Statistical Challenges in Astronomy

Date: 

Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, 8 December 2017 - 5:00pm

Venue: 

UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics

Current and future astronomical survey projects produce large volumes of high quality data to enable research on topics including the formation and evolution of the Milky Way, the architecture of exoplanetary systems, and the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.

This workshop will bring together statisticians and astronomers to stimulate discussions of new ideas and foster new collaborations, and hence accelerate discovery across disciplinary boundaries.

Topics will include group finding for big data, high dimensional data visualisation, generative models, and Bayesian modelling. The format of the workshop seeks to overcome cross disciplinary language barriers and to initiate potential collaborations between participants.

Details of the workshop can be found at: http://web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~yanan/