Yao-Yuan Mao

NASA Einstein Fellow @ Rutgers
Yao-Yuan Mao | NASA Einstein Fellow @ Rutgers | yymao.github.io

Publications

I have authored 50+ refereed journal papers, with 2000+ total citations from 1300+ citing papers, and an h-index of 26. Selected white papers/research notes* are also listed below.

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Preprints

  1. M. M. Rau, C. B. Morrison, S. J. Schmidt et al., "A Composite Likelihood Approach for Inference under Photometric Redshift Uncertainty," arXiv:2101.01184 [ADS]
  2. J. L. Tinker, J. Cao, M. Alpaslan, J. DeRose, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "Probing the galaxy-halo connection with total satellite luminosity," arXiv:1911.04507 [ADS]

2021

  1. E. O. Nadler, A. Drlica‑Wagner, K. Bechtol et al., "Milky Way Satellite Census. III. Constraints on Dark Matter Properties from Observations of Milky Way Satellite Galaxies," PRL (2021, in press), arXiv:2008.00022 [ADS]
  2. LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, "The LSST DESC DC2 Simulated Sky Survey," ApJS (2021, in press), arXiv:2010.05926 [ADS]
  3. R. Zhou, J. A. Newman, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The clustering of DESI-like luminous red galaxies using photometric redshifts," MNRAS, 501, 3309 (2021) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. Y.‑Y. Mao, M. Geha, R. H. Wechsler et al., "The SAGA Survey. II. Building a Statistical Sample of Satellite Systems around Milky Way-like Galaxies," ApJ, 907, 85 (2021) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. *LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, "DESC DC2 Data Release Note," arXiv:2101.04855 [ADS]

2020

  1. C. E. Fielder, Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Zentner et al., "Illuminating dark matter halo density profiles without subhaloes," MNRAS, 499, 2426 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. J.‑z. Cao, J. L. Tinker, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, "Constraining the scatter in the galaxy-halo connection at Milky Way masses," MNRAS, 498, 5080 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. K. Wang, Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Zentner et al., "Concentrations of dark haloes emerge from their merger histories," MNRAS, 498, 4450 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. E. O. Nadler, A. Banerjee, S. Adhikari, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, "Signatures of Velocity-dependent Dark Matter Self-interactions in Milky Way-mass Halos," ApJ, 896, 112 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. E. O. Nadler, R. H. Wechsler, K. Bechtol, Y. ‑Y. Mao et al. (DES Collaboration), "Milky Way Satellite Census. II. Galaxy-Halo Connection Constraints Including the Impact of the Large Magellanic Cloud," ApJ, 893, 48 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]
  6. S. Mau, W. Cerny, A. B. Pace et al., "Two Ultra-faint Milky Way Stellar Systems Discovered in Early Data from the DECam Local Volume Exploration Survey," ApJ, 890, 136 (2020) [arXiv][ADS]

2019

  1. T. S. Li, S. E. Koposov, D. B. Zucker et al. (S5 Collaboration), "The southern stellar stream spectroscopic survey (S$^{5}$): Overview, target selection, data reduction, validation, and early science," MNRAS, 490, 3508 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. D. Korytov, A. Hearin, E. Kovacs et al. (LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration), "CosmoDC2: A Synthetic Sky Catalog for Dark Energy Science with LSST," ApJS, 245, 26 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. K. Wang, Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Zentner et al., "How to optimally constrain galaxy assembly bias: supplement projected correlation functions with count-in-cells statistics," MNRAS, 488, 3541 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. C. E. Fielder, Y.‑Y. Mao, J. A. Newman, A. R. Zentner, T. C. Licquia, "Predictably missing satellites: subhalo abundances in Milky Way-like haloes," MNRAS, 486, 4545 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. *MSE Science Team, "The Detailed Science Case for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer, 2019 edition," arXiv:1904.04907 [ADS]
  6. J. DeRose, R. H. Wechsler, J. L. Tinker, M. R. Becker, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The AEMULUS Project. I. Numerical Simulations for Precision Cosmology," ApJ, 875, 69 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  7. Z. Zhai, J. L. Tinker, M. R. Becker, J. DeRose, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The Aemulus Project. III. Emulation of the Galaxy Correlation Function," ApJ, 874, 95 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  8. E. O. Nadler, Y.‑Y. Mao, G. M. Green, R. H. Wechsler, "Modeling the Connection between Subhalos and Satellites in Milky Way-like Systems," ApJ, 873, 34 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]
  9. *A. Drlica‑Wagner, Y.‑Y. Mao, S. Adhikari et al., "Probing the Fundamental Nature of Dark Matter with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope," arXiv:1902.01055 [ADS]
  10. T. McClintock, E. Rozo, M. R. Becker, J. DeRose, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The Aemulus Project. II. Emulating the Halo Mass Function," ApJ, 872, 53 (2019) [arXiv][ADS]

