Jen Hobbs worked in the Schellman group as an undergraduate and beginning grad student at Northwestern. She and Howard Budd (Rochester) built the testing system for all 32,000 scintillating fibers for the MINERvA experiment using LabView. I knew she was good when she got frustrated with the slow device drivers and rewrote them during her first summer at Fermilab. When MINERvA was complete she switched to neuroscience so she could continue doing hands-on stuff in the lab.
Her dissertation was on the relation between physical motion and neural signals from rat whiskers and won the Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Award in 2015.
She then became a data scientist applying her expertise in quantitative studies of motion to – SPORTS!
She’s featured in the most recent issue of Symmetry Magazine