International Astrostatistics Association


We aims to create an interdisciplinary environment where collaborations between astronomers, statisticians and machine learning experts can flourish.

COIN (COsmostatistics INitiative) is designed to promote the development of a new family of tools for data exploration in astrophysics and cosmology mostly developed during its COIN Residence Programme, an unstructured and intimate meeting, offering opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and sharing of expertise with concrete scientific outcomes.

The main goal of the COIN Residence Programme is to benefit young and experienced researchers in astronomy, statistics and computer science alike, thus contributing to the establishment of Astrostatistics as a discipline on its own. We also aim at creating a personal bound among our members, providing a completely informal environment where such intimate connections can grow. Thus, the program is held in a residence and participants share not only scientific discussions, but participate in logistic decisions during the program.

The group is lead by Rafael S. de Souza (ELTE, Hungary) and co-chaired by Alberto Krone-Martins (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Emille E. O. Ishida (Universite' Blaise Pascal, France) and Ewan Cameron (Oxford University, UK).