Description

The 2nd East Asian Workshop on Astrostatistics will be held in Nanjing (9th-13th) and Guiyang (16th -20th), China in July 2018. This workshop is opened to students and astronomers in East Asia who have interests in practical use of statistics and of state-of-the-art statistical tools applicable to astrophysical problems.

The main purpose of this workshop is to provide the graduate students, post-docs and researchers in China, as well as other East Asian countries, with an opportunity to learn the analysis and evaluation process of the modern astronomical data. Prof. Eric Feigelson from Penn State University will be the instructor of the workshop and the workshop will be modeled on previous Penn State Summer Schools organised by him.

Prof. Feigelson has collaborated with statisticians at Penn State for 30 years and has been involved in the development of the field of astrostatistics. He is inaugural President of the International Astronomical Union Commission on Astroinformatics & Astrostatistics.  He runs annual Summer Schools in Statistics for Astronomers since 2005, and authored the award-winning graduate text Modern Statistical Methods for Astronomy with R Applications.

Schedule

Date:  2018.07.09-2018.07.13 / 2018.07.16-2018.07.20
Host:  Purple Mountain Observatory / Guizhou Normal University

The proposed agenda is subject to change.

Time Topic

Morning,

July 10/July 17

09:00-09:30 Introduction and Welcome
09:30-10:30 Introduction to Astrostatistics & R
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 1.Getting started with R and CRAN
12:00 Lunch

Afternoon,

July 10/July 17

13:30-15:00  2. Density estimation & local regression
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 3. Fundamentals of statistical inference
17:30 Dinner

Morning,

July 11/July 18

09:00-10:30 4. Regression
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 5. Multivariate clustering & classification
12:00 Lunch

Afternoon,

July 11/July 18

13:30-14:30 6. Bayesian inference
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 7. Bayesian computation
17:30 Dinner

Morning,

July 12/July 19

09:00-10:30 8. Censoring & truncation (nondetections)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 9. Time series analysis
12:00 Lunch

Afternoon,

July 12/July 19

13:30-14:30 10. Efficient & high performance computing in R 
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 11. Towards good statistical practices in astronomy 
17:30 Dinner

Committee

Organizing Committe
Xue Suijian (薛随建, Chair, NAOC)
Kaz Sekiguchi (Co-Chair, NAOJ)
Li Di (李菂, NAOC)
Pan Jun (盘军, PMO/NAOC)
Wu Xuefeng (吴雪峰, PMO)
 

Local Organizing Committe
Cui Chenzhou (崔辰州, Chair, NAOC)
Dong Aijun (董爱军, Co-Chair, Guizhou Normal Univ.)
Jin Lu (金璐, PMO)
Liu Yi (刘怡, Co-Chair, PMO)
Tao Yihan (陶一寒, Co-Chair, NAOC)
Xu Ang (徐昂, NAOC)
Zhang Yanxia (张彦霞, NAOC)

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    Contact information

    • eawa2018@nao.cac.cn

    Sponsored By

    • National Astonomical Observatories, CAS
      Guizhou Normal University
      Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS