Workshop Presentations

Digging Deeper: Algorithms for Computationally-Limited Searches in Astronomy

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June 7-10, 2011
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Short Course
"Looking for Nuggets in Massive Data Streams"
Badri Krishnan (Albert Einstein Institute) Gravitational Wave Data Analysis (pdf 2 MB) (video)
Jeff Scargle (NASA Ames) New Developments in Time Series Analysis (pdf 7 MB) (video)
Ashish Mahabal (Caltech) Automated Classification of Transients (pdf 9 MB) (video)
Pavlos Protopapas (CfA) Machine Learning and Statistics Applications
(pdf 18 MB) (video)
George Djorgovski (Caltech)

The Broader Context: Exploration of the time domain of the observable parameter space, using synoptic sky surveys
Real-time mining of Petascale data streams
(pdf 3.3 MB)

Curt J. Cutler (JPL), Bruce Elmegreen (IBM) Presenting areas to be reviewed and proposed benchmark problems (pdf 545 KB)
Giuseppe Longo (University Federico II) Computationally limited tasks in astronomy?
(pdf 540 KB)
Kiri L. Wagstaff (JPL) Machine Learning Methods for Astronomy (pdf 425 KB)
Joe Lazio (JPL), Mike Turmon (JPL) 2 lightning talks on research areas related to problems + discussion Machine Learning Methods
for Astronomy
John A. Rice (UC Berkeley) Heirarchical Resolution (pdf 292 KB)
Baback Moghaddam (JPL) What can Biostatistics do for Time-Domain Astronomy (pdf 1.6 MB)
Rosanne Di Stefano (Harvard-Smithsonian) Extracting Periods from Binary‐Lens Events
A Slightly Modified Lomb‐Scargle Approach
(pdf 278 KB)
Ciro Donalek (Caltech) Objects Classification in Synoptic Sky Surveys:
Contextual and External Information (pdf 5.6 MB)
David Thompson (JPL) Hidden Markov Models in 10 Seconds (pdf 198 KB)

Raffaele D'Abrusco (CfA)

The Exploration of Multi-Wavelength
Astronomical Datasets: The Case of AGNS in
the Chandra Source Catalog and Unsupervised
Clustering (pdf 1.5 MB)

Walter Max-Moerbeck (Caltech)

What is the Connection Between Radio and Gamma-Ray Emission in Blazars? (pdf 3.89 MB)

Guillermo Cabrera - Univ. of Chile

Automated Detection of Objects Based on Sérsic Profiles (pdf 3.87MB)
Jeff Scargle, NASA Ames A Few Comments on Time Series Representations (pdf 1.2 MB)


For questions contact: George Djorgovski, Curt Cutler, Bruce Elmegreen or Michele Judd


Study Organizing Committee Member Michele Vallisneri from JPL .  


This animation shows that as a pulsar picks up speed through accretion, it becomes distorted from a perfect sphere due to subtle changes in the crust, depicted here by an equatorial bulge. Such slight distortion is enough to produce gravitational waves.

Animation Credit: Dana Berry/LIGO/Caltech/NASA