International Astrostatistics Association

Meetings and Events

Enabling Multi-Messenger Astrophysics in the Big Data Era25.04.2019 - 26.04.2019 Enabling Multi-Messenger Astrophysics in the Big Data Era
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Baltimore MD

Stellar deaths and their afterlives are laboratories that test fundamental physics through astrophysics. The advent of extremely wide-field surveys will revolutionize this field, and we will be able to probe new time and energy scales. This workshop will connect scientists with expertise in multi-messenger astrophysics with statisticians, data scientists, and software developers. Together, they will highlight what infrastructure exists, identify how these pieces may be connected together into a larger ecosystem, and develop a roadmap to prepare for future surveys.   

Summer school in statistics for astronomers03.06.2019 - 07.06.2019 Summer school in statistics for astronomers

Penn State's Center for Astrostatistics is continuing its annual Summer Schools in Statistics for astronomers designed for graduate students and researchers in astronomy. Lectures and tutorials are presented by a team of experienced professors in statistics, astronomy, computer science, and informatics. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues. For local information visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau online.

Detalied information can be found here.

Wavelets and Beyond - A celebration for Alexandre Grossmann and Yves Meyer.12.06.2019 - 14.06.2019 Wavelets and Beyond - A celebration for Alexandre Grossmann and Yves Meyer.
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Orsay

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Alexandre Grossmann and Yves Meyer have brought foundational contributions to wavelet theory and its applications. This conference will celebrate their research work on wavelets, and more broadly, the multiple facets of their interdisciplinary scientific interests: theoretical physics, harmonic analysis, signal and image processing, universe sciences, geophysics, mathematical biology.

Detailed information can be found here.

European Week of Astronomy and Space Science - EWASS 201924.06.2019 - 28.06.2019 European Week of Astronomy and Space Science - EWASS 2019
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Lyon

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The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS, formerly JENAM) is the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). Detailed information on the event in its enirety can be found here. There are three splinter sessions directly relevant to data science and, hence, to the IAA menbership:

  • (SS33) Learning the Milky Way: Artificial Intelligence Applications from Solar System to Galaxy Scales.This session is inspired by the growing adoption of machine learning approaches in the astronomy community. It aims  to bring together researchers applying machine learning techniques to data intensive problems in the fields of exoplanets, stars, the interstellar medium and galaxies. The goal is to discuss and share new approaches, disseminate recent results and promote the application of existing algorithms to new problems. Detailed information can be found here.
  • (SS34) Understanding data: Visualisation, machine learning, and reproducibility. Modern astronomy is a data-driven endeavor, with use cases ranging from detailed computational simulations to massive telescopic surveys such as LSST, Gaia, and SKA. Machine learning techniques complement visualisation, supporting knowledge discovery via statistical routines. This session provides information for newcomers to the field through introductory talks and deeper discussions and demonstrations to enhance and expand the knowledge of established researchers.Detailed information can be found here.
  • (SS35) Hack Day.  In a hack session, astronomers with varying levels of skills collaborate on a range of short, relevant projects related to analysis tools, broadcasting tools, community outreach, developing and trying tutorials on current techniques, and more. The projects are proposed prior to or during the session by one or many people, and teams are assembled on the day of the event. Each team tries to construct a working solution during the hack session, which can then be perfected and published in future. Detailed information can be found here.

 

 

Astroinformatics conferences 201924.06.2019 - 27.06.2019 Astroinformatics conferences 2019
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CaltechThis is the tenth in the series of the annual Astroinformatics conferences. Our goals are to assemble researchers working in this field, in order to describe their latest work in this arena, exchange ideas with the other participants, and discuss the future prospects for the field.

Topics to be covered include: machine learning and other methods of advanced data analytics, processing, handling, and distribution of large data sets, data visualization, methodology transfer in data science, etc.  A special emphasis will be given to the examples of new results obtained through the use of astroinformatics tools.

 More information can be found here.

Scientific Computing with Python conference10.07.2019 - 12.07.2019 Scientific Computing with Python conference
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SciPy 2019, the 18th annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, will be held July 8-14, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The annual SciPy Conference brings together over 800 participants from industry, academia, and government to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development. The full program will consist of 2 days of tutorials (July 8-9), 3 days of talks (July 10-12), and 2 days of developer sprints (July 13-14).

 

More information available here.

62nd World Statistics Congress - Astrostatistics session18.08.2019 - 23.08.2019 62nd World Statistics Congress - Astrostatistics session
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This is the large, biennial international conference of the International Statistical Institute & 7 associated societies (~2500 attendees, ~1300 papers). It includes an Invited Paper Session entitled "ASTROSTATISTICS: CHALLENGES IN TIME DOMAIN ASTRONOMY" (IPS 96) sponsored by the ISI Special Interest Group in Astrostatistics. Contributed papers on this topic are welcome.

Detailed information can be found here.

Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe09.09.2019 - 13.09.2019 Extremely Big Eyes on the Early Universe
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Rome

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.

annual ADASS conference06.10.2019 - 10.10.2019 annual ADASS conference

ADASSXXIX logoThe Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference provides a forum for scientists and programmers concerned with algorithms, software and software systems employed in the acquisition, reduction, analysis, and dissemination of astronomical data. An important element of the program is to foster communication between developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems. The program consists of invited talks, contributed oral and display papers, tutorials, user group meetings and special interest group meetings (called BOFs).

Detailed information will be found here.

Computational Intelligence for Astroinformatics06.12.2019 - 09.12.2019 Computational Intelligence for Astroinformatics
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Xiamen

IEEE SSCI is a flagship annual international conference on computational intelligence sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, promoting all aspects of theory, algorithm design, applications and related emerging techniques. IEEE SSCI 2019 will co-locate exciting symposiums, each dedicated to a special topic within or related to computational intelligence, thereby providing a platform for promoting cross-fertilization and collaboration. IEEE SSCI 2019 will be featured by keynote speeches, panel discussions, oral presentations and poster sessions.

 

Detailed information can be found here.