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Big Data In Astronomy: A Tool For Social Innovation

Big Data in Astronomy: A Potential Tool For Social Innovation (BAriSta) - Organized by BeeCubes and SKA SA is Joint Exchange Development Initiative (JEDI) resident type workshop aiming to contribute towards the Human Capacity Development. The workshop has been supported by the IAU-OAD and DARA and will bring together undergraduates, graduate students and early researchers from countries around the world. The workshop will welcome international tutors to share their knowledge and expertise with the participants in the field of Big Data, Machine Learning and Astronomy and will provide a handson approach towards working with Big Data within Astronomy.
When 06 August 2017 04:00 PM to
12 August 2017 10:30 AM
Where Flic En Flac - Mauritius
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Contact Phone ‎+27(021) 506 7325
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The goal of this workshop is to foster research techniques and analysis tools to aid the students in their current area of research and broaden their exposure of topics in astronomy and data analytics. We are also aiming to foster the necessary tools and knowledge that have been successful in the private sector to enable the participants to contribute towards the development of astronomy in their home country as well as communicate their research. Participants will be exposed to multidisciplinary research techniques in an active research problem through tutorship from the highly skilled practitioners and academics. This will be achieved through building their scientific capabilities in Astronomy and Machine Learning via hands on tutorials and lectures.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Advanced Linux & Python
  • Big Data & Machine Learning
  • Social Media Data analysis
  • Business analytics using Big Data for Development
  • Advancing the Development of Astronomy
  • Communicating your research


Big Data Projects

  • Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
  • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
  • Exploring Hospital Quality
  • Geodesy for ocean level monitoring
  • Tectonic plate displacement

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