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Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy V from 13 June 2011 08:00 AM to 17 June 2011 05:00 PM — Penn State University,
Fifth cross-disciplinary research conference on advances in astrostatistics, preceded by weekend tutorials.
Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers from 06 June 2011 08:30 AM to 10 June 2011 05:00 PM — Penn State University,
Seventh annual week-long Summer School in statistical inference for young astronomers.
SMTDA 2012: Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis from 05 June 2012 02:50 PM to 08 June 2012 02:50 PM — Chania Crete Greece,
SMTDA 2012 seeks to promote new methods and techniques for analyzing data: modeling, statistical methods and inference, data mining and knowledge systems, computing-aided decision supports, neural networks and chaotic data analysis.
ADA-VII: Astronomical Data Analysis from 14 May 2012 02:55 PM to 18 May 2012 02:55 PM — Cargese Corsica,
Held regularly since 2001, the ADA conference series is focused on algorithms and information extraction from astrophysical data sets. The conference program includes keynote, invited and contributed talks, as well as posters. This conference series has been characterized by a range of innovative themes, including multiscale geometric transforms such as the curvelet transform, compressed sensing and clustering in cosmology, while at the same time remaining closely linked to front-line open problems and issues in astrophysics and cosmology.
Digging Deeper and Faster: Algorithms for Computationally Limited Problems in Time Domain Astronomy from 12 December 2011 08:30 AM to 13 December 2011 08:30 AM — Caltech, Pasadena CA,
There are many areas of astronomy where the sensitivity of searches for some types of signals is computationally limited, and either faster computers or better algorithms would lead to more discoveries in the same massive data sets or data streams. Examples include gravitational-wave data analysis, or the rapidly developing field of synoptic sky surveys, where transient signals from a variety of interesting astrophysical phenomena must be detected and characterized in (near) real-time. This workshop is a part of the Keck Institute for Space Studies program on “Digging Deeper: Algorithms for Computationally-Limited Searches in Astronomy”. Our goal is to review some of the work done to date, and focus on some of the outstanding issues for the future studies. The workshop is open to anyone interested, and there is no registration fee. However, a registration is mandatory, for the logistical purposes, as the venue size is limited. Please register at . The (evolving) program and further details will be posted on that website.
Cosmology meets Machine Learning 16 December 2011 02:15 PM — Grenada Spain,
NIPS 2011 Workshop (Neural Information Processing Systems) Granada Spain 1-day event, probably Dec 16
11th Intl Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ISSPA’12) from 03 July 2012 08:20 PM to 05 July 2012 08:20 PM — Montreal Canada,
Signal Processing (SP) covers theory, algorithms, performance analyses and applications of techniques for the processing, understanding, learning, retrieval, and extraction of information from signals. Topics include: adaptive SP, multidimensional SP, nonlinear SP. Statistical issues include classification methods, cyclostationary signal analysis, deconvolution, detection, filtering, higher-order statistical methods, system identification, non-Gaussian signals and noise, non-parametric methods, nonstationary statistical signal processing, parameter estimation, signal restoration, signal and noise modelling, spectral analysis and spectral estimation, statistical signal analysis, signal separation, system modeling. Image processing includes advances in algorithms, software and hardware. Topics include human and computer vision systems, image processing, video processing, object recognition, facial expression recognition, gesture recognition, image and video based biometrics, video surveillance and video event detection.
Int’l Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM 2012) from 13 July 2012 08:25 PM to 20 July 2012 08:25 PM — Berlin, Germany,
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world who deal with machine learning and data mining in order to discuss the recent status of the research and to direct further developments. Basic research papers as well as application papers are welcome. Topics include: classification and interpretation of images and video, conceptional learning and clustering, false discovery rates, inductive learning via decision trees, mining image databases, mining text documents, probabilistic information retrieval, selection bias, sampling methods, visualization, Bayesian methods and models, feature learning, learning of ontologies, neutral methods, Support Vector Machines, time series and sequential pattern mining.
7th Int’l Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals (MDA) from 13 July 2012 08:30 PM to 20 July 2012 08:30 PM — Berlin, Germany,
The automatic analysis of images and signals in medicine, biotechnology, chemistry and biometry is a challenging and demanding field. Signal-producing procedures by microscopes, spectrometers and other sensors have found their way into wide fields of medicine, biotechnology, economy and environmental analysis. With this arises the problem of the automatic mass analysis of signal information. Topics include: 1D-2D-3D feature extraction, shape analysis and algorithms; image segmentation algorithms, parallelization of image analysis.
1st Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics from 15 June 2012 08:45 PM to 19 June 2012 08:45 PM — Chalkidiki, Greece,
The conference will bring forth recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration among researchers from all over the world, and contribute to the further development of the field. The program will include plenary talks, special invited talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on all areas of nonparametric statistics. Speakers include Emmanuel Candes (Stanford/Caltech), Peter Hall (Melborne/UC-Davis), Jon Wellner (Washington), Laszlo Gyorfi (Budapest), Wolfgang Hardle (Humboldt), Ingrid Van Keilegom (UC-Louvain), Bruce Lindsay (Penn State), Enno Mammen (Mannheim), Peter Robinson (LSE).
