2016 Summer School | Travel & Visa | Lodging | Registration | Program
Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers XII (May 31-June 4, 2016)
Penn State is continuing its annual Summer Schools in Statistics
designed for graduate students and researchers in astronomy.
The twelfth summer school is an intensive week covering basic statistical inference,
several fields of applied statistics, and the R computing environment.
A repertoire of well-established techniques applicable to observational astronomy and physics are developed. Classroom instruction is interspersed with hands-on analysis of astronomical data using the open-source R software package. The course is taught by a team of statistics and astronomy professors with opportunity for discussion of methodological issues. The topics covered include:
The 2016 Summer School will be modeled on previous Penn State Summer Schools and the three Indian Institute of Astrophysics-Penn State Summer Schools; see 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 lecture notes for the Penn State Summer Schools. The summer schools are partially supported by the National Science Foundation, the Penn State department of Statistics, and the Penn State department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
The Summer School timing is coordinated with the Statistical
Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI
research conference that starts on Monday June 6 in Pittsburgh PA.
G. Jogesh Babu, Dept. of Statistics, Penn State University, email@example.com