Posts tagged ‘astroinformatics’

[announce] upcoming workshops and conferences

Kirk Borne has compiled a list of interesting workshops and conferences coming up in the near future:

The Future of Scientific Knowledge Discovery in Open Networked Environments

New York Workshop on Computer, Earth, and Space Sciences 2011

Innovations in Data-Intensive Astronomy

Astrostatistics and Data Mining in Large Astronomical Databases

Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy V (including summer school & tutorials)

Very Wide Field Surveys in the Light of Astro2010

Statistical Methods for Very Large Datasets

23rd Scientific and Statistical Database Management Conference

International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Congress

NASA Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding

Beyond simple models-New methods for complex data

This is a special session at the January 2010 meeting of the AAS. It is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, Jan 7, 2-3:30pm.

Abstracts are due Sep 17.

Meeting Justification

We propose to highlight the growing use of ‘non-parametric’ techniques to distill meaningful science from today’s astronomical data. Challenges range from Kuiper objects to cosmology. We have chosen just a few ‘teaching’ examples from this lively interdisciplinary area.

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Approximately for a decade, there have been journals dedicated to bioinformatics. On the other hand, there is none in astronomy although astronomers have a long history of comprising a huge volume of catalogs and data archives. Prof. Bickel’s comment during his plenary lecture at the IMS-APRM particularly on sparse matrix and philosophical issues on choosing principal components led me to wonder why astronomers do not discuss astroinformatics. Continue reading ‘Astroinformatics’ »