RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Workshop on Machine Learning in Astronomy

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Thursday 30 May 2019, 01:00pm - 06:00pm

Location Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster LA1 4YW

About the event:

The Royal Statistical Society section on Statistical Computing, and the Lancashire and Cumbria local group, are organising a one-day workshop on Machine Learning in Astronomy. This workshop is focused on the growing area of research in Astrostatistics and the application and Machine Learning techniques to answer scientific questions in Astronomy and Cosmology. In recent decades there has been an enormous increase in the volume and complexity of recorded astronomical data. To answer the many important scientific questions posed by the astronomical community, there is a need to develop efficient and objective scientific tools to exploit multifaceted astronomical datasets and to link these to astrophysical theory. Ongoing work in this area has already led to new statistical methods and machine learning techniques for classifying galaxies, discovering new pulsars and detecting of exoplanets. 

This workshop will be held at Lancaster University between 1pm-6pm on 30th May 2019 in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre with presentations from:

This workshop is a half-day event which aims to bring together academics and students interested in the research challenges that lie at the interface between Astronomy and Data Analysis. There will be a poster session and wine reception sponsored by the RSS local group at the end of the workshop. Attendance at the workshop is free, but registration is required via the following link

A schedule for the event is given below. Titles and abstracts will follow.

13:00 - 13:15 - Opening and introductions
13:15 - 14:00 - David van Dyk (Imperial College)
14:00 - 14:45 - Chris Arridge (Lancaster University)
14:45 - 15:15 - Coffee break
15:15 - 16:00 - Florent Leclercq (Imperial College)
16:00 - 16:45 - Ingo Waldmann (UCL)
16:45            - Wrap-up and close 
16:45 - 18:00 - Wine reception and poster session

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register for in advance:



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