Statistical Challenges in Astronomy

Name:Statistical Challenges in Astronomy
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Thu, December 7, 2017 - Fri, December 8, 2017

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Statistical Challenges in Astronomy

Dates: 7–8 December 2017
Venue: RC4082, The Red Center, University of New South Wales

Current and future astronomical survey projects produce large volumes of high quality data to enable research on topics including the formation and evolution of the Milky Way, the architecture of exoplanetary systems, and the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.

This workshop will bring together statisticians and astronomers to stimulate discussions of new ideas and foster new collaborations, and hence accelerate discovery across disciplinary boundaries. Topics will include:

  • group finding for big data
  • high dimensional data visualisation
  • generative models
  • Bayesian modelling.

The format of the workshop seeks to overcome cross disciplinary language barriers and to initiate potential collaborations between participants.

Invited Speakers


Register for this workshop HERE.

  • registration is free, but places are limited.
  • deadline for registration is 23rd November, 2017.

If you would like to present at the workshop, please send the title and abstract to Yanan Fan (

Please note that:

  • lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • domestic attendees from AMSI Member organisations have access to funding via the travel fund. The list of organisations can be found here.
  • Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to the Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of the departmental travel allowance.


Location:The Red Center, University of New South Wales Map
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