International Astrostatistics Association

Meetings and Events

Analytics, Inference and Computation in Cosmology03.09.2018 - 14.12.2018 Analytics, Inference and Computation in Cosmology
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Paris

Cosmology is about understanding the origin and evolution of the universe and the formation of all structures within it. To make progress, we need the most powerful mathematical methods available, computational simulations to compute the quantitative predictions of the theory, and statistical inference to compare these predictions with large cosmological data sets.The IHP trimester entitled "Analytics, Inference, and Computation in Cosmology," will be dedicated to the "what" and the "why" but also, and specifically, to the "how" of cosmological calculation. Is the mathematical toolset of cosmology adequate for the challenges ahead? Where do we need new ideas? Whether it be on advances in analytical techniques, innovative methods or new ways to infer cosmological information from cosmological data, this quarter will be an opportunity to gather the leading experts from around the world to share their expertise, spark new ideas and collaborations, and equip the next generation of cosmologists with the innovative mathematical tools we need a new era in precision cosmology. The trimester will consist of an introductory school in Corsica followed by a three month program at the IHP in Paris. Details information will be found here.

Data Science Splinter Meeting06.01.2019 - 10.01.2019 Data Science Splinter Meeting

The 233 AAS Meeting will cover a wide range of topics and that is aimed specifically at astronomers-turned-data-scientists (ATDS) who are currently working as data scientists in industry. The inspiration for the Meeting is our desire (shared by many of our friends and colleagues from both data science and astronomy) to create a more cohesive community among ATDS and between ATDS and current astronomers (especially those who use data science tools and techniques in their research, as well as those who might be interested in transitioning into a data science career).

ICCMS 201916.01.2019 - 19.01.2019 ICCMS 2019

ICCMS 2019 logoThe 11th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation is the main annual research conference aims to bring together researchers around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of Computer Modeling and Simulation.
The current ICCMS 2019 will be held in Melbourne, Australia during January 16-19, 2019. The conference aims to provide a platform for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the universities and the industry. It features invited speeches, parallel sessions and visits.

Detailed infromation can be found here.

Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe28.01.2019 - 01.02.2019 Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe

This series of conferences, Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe, will bring together an international group of experts to review the current state of the art in the study of the high redshift universe and discuss how best to use giant telescopes to learn about it. Among others, we aim to address :

  • What are the key synergies between giant telescopes and other facilities? What are the areas and topics where a concerted effort will yield far superior results than the sum of all parts?
  • What calculations are required in order to make testable predictions and interpret the results of future astronomical observations?

Detailed information can be found here.

23rd International Microlensing Conference30.01.2019 - 01.02.2019 23rd International Microlensing Conference

 The particular focus of this year’s meeting will the computational challenges that confront the       microlensing method, particularly challenges that will be relevant to the microlensing program of     NASA’s upcoming Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission that will also be addressed in the Hack Session. An additional focus of this meeting will be the implications of microlensing results for other exoplanet studies, both theoretical and observational. Other observational and theoretical microlensing results will also be discussed.

Detailed information can be found here.

2019 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'19)19.02.2019 - 21.02.2019 2019 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'19)

Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by a variety of sensors - ranging from ground based to space-borne - and the synergetic use of data coming from other sources and communities. This domain is currently facing sharp development with numerous new initiatives and breakthroughs from intelligent sensors' networks to data science application. These developments are empowering new approaches and applications in various and diverse domains influencing life on earth and societal aspects, from sensing cities, monitoring human settlements and urban areas to climate change and security. 
 

Cosmology on Safari 201903.03.2019 - 09.03.2019 Cosmology on Safari 2019

Cosmology on Safari” will focus on the interplay between cosmological models and data, with emphasis on the challenges that remain in cosmology. Topics covered during the conference will include theoretical perspectives on dark matter, dark energy, gravitational theories and gravitational waves, and the early universe including inflation and primordial physics, as well as observational probes including cosmic microwave background experiments, large-scale structure surveys, 21cm intensity mapping and global measurements, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, supernovae, and baryon acoustic oscillations. There will be dedicated sessions devoted to big data.

Detailed information can be found here.


Large surveys with small telescopes: Past, Present, and Future (Astroplate III)11.03.2019 - 13.03.2019 Large surveys with small telescopes: Past, Present, and Future (Astroplate III)
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Large wide-field surveys, carried out with small telescopes and cameras,. have been carried out since more than a century. The information stored in photographic plates became recently accessible by digitization. Since a huge amount of data is piling up in different data bases it is crucial to combine this information and harvest it in an optimum way. This meeting aims to bring together researchers working on the photographic heritage, with those involved in ongoing and future digital surveys. Combing data sets requires in-depth knowledge of calibration. while their study requires the sophisticated tools of astroinformatics (big data, deep learning), which shall be addressed in the conference

Detailed information can be found here

 

 

Coupling Uncertain Geophysical Hazards Workshop24.03.2019 - 26.03.2019 Coupling Uncertain Geophysical Hazards Workshop
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Earth scientists, applied and computational mathematicians, and statisticians are invited to meet to examine modeling of coupled hazards, to identify the primary challenges in making predictions, and to devise effective strategies to advance methodologies for tackling these complex problems. There will be an examination of the physics of the dominate geophysical process such as mudslides, landslides, avalanches, volcanic mass flow events and airborne ash clouds, and their attendant uncertainties. Researchers will examine and apply new statistical methodologies that show promise for the efficient coupling of hazards.

Detailed information can be found here.

 

Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe25.03.2019 - 29.03.2019 Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe
Calendar
General
Location

This series of conferences, Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe, will bring together an international group of experts to review the current state of the art in the study of the high redshift universe and discuss how best to use giant telescopes to learn about it. Among others, we aim to address :

  • What are the key synergies between giant telescopes and other facilities? What are the areas and topics where a concerted effort will yield far superior results than the sum of all parts?
  • What calculations are required in order to make testable predictions and interpret the results of future astronomical observations?

Detailed information can be found here.