Past Programs (2005-2012)
2011 Astrostatistics Course at The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
- September 27, 2011:
Foundations of Probability,
Probability Distribution Functions
- October 3, 2011:
Introduction to Astrostatistics,
Introduction to R,
An R tutorial
- October 11, 2011:
- October 18, 2011:
- October 25, 2011:
- November 14, 2011:
R Tutorials 1,
R Tutorials 2
Three astrostatistical events were held at the Pennsylvania State University in June 2011.
Challenges in Modern Astronomy IV (June 12-15, 2006):
The fourth in a series of interdisciplinary international research
School in Statistics for Astronomers
and Physicists II was held during June
6-10, 2006 at the Pennsylvania State University (Schedule and
Program (January - May, 2006):
A semester long research program on Astrostatistics
was held at Statistical and Applied
Mathematical Sciences Institute. The program started with tutorials followed by
(January 23-25, 2006).
Groups met throughout the semester, focusing on research
areas determined by the opening workshop.
Workshop: The Astrostatistics
Opening Workshop was held during January 23-25, 2006.
Six workshop sessions (Exoplanets,
Surveys and Population Studies, Statistics Issues in Particle Physics,
Detection and Feature Detection, Gravitational
Lensing, Time Series in Astronomy) were
organized to review the key astronomical/astrophysical issues and
current methodological practice, and to identify promising directions
for astrostatistical research.
(January 18-20, 2006), Tom Loredo (Cornell) - Leader.
This three-day session will include lectures and several practicum
classes on the basic theory and
practice of Bayesian statistics, using examples from astronomy.
Statistics and Machine
Learning for Astronomers(January 21-22, 2006),
Larry Wasserman (Carnegie-Mellon) - Leader.
This session will introduce astronomers to modern methods in
nonparametric statistics. The tutorial will also include implementation
details in the R language.
3. Astronomy for Statisticians
(January 21-22, 2006), William Jeffreys (UTexas) and Eric Feigelson
(Penn State) - Leaders.
This session will review the modern understanding of our universe
spanning planetary systems, stars, the Milky Way Galaxy,
extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Statistical issues underlying
the astronomical studies will be emphasized and discussed.