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AsAi in the Public Eye
This a collection of items -- TED talks, news articles, cross-disciplinary articles and discussions, even cartoons -- where astrostatistics and astroinformatics has appeared in the non-technical literature.
Blogs and forums
Links to, and recent activity in, blogs and discussion forums across the Web. Some are specifically oriented towards astronomy, while others treat broader issues in statistics and informatics. These sites can be searched using the `Search ASAIP-reated sites' box at the upper right of this page.
Astrostatistics and astroinformatics are young fields but targeted jobs are emerging rapidly. We list here relevant positions from the American Astronomical Society Job Register, and invite ASAIP members and employers to inform the Editors of other openings. Note that the job descriptions here are not complete; see the Web links for official information.
Kaggle-like competitions
A number of data analysis challenges and competitions have been announced in recent years to address difficult and important problems in statistical and computational astronomy. Most involve issues arising in cosmology. Older entries are obtained from the Cosmology meets Machine Learning Uninstitute.
Recent books
At present, this page presents an annotated list of books on statistical and computational methodology directly oriented towards astronomy. In the future, selected textbooks and monographs in more general methodology will be added.
Astronomical datasets provided by educators to exercise statistical and computational methods
Web resources
A variety of Web sites and metasites relating to ASAIP. These sites can be searched using the `Search ASAIP-reated sites' box at the upper right of this page.
On-line courses
A vast array of courses in statistics and computational methods are available online. Some have fixed schedules and charge tuition, others are flexible and free. We list a selection of these courses here. Listing does not imply any assurance or approval by ASAIP.
Research Group Links
Links to scholarly groups and individuals conducting research in astrostatistics and astroinformatics. The ASAIP Editors welcome new entries here: ASAIP members can click on the following link:
EMU Widefield ouTlier Finder (WTF) project
The ASKAP-EMU project will increase the total number of known radio sources from ~2.5 million to ~70 million. A project called WTF (Widefield ouTlier Finder) project will mine EMU data to discover unexpected science using a variety of techniques and algorithms.
Software tutorials
On-line resources, particularly for R and Python, for statistical analysis and programming.
Statistics and science
This folder contains advice and resources on high-quality visualization of astronomical data. Please email the ASAIP Editors for additional entries.
SAMSI post-doctoral positions 2016-17
Up to 6 postdoctoral fellowships are available at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute for either of the two SAMSI Research Programs for 2016-17: Optimization (OPT) and Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods in Astronomy (ASTRO). Appointments, for up to 2 years, will begin in August 2016, and will offer competitive salaries, travel stipend and health insurance.
Videos in AsAi
A growing collection of videos are available with talks on statistical and computational methods for astronomy.