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[ArXiv] Special Issue from Annals of Applied Statistics

When I was studying astronomy, during when I once became a subject for a social science survey study about life in a department where gender bias is extreme (I was only female), people often asked me how to forecast weather or how to predict future (boys often get questions related to becoming astronauts in addition to weather men and astrologists). Relating astronomy to earth science still happens. Statisticians that I met at conferences, often tried to associate my efforts on astronomical data with those of geologists and meteorologists, who often use stochastic models and spatial temporal models, dimensional extensions of models in time series. Because of this confusion between astronomy and meteorology/geology/oceanology, and the longer history of wide statistical applications found from the latter subjects (a good counter example is the least square method by Gauss but I cannot think more examples to contradict my statement that statistics is used widely among earth scientists with rich history), from time to time my attention has been paid to various applications and models in those subjects so as to find a thread for similar applications for astronomy. Although I don’t like the misconception of astronomy equal to meteorology or geoscience, those scientific fields, what so ever, share at least one commonality that statistical methods are applied to analyzing satellite data. Continue reading ‘[ArXiv] Special Issue from Annals of Applied Statistics’ »