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WGAA at AAS 233

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 15:33

Established at the 220th meeting of the AAS, the Working Group on Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics (WGAA) is charged with developing and spreading awareness of the applications of advanced computer science, statistics and allied branches of applied mathematics to further the goals of astronomical and astrophysical research.

There are two events at the 233rd AAS Meeting in Seattle organized by WGAA that will be held on Monday afternoon.

7 January, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 126: Machine Learning in Astronomical Data Analysis, Room 607

7 January, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Splinter Meeting: Panel Discussion on Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics in the Age of Big Data, Room 4C-2

The Splinter Meeting discussion will focus on two issues:  (1) how to raise the awareness of astronomers to existing opportunities, and (2) how to find the right software for application to particular problems.
There is an opportunity to submit questions to the panelist via the Google Form, so they can be addressed during the session. If you like to send a question please use this form.

The panelists represent different data science organizations:

  • Daniela Huppenkothen (DIRAC Institute, University of Washington)
  • Arfon Smith (MAST, Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • Zeljko Ivezic (LSST, University of Washington)
  • Brigitta Sipicz (Astropy Project)
  • Ashish Mahabal (Caltech, ZTF)
  • Meg Schwamb (Gemini North, LSST SSSC)
Aneta Siemiginowska
Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA
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