Int’l Society of Bayesian Analysis 2012 Conference from 25 June 2012 08:50 PM to 29 June 2012 08:50 PM — Kyoto, Japan,
The premier meeting of the ISBA, includes a session `Bayesian analysis of astronomical data’. Topics include: model selection, time series analysis, inverse problems, spatial state-space models, econometrics, adaptive Bayesian function estimation, partial identification and causal inference, relational data, biostatistics, sequential updating, predictive inference, Gaussian Processes, subjective priors, nonparametrics, auxiliary variable and particle MCMC methods, network modeling, semi-parametric analysis, and more. Keynote lecturers include: Donald Berry (Texas), Aad van der Vaart (Leiden), Mike West (Duke), Arnaud Doucet (British Columbia), Alan Gelfand (Duke), Tomoyuki Higuchi (ISM/Japan), Chris Holmes (Oxford), Stephen Walker (Kent).
8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics from 09 July 2012 08:55 PM to 14 July 2012 08:55 PM — Istanbul, Turkey,
Scheduled every four years, this meeting is a major worldwide event for statistics and probability, covering all its branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes. It features the latest scientific developments in these fields.
Recent Developments in Statistical Multiscale Methods from 16 July 2012 08:55 PM to 18 July 2012 08:55 PM — Gottingen, Germany,
Statistical Multiscale Methods have been developed rapidly during the last decades and provide nowadays an indispensable tool for a variety of applications. The aim of this workshop is to provide an up to date overview of the different aspects of this emerging field. This includes on the one hand a rigorous mathematical treatment of statistical multiscale estimators such as risk bound analysis, deviation inequalities and their statistical applications, e.g. the construction of confidence sets. On the other hand algorithmic and computational issues will be discussed as well, and their performance in various areas of applications, ranging from signal processing, time series analysis and financial statistics to computational genetics and bio-imaging.
Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM 2012) from 28 July 2012 09:05 PM to 02 August 2012 09:05 PM — San Diego CA,
JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. This meeting is likely to have an astrostatistics session. It is held jointly with the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Statistical Society of Canada, and the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the International Indian Statistical Association. Attended by more than 6,000 people, meeting activities include oral presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall (with state-of-the-art statistical products and opportunities), career placement services, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities.
IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP’12) from 05 August 2012 09:10 PM to 08 August 2012 09:10 PM — Ann Arbor, MI USA,
The 2012 SSP Workshop is a unique meeting that brings members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society together with researchers from allied fields such as bioinformatics, communications, machine learning, and statistics.
Int’l Conference of Computational Statistics and Data Engineering from 04 July 2012 09:20 PM to 06 July 2012 09:20 PM — London, UK,
The conference ICCSDE’12 is held under the World Congress on Engineering 2012. The WCE 2012 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and serves as good platforms for the engineering community members to meet with each other and to exchange ideas. The last IAENG conferences attracted more than one thousand participants from over 30 countries. Topics include: robust and nonparametric methods, computational methods and algorithms, machine learning, data mining, mixture models, nonlinear time series, software for statistical computing, data warehousing, decision trees, pattern matching, clustering, and more.
Int’l Conference on Machine Learning and Data Analysis (ICMLDA’12) from 24 October 2012 09:25 PM to 26 October 2012 09:25 PM — San Francisco, CA USA,
The WCECS 2012 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. The congress has the focus on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and computer science subjects. Topics include: machine learning, neural networks, Bayesian networks, decision trees, evolutionary computation, kernel methods, dimensionality reduction, semantic mining, classification, clustering, scalable algorithms, KDD processes, unsupervised learning, data stream mining, and more.
2013 Joint Statistical Meetings from 03 August 2013 09:35 PM to 08 August 2013 09:35 PM — Montreal Canada,
JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly with the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Statistical Society of Canada, and the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the International Indian Statistical Association. Attended by more than 6,000 people, meeting activities include oral presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall (with state-of-the-art statistical products and opportunities), career placement services, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities.
59th World Statistics Congress from 25 August 2013 09:35 PM to 30 August 2013 09:35 PM — Hong Kong, China,
The 59th WSC is the principal biennial Congress of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and it will have a special session on astrostatistics.
Workshop on Solar Statistics from 16 February 2012 10:15 PM to 17 February 2012 10:15 PM — Cambridge MA USA,
Topics incude: feature recognition, thermal structure, numerical computation, and massive data streams.
From Data to Knowledge: Machine-Learning with Real-time & Streaming Applications from 07 May 2012 10:15 PM to 11 May 2012 10:15 PM — Berkeley, CA USA,
Hosted by Center for Time Domain Informatics at UC Berkeley. Aimed to attract statisticians, computer scientists and researchers across many disciplines (astrophysics, biology, environmental sciences, etc.) working in real-time and streaming data analysis problems.
Data Intensive Astronomy (27th IAU General Assembly) from 20 August 2012 10:20 PM to 31 August 2012 10:20 PM — Beijing, CN,
This triennial gathering of the International Astronomical Union brings astronomers from around the world to discuss and debate the most recent discoveries about the universe. This is the premier meeting of the IAU. The program includes eight IAU Symposia, eighteen Special Sessions, and seven Joint Discussions.
Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VIII from 04 June 2012 08:30 AM to 08 June 2012 05:00 PM — State College PA USA,
The eight annual Penn State Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers will be held at Penn State. The main part of the School is a 5-day course (June 4-8, 2012) in fundamental statistical inference designed to provide researchers and graduate students in the physical sciences with a strong conceptual foundation in modern statistics.
