Scientific Organizing Committee
Statisticians
G. Jogesh Babu <babu@psu.edu> http://www.stat.psu.edu/~babu/
Professor of Statistics, Director of the Center for Astrostatistics, Penn State University. Fellow AAAS, ASA, IMS, Elected member ISI. Founding editor Statistical Methodology. Coauthor of monograph Astrostatistics, coorganizer of SCMA conferences and statistics Summer Schools. Research in asymptotic theory, bootstrap theory, number theory, astrostatistics, and other topics of mathematical statistics.
David Banks http://www.stat.duke.edu/~banks/
Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University. Fellow ASA, various government achievement awards. Former positions as statistician for U.S. Dept. of Transportation, FDA, and NIST. Coeditor of six books including Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences. Research in data mining, Bayesian methodology, risk assessment, multivariate statistics and other topics of mathematical statistics.
Lawrence D. Brown http://wwwstat.wharton.upenn.edu/~lbrown/
Miers Busch Professor of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Member NAS, Fellow IMS, ASA Wilks Award, former Pres. IMS. Former editor Annals of Statistics. Resarch in regression, Bayesian methodology, density estimation, wavelet analysis, Poisson processes, decision theory, and other topics of mathematical statistics.
David van Dyk http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dvd/
Professor of Statistics, University of CaliforniaIrvine. Fellow ASA and IMS. Former editor Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. Coordinator, California Harvard AstroStatistics Collaboration. Research in astrostatistics, Bayesian methodology and computation, causal inference, and other topics of statistical methodology.
Chris Koen http://www.uwc.ac.za/
Professor of Statistics, University of Western Cape SA. Ph.D’s in both astronomy and statistics. Research in time series analysis, variable stars, and astrostatistics.
Fionn Murtagh http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/fionn/
Science Foundation of Ireland. Member Royal Irish Academy, Fellow IAPR, BCS. Director, Science Foundation Ireland. Former Professor of Computer Science, University of London. PastPresident Classification Society and British Classification Society. Past Editor The Computer Journal. Coauthor five monographs on astronomical image processing and signal processing, coeditor of ~15 volumes in informations. Research on machine vision, image analysis, signal processing, classification, semantics, and other topics in informatics.
Chad Schafer http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~cschafer
Asst. Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University. Member, McWilliams Center for Cosmology. Research in methodology for astronomical inference problems including construction of optimal constraints on cosmological parameters, bivariate luminosity functions, and lowdimensional characterizations of complex data.
Astronomers
Kirk Borne http://classweb.gmu.edu/kborne/
Assoc. Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science, Dept. of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University. Chair, LSST Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration, former scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute. Research in galaxy dynamics and evolution, Virtual Observatory and LSST informatics, data mining, citizen science and public outreach.
Eric Feigelson <edf@astro.psu.edu> http://astro.psu.edu/users/edf
Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Penn State University. Member VAO Science Council, NRAO Users Committee, Chandra ACIS Team. Sci. Editor Astrophyscal Journal. Coauthor of monograph Astrostatistics, coorganizer of SCMA conferences and statistics Summer Schools. Research in Xray astronomy, star and planet formation, statistical education for astronomy.
Alan Heavens http://www.roe.ac.uk/~afh/
Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics. Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh UK. Fellow RAS and RSE. Research includes statistical cosmology (galaxy clustering, weak lensing, cosmic background radiation), likelihood theory and Bayesian methodology, medical imaging, statistics education.
Thomas Loredo http://www.astro.cornell.edu/staff/loredo/
Senior Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University. Research in astrostatistics, Bayesian inference for astronomy, statistical computation, statistics education, extrasolar planets, Solar System minor bodies.
Pavlos Protopapas http://timemachine.iic.harvard.edu/
Senior scientist and lead investigator, Time Series Center, Institute for Innovative Computing, Harvard University. Research in time series methodology for astronomy, data mining and classification, grid computing, Solar System minor bodies.
JeanLuc Starck http://jstarck.free.fr/
Senior scientist, Service d’Astrophysique, CEASaclay, France. Coauthor of four monographs on astronomical image analysis, coeditor of ten conferences including Astronomical Data Analysis conferences. Research in statistical cosmology (cosmic microwave background fluctuations, weak lensing, and largescale structure), sparse representations (wavelet, curvelet, etc) and their applications in astronomy.
