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Welcome to ASAIP

The Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal ( is a new Web site serving the cross-disciplinary communities of astronomers, statisticians and computer scientists. It is intended to foster research into advanced methodologies for astronomical research, and to promulgate such methods into the broader astronomy community. The WWW public is welcome to read materials in ASAIP. Use the navigation bar above, or the search box at the upper right, to find material throughout the ASAIP Web site.


The ASAIP provides searchable abstracts to Recent Papers in the field, several discussion Forums, various resources for researchers, brief Articles by experts, lists of Meetings, and access to various Web resources such as on-line courses, books, jobs and blogs. The site will be used for public outreach by five organizations: International Astrostatistics Association (IAA, to be affiliated with the International Statistical Institute),  American Astronomical Society Working Group in Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics (AAS/WGAA), International Astronomical Union Working Group in Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics (IAU/WGAA), Information and Statistical Sciences Consortium of the planned Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST/ISSC), and the American Statistical Association Interest Group in Astrostatistics (ASA/IGA).

Join the ASAIP! Members of ASAIP -- researchers and students in astronomy, statistics, computer science and related fields -- can contribute to the discussion Forums, submit Recent Papers, Research Group links, and announcements of Meetings.  Members login using the box at the upper right; typical login names have the form `jsmith'.  To become a member, please .

ASAIP has been edited by Eric Feigelson (Penn State University) and the late Joseph Hilbe (Arizona State University) who passed away in early-2017.  ASAIP is hosted by the Eberly College of Science of the Pennsylvania State University.  No guarantee is given for the validity or usefulness of information or advice provided on ASAIP.

ASAIP Editor's Blog: March 2018

Earlier ASAIP Editors' Blogs

Notice:  LSST Data Science Fellowships.  The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Corporation Data Science Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for new students at  This is a supplement to graduate education in astronomy, intended to teach astronomy students essential skills for dealing with big data. The DSFP consists of three, one-week schools per year over a two year period.

G. Jogesh Babu, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State University is the 2018 winner of the Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research.  This award is issued annually by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.  His citation reads, "For his vision and dedication in helping to build the astrostatistics community for more than two decades, his commitment to young researchers in the field, and his research contributions to the analysis of astronomical data."