Progress on Statistical Issues in Searches in Physics, Astrophysics, & Photon Science from 04 June 2012 09:00 AM to 06 June 2012 06:00 PM — SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, CA,
A Conference on ”Progress on Statistical Issues in Searches” will be taking place at SLAC, Stanford, California on June 4-6, 2012. It deals with the very relevant topic of statistical issues that arise in experiments that aim to detect new phenomena, typically from complex contaminated Poisson processes. The scope of the Conference is for searches in Particle Physics, Astrophysics/Cosmology, and in PhotonScience (research using high intensity x-ray beams for structural studies). There will be a strong presence of professional Statisticians and Scientists from the relevant fields’. The Conference aims to foster mutual exchanges of ideas and experience, identify open problems, and promote collaborative research.
SAMSI-SAVI Workshop on Astrostatistics from 19 September 2012 09:00 AM to 21 September 2012 06:00 PM — Statistical & Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA,
This three day workshop will bring together astrophysicists and statisticians to brainstorm on advanced topics in statistical inference in the context of modern empirical astrophysics. This is one of the workshops of a several-month cross-disciplinary research program at the NSF-sponsored Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) as part of their 2012-2013 Program on Statistical and Computational Methodology for Massive Datasets. Travel funding is available.
Signal processing and inference for the physical sciences from 26 March 2012 09:00 AM to 27 March 2012 05:00 PM — Royal Society, London,
Royal Society discussion meeting on signal processing and inferences in the physical sciences, organised by Dr Nick Jones and Dr Thomas Maccarone
use R! from 12 June 2012 09:20 AM to 15 June 2012 10:20 PM — Nashville, TN USA,
This is the 9th international R Users Meeting with ~20 tutorials.
DarkAttack2012 from 15 July 2012 09:00 AM to 20 July 2012 12:00 PM — Ascona, Switzlerand ,
dark matter, astrostatistics, astroparticle, LHC, direct detection, indirect detection
Astroinformatics: 2012 Int’l Summer School on Astrocomputing from 09 July 2012 04:55 AM to 20 July 2012 04:55 PM — San Diego CA USA,
The objective of the 2012 UC-HiPACC Astro-Computing Summer School on AstroInformatics is to train the next generation of researchers in how to bring astronomical observations and simulations to a common framework, how to deal with the big data challenge, and more generally how to exploit the power of current and coming generations of supercomputers.
Summer School on Computational Astrophysics: Physical Foundations & Numerical Techniques from 10 September 2012 04:20 AM to 14 September 2012 04:20 PM — Heidelberg Germany,
The International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD) is hosting the 7th Heidelberg Summer School on computational astrophysics. The school covers important topics in computational astrophysics, highlighting both the physical foundations and the numerical techniques for simulations of the formation and evolution of cosmic structures on a variety of scales. The primary lecture courses will cover N-body techniques for collisionless and collisional systems, numerical fluid dynamics with particle-based and mesh-based techniques, magnetohydrodynamics, radiative transfer, as well as modern trends in high-performance computing techniques. The program is complemented with short lectures on topics such as chemical reaction networks, kinetic approaches, or special matrix solvers.
AstroInformatics 2012 from 09 September 2012 05:00 PM to 14 September 2012 05:00 PM — Redmond, Washingon USA,
Astroinformatics is an emerging discipline at the intersection of astronomy/astrophysics and applied computer science and engineering. It is one of a growing number of science informatics disciplines that represent scientific and methodological responses to the challenges and opportunities of an exponential growth of data volumes, rates, and complexity. These fields – often unified under the term of e-Science, or the Fourth Paradigm – are facilitating the transition to a data-driven, computationally enabled science in the 21st century. This is the third in an annual series of international conferences ( AstroInformatics 2010, AstroInformatics 2011) that serve as discussion forums for development of relevant ideas and foster new collaborations in this arena.
Wolfram Data Summit 2012 from 06 September 2012 08:00 AM to 07 September 2012 06:00 PM — Washington, DC USA,
Over the past two years, the Wolfram Data Summit has established itself as the foremost annual gathering of data-oriented entrepreneurs, policy makers, and scientists in virtually every field of human endeavor. This third annual Data Summit will feature an entirely new slate of speakers and a renewed emphasis on content, rather than infrastructure.
22nd Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems conference (ADASS XXII) from 04 November 2012 08:00 AM to 08 November 2012 06:00 PM — Champaign, Illinois (USA),
The Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) annual 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.
Scientific and Statistical Database Management Conference from 25 June 2012 08:00 AM to 27 June 2012 06:00 PM — Chania, Crete, Greece,
This international conference brings together scientific domain experts, databases researchers, practitioners and developers for the presentation and exchange of current research on concepts, tools and techniques for scientific and statistical database applications. SSDBM provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation and evaluation. Individual themes differ year to year with the main focus remaining on databases theory and application in the scientific and statistical fields. Path themes have included bioinformatics (genomics, biodiversity informatics including biological databases), geospatial and sensor databases, geological databases, data mining, metadata management, conceptual models, data integration and visualization and system architectures.
Webinar: Exploring the Universe with Machine Learning 30 May 2012 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM — Online webinar,
In this webinar attendees will learn how CANFAR (the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research) is using Skytree’s high performance and scalable machine learning system in the cloud. The combination enables astronomers to focus on their analyses rather than having to waste time implementing scalable complex algorithms and architecting the infrastructure to handle the massive datasets involved. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone interested in performing machine learning or advanced analytics on big (astronomical) data sets.
