.S., Thakar, A.R. 2001, "The Hierarchical Triangular Mesh", Proceedings of Mining the Sky Conference (Garching, Germany, eds. A.J.Banday et al.), ESO Astrophysics Symposia, Proceedings 2000.XV, 631.
  77. Thakar, A.R., Kunszt, P.Z., Szalay, A.S. 2001, "Case Study of Handling Scientific Queries on Very Large Datasets: The SDSS Science Archive", Proceedings of Mining the Sky Conference (Garching, Germany, eds. A.J.Banday et al.), ESO Astrophysics Symposia, Proceedings 2000.XV, 624.
  78. Szalay, A.S., Gray, J., Kunszt, P., Thakar, A., Slutz, D. 2001, "Large Databases in Astronomy", Proceedings of Mining the Sky Conference (Garching, Germany, eds. A.J.Banday et al.), ESO Astrophysics Symposia, Proceedings 2000.XV, 99.
  79. Thakar, A.R., Kunszt, P.Z., Szalay, A.S. 2001, "A Parallel, Distributed Archive Template for the NVO", Proceedings of ADASS-X (Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X Conference), ASP Conf. Series, 238, 40.
  80. Thakar, A. R.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Szalay, A. S. 2001, “Multi-Threaded Decomposition of Queries: The SDSS Model”, Virtual Observatories of the Future, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 225. Edited by Robert J. Brunner, S. George Djorgovski, and Alex S. Szalay. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN: 1-58381-057-9, p.230.
  81. Zheng W. et al. 2000, "Five High-Redshift Quasars Discovered in Commissioning Imaging Data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", The Astronomical Journal, 120, 1607.
  82. York, D. et al. 2000, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical Summary", The Astronomical Journal, 120, 1579.
  83. Fischer, P. et al. 2000, "Weak Lensing with Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data: The Galaxy-Mass Correlation Function to 1 H-1 Mpc", The Astronomical Journal, 120, 1198.
  84. Fan X. et al. 2000, "The Discovery of a Luminous z=5.80 Quasar from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", The Astronomical Journal, 120, 1167.
  85. Ivezic, Z. et al. 2000, "Candidate RR Lyrae Stars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data", The Astronomical Journal, 120, 963.
  86. Leggett, S.K. et al. 2000, "The Missing Link: Early Methane ("T" ) Dwarfs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 536, L35.
  87. Tsvetanov, Z. et al. 2000, "The Discovery of a Second Field Methane Brown Dwarf from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data", The Astronomical Journal, 531, L61.
  88. Fan, X. et al. and Thakar, A.R. 2000, "High-Redshift Quasars Found in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Commissioning Data. II. The Spring Equatorial Stripe", The Astronomical Journal, 119, 1.
  89. Szalay, A. S.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Thakar, A. R.; Gray, J.; Slutz, D. 2000, “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Archive”, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 216, edited by Nadine Manset, Christian Veillet, and Dennis Crabtree. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN 1-58381-047-1, 2000., p.405.
  90. Kunszt, P.Z., Szalay, A.S., Csabai, I., and Thakar, A.R. 2000, "The Indexing of the SDSS Science Archive", Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 216, edited by Nadine Manset, Christian Veillet, and Dennis Crabtree. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN 1-58381-047-1, 2000., p.141.
  91. Thakar, A.R., Kunszt, P.Z., Szalay, A.S. and Szokoly G.P. 1999, "Multi-threaded Query Agent and Engine for a Very Large Astronomical Database", Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 216, edited by Nadine Manset, Christian Veillet, and Dennis Crabtree. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, ISBN 1-58381-047-1, 2000., p. 231.
  92. Szalay, A.S., Kunszt, P.K., Thakar, A.R., Gray, J., Slutz, D., Brunner, R. 1999, "Designing and Mining Multi-Terabyte Astronomy Archives: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey", Proceedings of the 2000 ACM SIGMOD on Management of Data, May 15-18, 2000 (Dallas, TX), 451.
  93. Thakar, A. R.; Ryden, B. S. 1998, “The Formation of Kinematically Decoupled Bulges and Cores in Spirals”, American Astronomical Society, 193rd AAS Meeting, #105.11; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 30, p.1408.
  94. Thakar, A.R. and Ryden, B.S. 1998, "Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations of Counterrotating Disk Formation in Spiral Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal, 506, 93.
  95. Thakar, A.R. and Ryden, B.S. 1997, "SPH Simulations of Counterrotating Disk Formation in Spirals", American Astronomical Society, 191st AAS Meeting, #77.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 29, p.1332.
  96. Thakar, A.R. 1997, “A Numerical Study of Counterrotating Disks in Spiral Galaxies”, Ph.D. Thesis, The Ohio State University.
  97. Thakar, A.R. 1997, "A Numerical Study of Counterrotating Disks in Spiral Galaxies", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP), 109, 934.
  98. Thakar, A.R., Ryden, B.S., Jore, K.P., Broeils, A.H. 1997, "NGC~4138: A Case Study in Counterrotating Disk Formation", The Astrophysical Journal, 479, 702.
  99. Thakar, A.R. 1996, "The Formation of Massive Counterrotating Disks in Spiral Galaxies", American Astronomical Society, 188th AAS Meeting, #83.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 28, p.959.
  100. Thakar, A.R. and Ryden, B.S. 1996, "Formation of Massive Counterrotating Disks in Spiral Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal, 461, 55.
  101. Thakar, A.R., Ryden, B.S., Jore, K.P., & Broeils, A.H. 1995, "NGC 4138 - A Smoking Gun for Counterrotating Disk Formation", American Astronomical Society, 187th AAS Meeting, #109.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 27, p.1442.
  102. Thakar, A.R. and Ryden, B.S. 1994, "Sticky Particle Simulations of Counterrotating Disk Formation", American Astronomical Society, 185th AAS Meeting, #77.20; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 26, p.1441.
  103. Thakar, A. and Wing, R.F. 1992, "Narrow-Band Infrared Photometry of MWC 560", American Astronomical Society, 180th AAS Meeting, #44.14; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 24, p.801.