Michael Matesic is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics at Université de Montréal under the joint supervision of Dr. Laurence Perreault-Levasseur and Dr. Jason Rowe. The focus of Michael’s research combines simulation-based inference with machine learning and evidence-driven Bayesian statistics to assess the reliability of purported exoplanet transit signatures. Michael received his M.Sc. in Physics from Bishop’s University and B.Sc. in Honours Co-operative Physics and Astronomy from the University of Waterloo.