2018

  1. J. L. Tinker, C. Hahn, Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Wetzel, "Halo histories versus galaxy properties at z = 0 - III. The properties of star-forming galaxies," MNRAS, 478, 4487 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. J. L. Tinker, C. Hahn, Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Wetzel, C. Conroy, "Halo histories versus galaxy properties at z = 0 II: large-scale galactic conformity," MNRAS, 477, 935 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. D. Campbell, F. C. van den Bosch, N. Padmanabhan, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The galaxy clustering crisis in abundance matching," MNRAS, 477, 359 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. E. O. Nadler, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, S. Garrison‑Kimmel, A. Wetzel, "Modeling the Impact of Baryons on Subhalo Populations with Machine Learning," ApJ, 859, 129 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. Y.‑Y. Mao, A. R. Zentner, R. H. Wechsler, "Beyond assembly bias: exploring secondary halo biases for cluster-size haloes," MNRAS, 474, 5143 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  6. A. Tenneti, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. A. C. Croft et al., "The radial acceleration relation in disc galaxies in the MassiveBlack-II simulation," MNRAS, 474, 3125 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  7. Y.‑Y. Mao, E. Kovacs, K. Heitmann et al. (LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration), "DESCQA: An Automated Validation Framework for Synthetic Sky Catalogs," ApJS, 234, 36 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]
  8. J. U. Lange, F. C. van den Bosch, A. Hearin et al., "Brightest galaxies as halo centre tracers in SDSS DR7," MNRAS, 473, 2830 (2018) [arXiv][ADS]

2017

  1. J. L. Tinker, A. R. Wetzel, C. Conroy, Y.‑Y. Mao, "Halo histories versus Galaxy properties at z = 0 - I. The quenching of star formation," MNRAS, 472, 2504 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. A. S. Villarreal, A. R. Zentner, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The immitigable nature of assembly bias: the impact of halo definition on assembly bias," MNRAS, 472, 1088 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. A. P. Hearin, D. Campbell, E. Tollerud et al., "Forward Modeling of Large-scale Structure: An Open-source Approach with Halotools," AJ, 154, 190 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. H. Desmond, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, R. A. Crain, J. Schaye, "On the galaxy-halo connection in the EAGLE simulation," MNRAS, 471, L11 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. M. Geha, R. H. Wechsler, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The SAGA Survey. I. Satellite Galaxy Populations around Eight Milky Way Analogs," ApJ, 847, 4 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  6. Y. Lu, A. Benson, A. Wetzel, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The Importance of Preventive Feedback: Inference from Observations of the Stellar Masses and Metallicities of Milky Way Dwarf Galaxies," ApJ, 846, 66 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]
  7. B. V. Lehmann, Y.‑Y. Mao, M. R. Becker, S. W. Skillman, R. H. Wechsler, "The Concentration Dependence of the Galaxy-Halo Connection: Modeling Assembly Bias with Abundance Matching," ApJ, 834, 37 (2017) [arXiv][ADS]

2016

  1. A. Drlica‑Wagner, K. Bechtol, S. Allam et al., "An Ultra-faint Galaxy Candidate Discovered in Early Data from the Magellanic Satellites Survey," ApJL, 833, L5 (2016) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. Y. Lu, A. Benson, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "The Connection between the Host Halo and the Satellite Galaxies of the Milky Way," ApJ, 830, 59 (2016) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. Y. Wang, F. R. Pearce, A. Knebe et al., "Sussing merger trees: stability and convergence," MNRAS, 459, 1554 (2016) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. Y. D. Hezaveh, N. Dalal, D. P. Marrone, Y.‑Y. Mao et al., "Detection of Lensing Substructure Using ALMA Observations of the Dusty Galaxy SDP.81," ApJ, 823, 37 (2016) [arXiv][ADS]
  5. A. J. Deason, Y.‑Y. Mao, R. H. Wechsler, "The Eating Habits of Milky Way-mass Halos: Destroyed Dwarf Satellites and the Metallicity Distribution of Accreted Stars," ApJ, 821, 5 (2016) [arXiv][ADS]

