AAS 196 Special Sessions in AstroStatistics
Just ended: Spring Session in Rochester, NY:
AAS 196: Special Session in Astrostatistics
NEW STATISTICS FOR NEW MISSIONS:
PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BREAKTHROUGH THINKING
Check out our contributed poster session (below)!
Join us in presenting your new solution, your new (or old and
seemingly intractable) data analysis problem, and learning about
others! We are excited to offer our second annual workshop-style
Special Session in Astrostatistics. Following last year's successful
format, we will emphasize audience participation as well as accesible
talks by experts. New problems are as welcome as novel solutions!
Have an interesting idea to present?
- 1) (25 min) Our Invited Speaker, Professor Larry Wasserman,
a Statistician at Carnegie Mellon University, will give a
selective overview of relevant advances in statistics in the past 25
years. His work has included applying modern nonparametric statistical methods
to massive sky surveys,
in collaboration with colleagues in Astrophysics and Computer Science at CMU.
This will be at an introductory level, leaving many openings for discussion.
- 2) (50 min) Several Applications talks by astronomers from upcoming or
recently launched missions or ground-based initiatives, including:
- 3) (15 min) Visiting Statisticians and others to comment on the
applications, and discuss the problems.
- 4) After the discussion period, we suggest continuing over break,
during the ASSOCIATED POSTER SESSION , allowing yet more time for free-flowing or small-group discussions!
- "Bayesian Analysis of the High-Energy Tail of Sigma Gem"
E. Sourlas, Y. Yu, D. A. van Dyk,
(Dept. of Statistics, Harvard University)
V. L. Kashyap, J. J. Drake, (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
- "Detecting Multiple Model Components with the Likelihood Ratio Test"
R. S. Protassov, D. A. van Dyk, (Dept. of Statistics, Harvard University)
- "Bayesian Methods for RXTE's All Sky Monitor"
A. Connors (Eureka Scientific), D.A. Smith (MIT CSR)
- "Bayesian Imaging Techniques with Applications for the Chandra
D. Esch (Department of Statistics, Harvard University)
- "Goodness-of-fit Testing of Low-Count Data using the Modified
K. Mighell (KPNO/NOAO)
- "Active Stellar Coronae: Lots of Little Flares?"
J.J. Drake, V.L. Kashyap (SAO), M. Audard, M. Gudel (LA-PSI)
- "Multivariate Monte Carlo Model Fitting"
J. R. Peterson (Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory), J. G. Jernigan
(Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory), S. M. Kahn (Columbia
Please join us!
- Questions? Comments? Ideas for the next session?
- You are welcome to contact:firstname.lastname@example.org