Workshop on Statistical Challenges in Astronomy


7 - 8 December 2017


University of New South Wales (UNSW)

School of Mathematics and Statistics

The Red Centre, RC 4082

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. We aim to provide a valuable opportunity to network and to foster future interaction between the two disciplines. 

Topics will include group finding for big data, high dimensional data visualisation, generative models, and Bayesian modelling. The format of the workshop seeks to overcome cross disciplinary language barriers and to initiate potential collaborations between participants. There will be dedicated workshop times to allow participants to work together to initiate new projects. Participants from both disciplines are encouraged to present a short presentation of their own research that might have potential for cross-fertilization. 

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