Brazilian Computer Science Society e-Science Workshop: Astroinformatics 16 July 2012 from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM — Curitiba, Brazil,
This sixth edition of e-Science Workshop is organized in three tracks. Two of them correspond to specific target areas of Science, namely, Bioinformatics and Astronomy. The goal is to facilitate the interaction of Computer Science community with researchers from these target areas, in order to strengthen the relationship between the communities.
Big Bang, Big Data, Big Computers from 19 September 2012 09:00 AM to 21 September 2012 06:00 PM — AstroParticule et Cosmologie (APC) Laboratory, Paris,
Workshop on the computer science and statistics of contemporary Cosmic Microwave Background data analysis
Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology Inaugural Workshop from 20 August 2012 08:30 AM to 21 August 2012 04:30 PM — London UK,
The Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology (ICIC) is a newly formed centre that aims to address the statistical challenges posed by massive and complex data streams in astrophysics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. It is a collaborative effort between the Astrophysics Group and the Statistics Section at Imperial College London.
SAMSI-FODAVA Workshop on Interactive Visualization and Analysis of Massive Data from 10 December 2012 02:40 AM to 12 December 2012 06:40 PM — Research Triangle NC,
The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and Visualization to work on massive scale data and visual analytics. Issues to be investigated include the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic issues in efficient representation and transformation of data, scalable and dynamic algorithms for real time interaction, visual representation in limited screen space, performing evaluations, and applications.
Gaia-GREAT / LSST Astro-Visualisation Workshop from 13 September 2012 03:20 PM to 18 September 2012 03:20 PM — Seattle WA,
The upcoming ESA Gaia mission and LSST telescope will generate large and rich multidimensional data-sets of the sky. This week-long school will cover visualisation of, astrometric data, temporal data, and spectroscopic data. Example sessions will allow attendees to utilise existing and emerging tools to address a number of worked example problems.
JSM 1993: Statistics in Astronomy from 01 August 2001 12:00 AM to 02 August 2001 12:00 AM — San Francisco CA,
Session organized by Jogesh Babu, Statistics in Astronomy, at the Joint Statistical Meeting in San Francisco, 1993
Errors, bias and uncertainties in astronomy, 1989 04 July 2001 02:45 PM — Strasbourg FR,
Meeting organized in 1989 by the Centre des Donneess Stellaires in Strasbourg, FR. Produced volume edited by Carlos Jachek and Fionn Murtagh.
51st Session of ISI: Astrostatistics 04 September 2012 02:50 PM — Istanbul Turkey,
Invited paper session on `Astrostatistics’ for the International Astronomical Union at the 51st session of the International Statistical Institute, Istanbul, August 18-27, 1997.
Astrostatistics, 1998 05 August 2001 05:55 PM — Philadelphia PA,
Session on astrostatistics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, 1998
Astrostatistics, JSM 1999 from 06 August 2001 05:55 PM to 07 August 2001 05:55 PM — Baltimore MD,
`Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Memorial Session on Astrostatistics’ on August 12, 1999, Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore.
Astrostatistics, JSM 2000 05 December 2001 05:55 PM — New Dehli India,
Session on `Astrostatistics’ at the Joint Statistical Meeting in New Delhi, India during December 30, 2000 – January 2, 2001.
Astronomical Data Analysis from 10 December 2001 05:55 PM to 11 December 2001 05:55 PM — San Diego CA,
`Astronomical Data Analysis’, part of The International Society for Optical Engineering’s (SPIE) Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, in San Diego, 29 July – 3 August 2001.
Astronomical Data Analysis II from 22 August 2002 05:55 PM to 28 August 2002 05:55 PM — Waikoloa HI,
`Astronomical Data Analysis II’, part of SPIE’s Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, in Waikoloa, Hawaii, 22 – 28 August 2002.
Astronomical Data Analysis III from 29 April 2004 06:00 PM to 01 May 2004 06:00 PM — Napoli Italy,
{\it Astronomical Data Analysis- III}, in Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi (NA), Italy, 29 April to 1 May 2004.
Astrostatistics, Hyderabad from 29 December 2004 06:05 PM to 01 January 2005 06:05 PM — Hyderabad India,
Session on `Astrostatistics’ at the International Conference on the Future of statistical theory, practice and education\/, at Hyderabad, India. December 29, 2004 – Jan 1, 2005.
Astronomical Data Analysis IV from 18 September 2006 06:05 PM to 20 September 2006 06:05 PM — Marseille France,
Astronomical Data Analysis IV, held at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique deMarseille, Marseille, France, during September 18-20, 2006.
Astronomical Data Analysis V from 07 May 2008 06:05 PM to 09 May 2008 06:05 PM — Heraklion Greece,
Astronomical Data Analysis V, Heraklion, Crete (Greece), during May 7-9, 2008.
Astronomical Data Analysis VI from 03 May 2010 06:10 PM to 06 May 2010 06:10 PM — Monastir Tunisia,
ADA VI — Astronomical Data Analysis, conference in Honor of Albert Bijaoui, held at Monastir, Tunisia, during May 3-6, 2010.
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy, 1991 05 July 2001 06:10 PM — University Park PA,
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II, 1996 from 03 August 2001 06:10 PM to 04 August 2001 06:10 PM — University Park PA,
Modern astronomical research faces a vast range of statistical issues which have spawned a revival in methodological activity among astronomers. The Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II conference brought astronomers and statisticians together to discuss methodological issues of common interest. Time series analysis, image analysis, Bayesian methods, Poisson processes, nonlinear regression, maximum likelihood, multivariate classification, and wavelet and multiscale analyses were all important themes. Many problems were introduced at the conference in the context of large-scale astronomical projects including LIGO, AXAF, XTE, Hipparcos, and digitised sky surveys. As such, this volume will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in both fields – astronomers seeking exposure to recent developments in statistics, and statisticians interested in confronting new problems.
