Neil’s ongoing research is centered on developing software, such as pipelines, for the telescopes affiliated with the OMM and iREx. In collaboration with Étienne Artigau, he has constructed APERO (A PipelinE to Reduce Observation). This software is designed to process data obtained from SPIRou, NIRPS, and can be used for other Echelle spectrographs.
APERO’s main goal is to provide a well documented, open source, fast and generalised data reduction software, allowing numerous researchers worldwide to identify new exoplanets, evaluate previously discovered exoplanets, and accomplish other scientific objectives.
Additionally, Neil has contributed to the software for the James Webb data reduction, specifically focusing on NIRISS SOSS and AMI and continue to provide support in this role.
Currently, he is participating actively in software planning for upcoming instruments, as well as engaging in scientific research on exoplanets and brown dwarfs with other members of iREx.