2015

  1. P. Behroozi, A. Knebe, F. R. Pearce et al., "Major mergers going Notts: challenges for modern halo finders," MNRAS, 454, 3020 (2015) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. A. Drlica‑Wagner, K. Bechtol, E. S. Rykoff et al. (DES Collaboration), "Eight Ultra-faint Galaxy Candidates Discovered in Year Two of the Dark Energy Survey," ApJ, 813, 109 (2015) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. Y.‑Y. Mao, M. Williamson, R. H. Wechsler, "The Dependence of Subhalo Abundance on Halo Concentration," ApJ, 810, 21 (2015) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. *P. A. Thomas, J. Onions, D. Tweed et al., "Sussing Merger Trees: A proposed Merger Tree data format," arXiv:1508.05388 [ADS]

2014

  1. J. Lee, S. K. Yi, P. J. Elahi et al., "Sussing merger trees: the impact of halo merger trees on galaxy properties in a semi-analytic model," MNRAS, 445, 4197 (2014) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. S. Avila, A. Knebe, F. R. Pearce et al., "SUSSING MERGER TREES: the influence of the halo finder," MNRAS, 441, 3488 (2014) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. Y.‑Y. Mao, L. E. Strigari, R. H. Wechsler, "Connecting direct dark matter detection experiments to cosmologically motivated halo models," PRD, 89, 063513 (2014) [arXiv][ADS]

2013

  1. C. Srisawat, A. Knebe, F. R. Pearce et al., "Sussing Merger Trees: The Merger Trees Comparison Project," MNRAS, 436, 150 (2013) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. H.‑Y. Wu, O. Hahn, R. H. Wechsler, P. S. Behroozi, Y.‑Y. Mao, "Rhapsody. II. Subhalo Properties and the Impact of Tidal Stripping From a Statistical Sample of Cluster-size Halos," ApJ, 767, 23 (2013) [arXiv][ADS]
  3. Y.‑Y. Mao, L. E. Strigari, R. H. Wechsler, H.‑Y. Wu, O. Hahn, "Halo-to-halo Similarity and Scatter in the Velocity Distribution of Dark Matter," ApJ, 764, 35 (2013) [arXiv][ADS]
  4. H.‑Y. Wu, O. Hahn, R. H. Wechsler, Y.‑Y. Mao, P. S. Behroozi, "Rhapsody. I. Structural Properties and Formation History from a Statistical Sample of Re-simulated Cluster-size Halos," ApJ, 763, 70 (2013) [arXiv][ADS]

2012

  1. TWQCD Collaboration, "Pseudoscalar meson in two flavors QCD with the optimal domain-wall fermion," Physics Letters B, 717, 420 (2012) [ADS]

2011

  1. T.‑W. Chiu, T.‑H. Hsieh, Y.‑Y. Mao (TWQCD Collaboration), "Topological susceptibility in two flavors lattice QCD with the optimal domain-wall fermion," Physics Letters B, 702, 131 (2011) [arXiv][ADS]

2010

  1. W.‑S. Hou, Y.‑Y. Mao, C.‑H. Shen, "Leading effect of CP violation with four generations," PRD, 82, 036005 (2010) [arXiv][ADS]

2009

  1. Y.‑Y. Mao, T.‑W. Chiu, "Topological susceptibility to the one-loop order in chiral perturbation theory," PRD, 80, 034502 (2009) [arXiv][ADS]
  2. C.‑F. Lee, Y.‑Y. Mao, B. Reipurth, "Infall and Rotation Motions in the HH 111 Protostellar System: A Flattened Envelope in Transition to a Disk?" ApJ, 694, 1395 (2009) [arXiv][ADS]