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy III, 2001 05 December 2001 06:10 PM — University Park PA,
Digital sky surveys, high-precision astrometry from satellite data, deep-space data from orbiting telescopes, and the like have all increased the quantity and quality of astronomical data by orders of magnitude per year for several years. Making sense of this wealth of data requires sophisticated statistical techniques. Fortunately, statistical methodologies have similarly made great strides in recent years. Powerful synergies thus emerge when astronomers and statisticians join in examining astrostatistical problems and approaches. The book begins with an historical overview and tutorial articles on basic cosmology for statisticians and the principles of Bayesian analysis for astronomers. As in earlier volumes in this series, research contributions discussing topics in one field are joined with commentary from scholars in the other. Thus, for example, an overview of Bayesian methods for Poissonian data is joined by discussions of planning astronomical observations with optimal efficiency and nested models to deal with instrumental effects. The principal theme for the volume is the statistical methods needed to model fundamental characteristics of the early universe on its largest scales.
Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy IV from 10 June 2006 06:15 PM to 14 June 2006 06:15 PM — University Park PA,
The full text proceedings of this conference is available on-line through the Astrophysics Data System.
Recent developments in Astrostatistics (EWASS 2013) from 08 July 2013 04:55 PM to 13 July 2013 04:55 PM — Turku Finland,
This is a special session in the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (formerly known as JENAM) is the anual meeting of the European Astronomical Society.
15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences from 02 September 2013 11:55 AM to 06 September 2013 11:55 AM — Madrid ES,
The IAMG is the principal international organization to promote the advancement of mathematics, statistics and informatics in the geosciences. They publish the journal Mathematical Geosciences and conduct large annual meetings. There is a need for increasing the understanding of how the natural world works and only the synergy between classical geosciences and mathematics can provide the methodological tools to tackle the complex problems in modern geosciences. Qualitative interpretations (conceptual models) are complemented with quantification (numerical models, both, deterministic and stochastic). This has been the main task of mathematical geoscientists during the last forty years: to establish new frontiers and new challenges in the study and understanding of the natural world.
Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding 2012 from 24 October 2012 03:55 PM to 26 October 2012 03:55 PM — Boulder CO USA,
The 2012 Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding (CIDU 2012) is organized under the theme of “Bringing Data and Models Together” and will attract top researchers and practitioners in the field of data mining focusing on applications to Earth & Environmental Systems, Space Science, and Aerospace & Engineering Systems. The Organizing Committee is soliciting theme-oriented papers that advance one of these areas through the use of data mining, machine learning, or computational intelligence techniques.
Adaptive Data Analysis and Sparsity from 28 January 2013 12:25 PM to 01 February 2013 12:25 PM — Los Angeles CA USA,
[This is a short program of the Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics at UCLA] Data analysis is important and highly successful throughout science and engineering, indeed in any field that deals with time-dependent signals. For nonlinear and nonstationary data (i.e., data generated by a nonlinear, time-dependent process), however, current data analysis methods have significant limitations, especially for very large datasets. Recent research has addressed these limitations for data that has a sparse representation (i.e., for data that can be described by a only a few nonzero parameters) by exploiting methods such as compressed sensing, TV-based denoising, multiscale analysis, synchrosqueezed wavelet transform, nonlinear optimization, randomized algorithms and statistical methods. This workshop will bring together researchers from mathematics, signal processing, computer science and data application fields to promote and expand this research direction. Determination of trend and instantaneous frequency for nonlinear and non-stationary data are examples of the topics that the workshop will address. This workshop will include a poster session; a request for posters will be sent to registered participants in advance of the workshop.
9th IEEE Int’l Conference on E-Science (e-Science 2013) from 23 October 2013 05:20 PM to 26 October 2013 05:20 PM — Beijing CN,
The e-Science 2013 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference aims to serve as a forum to present resent research advances in e-Science and highlight associated activities worldwide, providing an outlook of challenges and opportunities we will face in the next decade.
8th IEEE Int’l Conference on eScience (eScience 2012) from 08 October 2012 05:25 PM to 12 October 2012 05:25 PM — Chicago IL USA,
Scientific research is increasingly carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations and national boundaries. These activities involve geographically distributed and heterogeneous resources such as computational systems, scientific instruments, databases, sensors, software components, networks, and people. Such large-scale and enhanced scientific endeavors are carried out via collaborations on a global scale in which information and computing technology plays a vital role and are thus popularly termed as e-Science. A veriety of workshops, including Microsoft eScience Workshop, are held 8-9 October.
19th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2013) from 11 August 2013 06:10 PM to 14 August 2013 06:10 PM — Chicago IL USA,
The annual ACM SIGKDD conference is the premier international forum for data mining researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their ideas, research results and experiences.
30th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2013) from 16 June 2013 05:10 PM to 21 June 2013 05:10 PM — Atlanta GA USA,
ICML is the leading international machine learning conference. It is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). The conference will consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops. All topics related to machine learning are eligible for papers, tutorials or workshops.
