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Call for Papers: 2021 Student Paper Competition
Oct 13, 2020
We are pleased to announce the third annual student paper competition for research in the statistical application, methodological, or theoretical development to problems in astronomy, astrophysics, or cosmology. The deadline is December 12, 2020. The overall winner will also receive a cash prize of $500. See the Competitions page for more information.
AIG Business Meeting during JSM 2020
Aug 3, 2020
The Astrostatistics Interest Group will hold its annual business meeting at 1pm on Aug 3 via Zoom. For details, see the JSM 2020 program.
JSM 2020 astrostatistics program
June 2, 2020
The Astrostatistics Interest Group is happy to announce our contributions to the JSM 2020 program
- Aug 3 10am : Statistical Inference for Solar and Geophysical Data
- Aug 4 1pm : Innovations in AstroStatistics on Exploring Large Public Data
- Aug 4 1pm : Innovations in Statistics for Astronomy & Space Physics
- Aug 5 1pm : Astrostatistics Interest Group: Student Paper Award
- Aug 6 10am : Astronomical(ly) Big Data for Statisticians
- Aug 6 1pm : Challenging signal detection problems in astronomy
2020 Student Paper Competition
March 5, 2020, Finalists
We are excited to announce the finalists of the 2nd Annual Student Paper Competition. The winner of the contest will be announced during the Joint Statistics Meeting in Aug 2020. All the finalists will present their work at a dedicated session (date/time TBA). In alphabetical order.
- Richard Feder-Staehle (Cal Tech) – Multiband Probabilistic Cataloging: A Joint Fitting Approach to Point Source Detection and Deblending
- Matthew Ho (Carnegie Mellon) – A Robust and Efficient Deep Learning Method for Dynamical Mass Measurements of Galaxy Clusters
- Oliver Philcox (Princeton) – Inferring Galactic Parameters from Chemical Abundances: A Multi-Star Approach
- Collin Poitisch (Carnegie Mellon) – Trend Filtering: A Modern Statistical Tool for Time-Domain Astronomy and Astronomical Spectroscopy
- Josh Speagle (Harvard) – Photometric Biases in Modern Surveys
Sept 25, 2019, Call for Papers
Student Paper Competition 2020
We are pleased to announce the second annual student paper competition for research in the statistical application, methodological, or theoretical development to problems in astronomy, astrophysics, or cosmology. The deadline is December 7, 2019. The overall winner will also receive a cash prize of $500. Click here for more information.
2019 Student Paper Competition
July 30, 2019
Winners of the 2019 Student Paper Competition
We are happy to (finally) announce both the finalists and winner of the 2019 Student paper competition. The finalists were Axel Widmark, Francesca Capel, Daniel Muthukrishna and Xixi Yu. They were invited to presented their work at JSM 2019 in Denver, CO. There it was announced that the winner of the $500 cash prize was Axel Widmark. Congratulations to everyone!