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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers, 3-7 June 2019, USA

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2019

Deadline: May 03, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 03, 2019 12:00 to Jun 07, 2019 12:00

Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers

Penn State's Center for Astrostatistics is continuing its annual Summer Schools in Statistics for astronomers designed for graduate students and researchers in astronomy. Lectures and tutorials are presented by a team of experienced professors in statistics, astronomy, computer science, and informatics. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues. 
The topics include:

  • Principles of probability and inference
  • Regression
  • Model selection & validation
  • Maximum likelihood methods
  • Non-parametric methods
  • Multivariate methods
  • Clustering and classification
  • MCMC
  • Bayesian inference
  • Spatial statistics
  • Time series

The 2019 summer school in statistics for astronomers will be modeled on annual Penn State summer schools since 2005, and the three Indian Institute of Astrophysics-Penn State summer schools.

Summer School Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019 or earlier if the enrollment limit is reached.

Local information: 

The 2019 summer school will be held on the Pennsylvania State University's University Park Campus located in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.   

The town of State College and the university campus combine to offer a relaxed, college town atmosphere with many shops, restaurants and points of interest. Recreational opportunities abound including fine golf courses,  tennis courts, gymnasiums and swimming facilities. For local information visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau online. 

Registration Fee: 

$ 450

The fees cover partially the program instruction, refreshment breaks, reception and banquet. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

Registration is a two step process.

Step 1: Complete the online registration information form. Once that form is completed, an email confirmation is sent, and a thank you page will provide a link for the second step. 

Step 2: Follow the link from the thank you page to submit the payment in order to complete the registration process. Once the payment is completed, a second email will be sent to the address given on the registration payment form.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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