2013 International Conference of Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering (ICDMKE’13) from 03 July 2013 06:20 PM to 05 July 2013 06:20 PM — London UK,
The conference ICDMKE’13 is held under the World Congress on Engineering 2013. The WCE 2013 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and serves as good platforms for the engineering community members to meet with each other and to exchange ideas. The last IAENG conferences attracted more than one thousand participants from over 30 countries. Draft Paper Submission Deadline: 6 March, 2013
2013 International Conference of Computational Statistics and Data Engineering (ICCSDE’13) from 03 July 2013 06:25 PM to 05 July 2013 06:25 PM — London UK,
The conference ICCSDE’13 is held under the World Congress on Engineering 2013. The WCE 2013 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and serves as good platforms for the engineering community members to meet with each other and to exchange ideas. The last IAENG conferences attracted more than one thousand participants from over 30 countries.
International Conference on Information Technology – New Generations (ITNG) from 15 April 2013 06:25 PM to 17 April 2013 06:25 PM — Las Vegas NV USA,
he International Conference on Information Technology – New Generations (ITNG) is an annual event focusing on state of the art technologies pertaining to digital information and communications. The applications of advanced information technology to such domains as astronomy, biology, education, geosciences, security and health care are among topics of relevance to ITNG. Visionary ideas, theoretical and experimental results, as well as prototypes, designs, and tools that help the information readily flow to the user are of special interest. High Performance Computing, Computing Architectures, and Innovative Methods of Computing are examples of the related topics.
International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing (ICMSSC 2013) from 14 February 2013 06:30 PM to 15 February 2013 06:30 PM — Kuala Lumpur MY,
The XXXIV. International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
Extremely Large Databases, Satellite Workshop from 25 June 2013 02:30 PM to 26 June 2013 02:30 PM — Geneva CH,
In response to the exploding need for systems and tools capable of managing and analysing extremely large data sets, the Stanford Linear Accelerator group organizes Extremely Large Database Conferences. This is a satellite workshop help at CERN.
CosmoStat2013: Statistical challenges from large data sets in cosmology and particle physics from 17 March 2013 08:00 PM to 22 March 2013 12:00 PM — Banff, Canada,
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together cosmologists, statisticians, experts in data mining and scientists from other fields, especially from particle physics (both phenomenologists and experimentalists), in order to provide a framework for a fruitful cross-fertilization of ideas across disciplines. THIS WORKSHOP IS ON INVITATION ONLY.
.Astronomy 4 from 09 July 2012 02:35 PM to 11 July 2012 02:35 PM — Heidelberg DE,
The 4th annual conference organized by .Astronomy on latest trends in computational and Web-based astronomy. Topics include: astronomy for the developing world, Javascript and Python for astronomy, crowdsourcing, cloud computing, data mining, dataverse, seamless astronomy, and visualization.
University of Miami Spatial Statistics Conference from 13 December 2012 09:35 AM to 15 December 2012 09:35 AM — Miami FL USA,
Topics include advanced methodology for spatial point processes. Speakers include authors of leading monographs.
6th Extremely Large Databases Conference (XLDB 2012) from 10 September 2012 04:25 PM to 13 September 2012 04:25 PM — Stanford CA USA,
In response to the exploding need for systems and tools capable of managing and analysing extremely large data sets, we are organizing the 6th Extremely Large Database Conference. This year, the XLDB conference focuses on practical solutions. Topics include astronomy, bioinformatics, Internet queries, genomics, particle physics, computational challenges.
Astronomical Data Center Technologies from 18 April 2013 11:15 AM to 19 April 2013 11:15 AM — Tucson AZ,
Topics include: Data management systems, databases, clustered file systems, network configuration, VO services, authentication and authorisation, data processing infrastructures
Scientific Data Processing Pipelines III from 03 December 2012 10:50 AM to 04 December 2012 10:50 AM — Tucson AZ,
To foster communication between astronomical science pipeline developers, find areas of commonality, and educate ourselves on current and future trends. This workshop targets US OIR pipeline groups.
Radio Astronomy in the LSST Era from 06 May 2013 12:00 AM to 08 May 2013 12:00 AM — Charlottesville VA USA,
NRAO will host a 2 ½ day workshop to explore the landscape of radio wavelength observations in an era in which Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is producing thousands of nightly alerts and developing a deep, multi-color view of the sky. Radio wavelength observations will provide independent, complementary views of the sky, and they will be crucial for full exploitation of the LSST data products. The workshop will be structured around the science themes of time domain radio astronomy and radio complements to multi-wavelength sky surveys, leading to the identification of emerging scientific and technical capabilities needed for conducting observations in these areas.
Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA 2013) from 25 June 2013 10:05 AM to 28 June 2013 10:05 AM — Barcelona ES,
This is the fifteenth ASMDA meeting aiming to serve as an interface between Stochastic Modeling and Data Analysis and their real-life applications. Topics of interest to astronomers include Poisson & point processes, stochastic & hidden Markov processes, functional modeling, Bayesian inference, mixture modeling, complex data, classification. Techniques include neural networks, genetic & fuzzy algorithms, Support Vector Machines, Monte Carlo methods and chaotic simulation.
StarBench: A Workshop For The Benchmarking Of Star Formation Codes from 08 April 2013 10:05 PM to 11 April 2013 10:05 PM — Exeter UK,
Hydrodynamical simulations are a powerful tool for understanding the dynamical evolution of the interstellar medium leading to star formation. Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics are the most common techniques used in the implementation of the numerical hydrodynamic codes. New algorithms are constantly being developed by many groups worldwide, offering new tools for examining star formation. This meeting will be dedicated to the technical comparison of these codes. So far, the Flash, Heracles, Pion, Ramses, Seren and Torus codes are due to be represented.
