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Summer Schools in Statistics and Computation for Astronomers

For its 10th annual event, Penn State's Center for Astrostatistics is offering an expanded program of Summer Schools in statistical and computational methodology for astronomy. Participants may register for any or all components of the program: Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers X (June 2-6); Statistical Modeling of Cosmic Populations (June 9-10); Bayesian Computing for Astronomical Data Analysis (June 11-13).
When 02 June 2014 09:55 AM to
13 June 2014 09:55 AM
Where University Park PA USA
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The first week will be the traditional intensive program in statistical inference covering topics like principles of probability and inference, Bayesian analysis, nonparametrics, regression, bootstrap resampling, regression and model selection, multivariate clustering and classification, spatial statistics, and time series analysis. Extensive training in the public domain R statistical software environment is provided.  

The second week starts with a program on statistical modeling of cosmic populations introducing statistical methods for demographic modeling of cosmic populations, with an emphasis on Bayesian methods based on multilevel models.  The final program focuses on Bayesian computation for astronomy, multi-level models, performance of different computing architectures, and parallel programming methods.  

Lectures and tutorials are presented by nearly a dozen experienced educators in statistics and astrostatistics.  Participants exercise the methods with astronomical datasets illustrating realistic challenges faced in contemporary research.  Computers, software and lecture notes are provided.  Participants reside and eat together, and social events are distributed throughout the two weeks.  Registration and lodging costs are kept as low as possible.  

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