Licia Verde http://icc.ub.edu/~liciaverde
ICREA Professor, Institute of Cosmological Sciences, University of Barcelona ES. Former Chandra/Spitzer Fellow. Research in statistical cosmology (cosmic background fluctuations, largescale structure, astronomical surveys, statistical computation, statistics education.
Invited Speakers and Commentators
Ethan Anderes http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/~anderes
Asst. Professor, Statistics Department, University of California  Davis
Nicholas Ball https://www.astrosci.ca/users/NickBall/
Assistant Research Officer, Herzberg Institute for Astrophysics, Canada
Richard Baraniuk http://www.ece.rice.edu/~richb/
Cameron Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University
Othman Benomar
Postdoctoral researcher, School of Physics, University of Sydney AU
Alexander Blocker http://www.awblocker.com/
Graduate student, Dept. of Statistics, Harvard University
Joshua Bloom http://astro.berkeley.edu/~jbloom/
Associate Professor, Astronomy Dept. University of California  Berkeley
Tamas Budavari http://www.sdss.jhu.edu/
Research scientist, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Connolly http://www.astro.washington.edu/users/ajc/
Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Washington
David Donoho http://wwwstat.stanford.edu/~donoho/
Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Dept. of Statistics, Stanford University
Didier FraixBurnet http://wwwlaog.obs.ujfgrenoble.fr/~fraix/accueildfb.htm
Docteur, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble
Peter Freeman http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~pfreeman/
Project Scientist, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Christopher Genovese http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~genovese/
Professor, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Alexander Gray http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~agray/
Assistant Professor, College of Computing, George Institute of Technology
Carlo Graziani
Senior Resaerch Associate, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
Philip Gregory http://www.physics.ubc.ca/~gregory/gregory.html
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Fabrizia Guglielmetti http://www.mpe.mpg.de/rumwuslerseite.php?user=fabrizia
Postdoctoral researcher, HighEnergy Astrophysics, MaxPlanck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
Martin Hendry home page
Faculty, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
David Higdon http://www.stat.lanl.gov/source/orgs/ccs/ccs6/staff/DHigdon
Group Leader, Statistical Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Joseph Hilbe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hilbe
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Arizona State University
Raul Jimenez http://icc.ub.edu/~jimenez/
ICREA Chair in Physics, University of Barcelona ES
Vinay Kashyap http://heawww.harvard.edu/AstroStat/
Research scientist, High Energy Astrophysics Division, HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Brandon Kelly http://heawww.harvard.edu/AstroStat/
Hubble Fellow, HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Ann Lee http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~annlee/
Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Thomas Lee http://anson.ucdavis.edu/~tcmlee/
Professor of Statistics, University of California  Davis
Kaisey Mandel https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~kmandel/
Graduate student, Dept. of Astronomy, Harvard University
Domenico Marinucci http://www.mat.uniroma2.it/~marinucc/
Director and Professor of Mathematics, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'
Donald Percival http://staff.washington.edu/dbp/
Professor of Statistics, Principal Mathematician of Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
Erik Rosolowsky https://people.ok.ubc.ca/erosolo
Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia  Okanagan
David Ruppert home page
Andrew Schultz Jr. Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
Sanat Sarkar http://astro.temple.edu/~sanat/
Professor of Statistics, Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University
Jeffrey Scargle http://astrophysics.arc.nasa.gov/~jeffrey/
Senior Scientist, Planetary Systems Branch, Ames Research Center, NASA
Eric Switzer
Institute Fellow, Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago
Luke Tierney http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/
Professor of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
Roberto Trotta http://astro.ic.ac.uk/rtrotta/home
Lecturer in Astrophysics, Imperial College London
Ricardo Vilalta http://www2.cs.uh.edu/~vilalta/
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston
Michael Way http://www.giss.nasa.gov/staff/mway/
Scientist, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA
Benjamin Wandelt
Professor and Chair of Theoretical Cosmology, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Martin Weinberg http://www.astro.umass.edu/~weinberg/
Professor of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts
