[AstroPy] Fwd: Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal
Victoria G. Laidler
Tue Apr 9 10:02:24 CDT 2013
Thought this might be of interest to folks on this list.
Apologies for any inadvertent duplications.
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Subject: Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:05:24 -0400
From: Eric D. Feigelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Eric Feigelson <email@example.com>
This email is an invitation for you to join the Web site
Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Portal
<http://asaip.psu.edu/> (ASAIP, http://asaip.psu.edu
<http://asaip.psu.edu/>). Astronomers are facing growing
challenges of analyzing `Big Data' projects like multi-epoch
wide-field surveys, and of linking complex astronomical
datasets to astrophysical theory. Methodology extending the
narrow suite of familiar methods are increasingly needed for
understanding astronomical data. Our community needs to
improve education in modern statistical and computational
capabilities, to guide used to software implementing these
methods, and to foster collaboration between
astrophysicists, statisticians and information scientists.
ASAIP provides a searchable collection of papers on advanced
methodology used in astronomy, short articles, discussion
forums, list of meetings and jobs, links to blogs, on-line
courses, datasets, and various related Web resources.
Members of ASAIP can contribute material and participate
in discussions. To join ASAIP, please send a brief email to
the editors, Eric Feigelson <mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org>
and Joseph Hilbe <mailto:%email@example.com>.
ASAIP is also used by four new organizations devoted to
promoting advanced statistical and computational methodology
* International Astrostatistics Association, affiliated
with the International Statistical Institute. The IAA
welcomes membership by all students and researchers
interested in this cross-disciplinary field; contact
Joseph Hilbe <mailto:%firstname.lastname@example.org> for membership.
* International Astronomical Union's Working Group in
Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics. Members of the
IAU can join the WG by contacting Eric Feigelson
* American Astronomical Society's Working Group in
Astroinformatics and Astrostatsitics. Members of the
AAS can join this WG by contacting Zeljko Ivezic
* Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's Informatics and
Statistics Science Collaboration.
Overall, we encourage you to peruse ASAIP
<http://asaip.psu.edu>, join one of the organizations, and
participate in community discussions relating to statistics
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