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IAA-COIN residence Programme-2015- UK

The second edition of the COIN summer residence program put together a core team working against the clock to solve challenging astrostatistical problems. Some of the methods investigated were be applied for the first time in an astronomical context.

The Residence Program

An unstructured and intimate meeting,  offering opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and sharing of expertise with concrete scientific outcomes. The main goal of the CRPs is to benefit  young and experienced researchers in astronomy, statistics and computer science alike. Thus contributing to the establishment of Astrostatistics as a discipline on its own.  We also aim at creating a personal bound among our members, providing a completely informal environment where such intimate connections can grow. Thus, the program is held in a residence and participants share not only scientific discussions, but participate in logistic decisions during the program. See this link for more information about the meeting

On the supporting institutions

The International Astrostatistics Association (IAA) is the professional association for astrostatistics and astroinformatics.  Their support comes from a grant by Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics through funds and webmaster services for maintaining the IAA website.

This year the CRP will be held in the UK thanks to the logistic and financial support of Imperial College London and the MSSL - Universty College of London. We particularly thank Alan Heavens, David van Dyk, Jason McEwen, Joseph Hilbe and Eric Feigelson for the  encouraging support of  the concept of this meeting.


PROJECTS developed  during the meeting (for a complete list of  projects click here ).

 Exploring the spectroscopic diversity of type Ia supernovae with DRACULA: a machine learning approach 

 Project Leader: Michele Sasdelli (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)

 code development: Michel Aguena (USP, Brazil)

 status: published in  MNRAS  

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Project Members: Sasdelli, Michele; Ishida, E. E. O.; Vilalta, R.; Aguena, M.; Busti, V. C.; Camacho, H.; Trindade, A. M. M.; Gieseke, F.; de Souza, R.  S.; Fantaye, Y. T.; Mazzali, P. A.


Is the cluster environment quenching the Seyfert activity in elliptical and spiral galaxies?

Project Leader: Rafael S. de Souza (ELTE, Hungary)

 status: published in MNRAS

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Project Members: R. S. de SouzaM. L. L. DantasA. Krone-MartinsE. CameronP. CoelhoM. W. HattabM. de Val-BorroJ. M. HilbeJ. ElliottA. Hagen