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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VIII (June 4-8, 2012)

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June 4, 2012 (Monday)

  7:45 a.m. -   8:30 a.m.    Registration and computer accounts in the Lobby of 100 Life Sciences Building
  8:30 a.m. -   8:45 a.m.    Welcome (Donald Schneider, Head, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics)
  8:45 a.m. -   9:20 a.m.    Introduction to the Summer School (G. Jogesh Babu & Eric Feigelson)
  9:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.    Probability I (David Hunter)
                                Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Probability II (David Hunter)

                                Lunch Break

  2:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.    Inference I (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
  4:00 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.    Introduction to R (Arnab Chakraborty)   LAB


June 5, 2012 (Tuesday)
Venus Transit
Curtesy Duy Cuong Nguyen

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Inference II (James Rosenberger)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Regression (Chad Schafer)

                                Lunch Break


  2:00 p.m. -   3:15 p.m.    R session for Astronomy (Arnab Chakraborty)   LAB
  3:15 p.m. -   3:45 p.m.    Linear regression issues in astronomy (Eric Feigelson)
                                Break
  4:00 p.m. -   5:30 p.m.    R session for Astronomy (Arnab Chakraborty),   LAB
  5:30 p.m. -   6:30 p.m.    Introduction to the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (Joseph Lazio & Omar Laurino),   LAB
                               
  7:30 p.m. -   9:00 p.m.    Virtual Astronomical Observatory tutorial (Joseph Lazio & Omar Laurino),   LAB


June 6, 2012 (Wednesday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Nonparametrics (Chad Schafer)
                                Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon   Multivariate Analysis   (T. Krishnan)

                                Lunch Break

  2:00 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.    Bootstrap (G. Jogesh Babu)   LAB
                                Break
  3:30 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.    R session for Astronomy (Arnab Chakraborty)   LAB

  6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.    Dinner at The Nittany Lion Inn   (Faculty Staff Club)


June 7, 2012 (Thursday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Model Fitting and Model Selection (G. Jogesh Babu)
                                Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.    Cluster Analysis (T. Krishnan)

                                Lunch Break

  1:00 p.m. -   2:30 p.m.    Clustering & Classification (Arnab Chakraborty & Eric Feigelson)   LAB

                                Trip to Penn's Cave

  5:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.   Picnic


June 8, 2012 (Friday)

  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Spatial Statistics (Murali Haran)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    Bayesian Analysis I (Thomas Loredo)
                                Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Bayesian Analysis II (Thomas Loredo)

                                Lunch Break

  2:00 p.m. -   3:30 p.m.    Time Series (Eric Feigelson)   LAB
                                Break
  3:45 p.m. -   5:45 p.m.    MCMC (Murali Haran)   LAB

                                End of the School


INSTRUCTORS:
    G. Jogesh Babu, David Hunter, Murali Haran, and James Rosenberger (Statisticians, Penn State). Chad Schafer (Statistician, CMU). Eric Feigelson (Astronomer, Penn State). Arnab Chakraborty (Statistician, Indian Statistical Institute). Omar Laurino (Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA). Joseph Lazio (Astronomer, JPL NASA). Thomas Loredo (Astronomer, Cornell University). T. Krishnan (Statistician, Mu Sigma Business Solutions). Marcus Nunes (Graduate Student, Penn State).
LOCATIONS:
  • Registration: Lobby of 100 Life Sciences Building
  • Classroom sessions: 100 Life Sciences Building
  • Computer LAB sessions: 64 Willard Building

BOOKLET OF LECTURE NOTES

Department of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and AstrophysicsNSF