International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Interoperability Meeting from 12 May 2013 10:35 AM to 17 May 2013 10:35 AM — Heidelberg DE,
The IVOA focuses on the development of standards and encourages their implementation for the benefit of the worldwide astronomical community. Working Groups are constituted with cross-program membership in those areas where key interoperability standards and technologies have to be defined and agreed upon. Ad-hoc and permanent committees deal with specific scientific and procedural topics. Interaction with other scientific disciplines interested in data inter-operability is also pursued through dedicated Liaison Groups. The IVOA holds two Interoperability Workshops each year typically in May and October. These meetings are opportunities for the IVOA Groups and Committees to have face-to-face discussions.
Modern Statistical and Computational for Analysis of Kepler Data from 10 June 2013 08:20 AM to 18 June 2013 08:20 AM — Research Triangle NC USA,
[This is a program of SAMSI, the NSF-supported Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. SAMSI runs high-quality cross-disciplinary research workshops for many fields, including astrophysics. Travel funding for U.S. participants is often available.] The discovery of planets orbiting other stars (exoplanets) in the past two decades has demonstrated that nature often produces planetary systems quite different from our own. NASA’s Kepler mission has been observing over 190,000 stars nearly continuously since 2009. Kepler’s high-precision photometery is revolutionizing multiple subfields (exoplanets, astroseismology, variable stars, etc.), but also raising several new statistical challenges. This three week SAMSI mini-research program will provide a venue for astronomers and astrostatisticians to share experience with statistical techniques and to help existing best practices spread amongst the community. Simultaneously, this SAMSI min-research program will provide an opportunity for statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists to interact much more closely with astronomers than is otherwise practical. We hope that the statisticians will be able to help the astronomers in improving their current statistical tools, and also in developing new techniques geared towards analysis of exoplanet data.
IPAM Graduate Summer School: Computer Vision from 22 July 2013 01:25 PM to 09 August 2013 01:25 PM — Los Angeles CA USA,
The summer school will involve leaders from Computer Vision and experts from Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering and Computer Science who are interested in Vision. Computer Vision is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field with an increasing number of practical applications such as automated cars, visual surveillance, and aids for the visually impaired. Its main goal is the automatic understanding and interpreting of images and image sequences. Techniques include filtering, geometry, differential equations, harmonic analysis, probabilistic methods, machine learning, and many more. The school will describe real world applications and discuss interactions with related disciplines such as image processing, machine learning, and biological vision. This is a program of the NSF-funded Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) that seeks to make connections between a broad spectrum of mathematicians and scientists, to launch new collaborations, to better inform mathematicians and scientists about interdisciplinary problems, and to broaden the range of applications in which mathematics is used.
GREAT Astrostatistics School 2013 from 17 June 2013 09:30 AM to 21 June 2013 09:30 AM — Alicante ES,
This one-week summer school is organized by the Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training (GREAT) networking programme. The objective of the school is to provide attendants with both, a wide overview of the body of statistical techniques widely applied to astronomical problems, and a specialized primer to the latest developments in this field, occurred in the past decade. There will be a strong practical component with several hands-on sessions during which students are expected to develop Python code to analyse real datasets.
useR! The R User Conference 2013 from 09 July 2013 04:15 AM to 12 July 2013 04:15 PM — Albacete ES,
Following eight successful useR! meetings, the conference is focused on: (1) R as the `lingua franca’ of data analysis and statistical computing, (2) providing a platform for R users to discuss and exchange ideas how R can be used to do statistical computations, data analysis, visualization and exciting applications in various fields, and (3) giving an overview of the new features of the rapidly evolving R project.
Ecole Astrostatistique 2013 : Méthodes et applications de la régression en astrophysique from 21 October 2013 09:05 AM to 25 October 2013 09:05 PM — Annecy FR,
L’objectif premier de l’Ecole d’Astrostatistique est de former les astrophysiciens à l’utilisation de nombreux outils statistiques modernes. Nous avons choisi de cibler l’École d’Astrostatistique 2013 autour du thème de la régression, qui est l’art de prédire ou expliquer une variable dite dépendante, à partir de variables dites indépendantes, prédictives ou explicatives.
Spatial Statistics 2013 from 04 June 2013 01:15 AM to 07 June 2013 01:15 PM — Columbus OH USA,
Spatial statistics is a rapidly developing field which involves the quantitative analysis of spatial data and the statistical modelling of spatial variability and uncertainty. Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines such as agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, forestry, meteorology and climatology, but also for socio-economic disciplines such as human geography, spatial econometrics, epidemiology and spatial planning. The aim of the meeting is to present interdisciplinary research where applicability in other disciplines is a central core concept.
Interface 2013 Conference: Symposium on Big Data and Analytics from 04 April 2013 06:30 AM to 06 April 2013 11:30 PM — Orange CA USA,
Chapman University Symposium on Big Data and Analytics: The 44th Symposium on the Interface of Computing Science and Statistics. Kirk Borne is organizing a session “Astroinformatics: Learning from Data in the Astronomical Sciences” and welcomes possible speakers (January response needed). The joint Chapman-Interface symposium welcomes scientific contribution dealing with Big Data to advance core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large and diverse data sets.
Probabilistic and Statistical Techniques for Cosmological Applications from 05 June 2013 09:20 AM to 07 June 2013 06:20 PM — Rome IT,
Random Fields, Spherical Data Analysis, Wavelets, Nonparametric Estimation, Image Reconstruction, CMB, Cosmic Rays, Gravitational Lensing.
PyCon 2013: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple 13 March 2013 from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM — Santa Clara CA USA,
An intermediate-level tutorial by Allen Downey. An introduction to Bayesian statistics using Python. Bayesian statistics are usually presented mathematically, but many of the ideas are easier to understand computationally. People who know some Python have a head start. We will use material from Downey’s books Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers (O’Reilly Media), and Think Bayes, a work in progress at Part of PyCon 2013, the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language.
ANITA Workshop/Astroinformatics from 18 February 2013 09:40 AM to 20 February 2013 09:40 PM — Brisbane AU,
The Astronomical Society of Australia is conducting a 3-day Summer School in Astroinformatics at the University of Queensland. The program of lectures and tutorials is designed to serve as an introduction to a wide range of IT tools that are essential for the modern astronomer, especially PhD students.
XLDB-2013: Extremely Large Databases and Data Management from 09 September 2013 02:35 AM to 12 September 2013 02:35 PM — Stanford CA USA,
XLDB attempts to tackle challenges related to extreme scale data sets. Main activities include identifying trends, commonalities and roadblocks related to managing and analyzing extreme scale data sets, and facilitating development and growth of appropriate technologies including (but not limited to) databases. Close to a thousand people worldwide participate, and the community is rapidly growing. The subset of the community gathers each year at the annual open XLDB event, typically organized at Stanford University in September or October.
LSST@Europe: The Path to Science from 09 September 2013 03:20 PM to 12 September 2013 03:20 PM — Cambridge UK,
This first LSST science meeting in Europe will bring together LSST scientists and European scientists involved in, or interested in, taking LSST forward. This will allow for discourse as to current key science, the role of LSST, and the role of European expertise and facilities in partnership with LSST, in driving forward the next astronomical science revolution into the 2020’s. The conference will include presentations identifying current science challenges where a combination of LSST and leading new European facilities and expertise will result in major leaps in understanding. These topics will range from studies of our Solar System and the Milky Way, to the Universe at the largest scales.
Hot-Wiring the Transient Universe 3 from 13 November 2013 06:35 PM to 15 November 2013 06:35 PM — Santa Fe NM USA,
Science & Engineering for the Time Domain Universe. The astronomical time domain ranges from solar physics and solar system objects to objects and processes at galactic and cosmological distances. Transients arrive via electromagnetic radiation, gravitational waves, neutrinos and other particles. Discoveries are made via spacecraft and by ground-based surveys, through automatic pipelines and the Virtual Observatory, with robotic telescopes and by the human eye. A strong interdisciplinary agenda will engage the emerging information infrastructure for astronomical transient events and their rapid follow-up.
Seventh International Workshop on Simulation from 21 May 2013 09:25 AM to 25 May 2013 09:25 PM — Rimini IT,
This international conference is devoted to statistical techniques in stochastic simulation, data collection and analysis of scientific experiments and studies representing broad areas of interest. Previous Workshops took place in St. Petersburg (Russia) since 1994.
International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications from 10 October 2013 09:35 AM to 12 October 2013 09:35 PM — Mt. Pleasant MI USA,
This is the inaugural ICOSDA conference. Because statistical distributions have broad applications, new distributions continue to be developed and applied. Due to recent advancement of computing technology, there have been renowned interest in the development of new methodology for generating more complex and flexible distributions for fitting real world data.
MCMski IV from 06 January 2014 09:45 AM to 08 January 2014 09:45 PM — Chamonix FR,
Fourth conference on Monte Carlo Markov Chain methodology, including an astrostatistics session “Innovative Bayesian computing in astrophysics”. Topics include: Approximate Bayesian Computation, optimization of MCMC algorithm, computational tools for Bayesian nonparametrics, Bayesian microsimulation, convergence of MCMC and adaptive MCMC, sequential Monte Carlo methods, MCMC software, sampling for large data, and sequential Monte Carlo for static learning
2014 Joint Statistical Meetings from 02 August 2014 09:50 AM to 07 August 2014 09:50 AM — Boston MA USA,
Three invited astrostatistics are approved for this meeting. JSMs are the largest gathering of statisticians in North America including members of the: American Statistical Assn, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, Statistical Society of Canada, and more.
Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS-2013) from 14 July 2013 09:55 AM to 17 July 2013 09:55 PM — Tilburg NL,
IFCS-2013 is the principal conference for researchers in classification and related areas. It includes preconference workshops, invited and keynoted lectures, symposia, contributed oral and poster presentations, and more.
The 36th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA 2013) from 29 July 2013 09:55 AM to 02 August 2013 09:55 AM — Boulder CO USA,
This conference is the major annual meeting for researchers working in the field of Stochastic Processes, and organized under the auspices of the Bernoulli Society
Big Data and Statistical Computing from 22 August 2013 10:00 AM to 23 August 2013 10:00 AM — Seoul KR,
This is a satellite meeting of the ISI World Statistical Conference organized by the Antl Assn for Statistical Computing. This conference aims to furnish a forum for the discussion and exchange of new ideas, concepts and recent methods regarding statistical computing for information society. Intellectual stimulation of research on statistical computing, especially Big Data and its Mining, is expected at this meeting.