Astronomer, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. Expert in
optical surveys, large telescopes, gravitational lensing, and
*G. Jogesh Babu
Professor of Statistics, Penn
State University. Fellow of the IMS, ASA, AAAS and elected member
of ISI. Founding editor of Statistical
Director of the Center for
Astrostatistics. With broad expertise in mathematical statistics,
he has been a leader in advancing statistical methdology in
Professor of Statistics, University of Western Australia, and at CSIRO.
Winner of the Pitman Medal, Hannan Medal, Centenary Medal, Bahadur
Lecture and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Expert in
stochastic geometry and spatial statistics.
Arts & Sciences Professor of Statistics, Director of the
Statistical & Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI),
former president of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, president
International Society for Bayesian Analysis, Guggenheim & Sloan
Fellow, member of the
National Academy of Sciences. Author of many volumes and articles on
Bayesian statistics including applications to astronomy.
Associate Professor of Physics,
University of Pennsylvania. NSF CAREER awardee. Member of the LSST and
SNAP teams. Expert in
gravitational lensing and Kuiper Belt studies.
Lecturer of Physics, Purdue
University, formerly Associate Professor, Universidad de
Cantabria. Member of the Planck team, and Purdue's
astrostatistical team studying the cosmic microwave background.
Associate Professor of Statistics & Decision Sciences, Duke
University. Expert in
Bayesian modeling, wavelets and spatial statistics with applications to
proteomics, bioinformatics, astrostatistics, and other fields.
Astronomer, Eureka Scientific. Expert in gamma-ray astronomy,
small-N statistical problems, and Bayesian inference.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University
of London, United Kingdom. Author of Statistical Data Analysis.
Expert in particle physics, computational and statistical methodology.
Miller Research Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of
at Berkeley. Expert in extrasolar planets and planetary dynamics.
Professor of Statistics,
Carnegie-Mellon University. NSF Career Award,
Shannon Arward. Statistician in nonparametric inference, spatial
and false discovery rate with applications in neuroscience, cosmology
and other fields.
*Jayanta K. Ghosh
Professor of Statistics, Purdue
University; former Nehru Professor/Director Indian Statistical
Institute and President of the International Statistical
Fellow of the IMS, past editor of Sankhya,
and author of Bayesian
Nonparametrics. Expert in asymptotics, bioinformatics, and
Bayesian analyses of large and high-dimensional datasets.
Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Observational
cosmologist, developer of methodology for analyzing the
cosmic microwave background, organizer for the International Virtual
Project Manager, US National Virtual Observatory; Chair, International
Virtual Observatory Alliance; Chair, AAS Working Group on
Astronomical Software. Expert in astronomical surveys,
data analysis, software systems, and megadatasets.
Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center, Director of LAMBDA archive center, winner of
Goddard's Space Science Achievement Award. Co-Investigator and
Lead of Data Analysis team of NASA's WMAP mission to study the cosmic
microwave background radiation.
Associate Professor of Statistics, Penn State University. Expert
in computational algorithms in statistics with applications in social
network and mixture models. Leader of R tutorials for
Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv
University, and Senior Fellow in Visualization, San Diego
Supercomputing Center, and founder of Multidimensional Graphs,
Ltd. Invented and helped develop Parallel Coordinates data
visualization. Holds several patents and received numerous
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University.
Expert in nonparametric function estimation and Bayesian model
selection with applications to astrostatistics and bioinformatics.
Smith Centennial Professor of
Astronomy (Emeritus), Department of Astronomy, University of Texas; and
Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Vermont. Former
Principal Investigator of Hubble Space Telescope astrometry team.
Pioneer in astrostatistics with emphasis on Bayesian modeling.
Professor of Astronomer, Ohio State University. Ohio Eminent Scholar
in Observational Cosmology. Expert in gravitational lensing,
galaxy luminosity functions, and other topics in cosmology.
Professor of Statistics at University of the Western Cape, South
Africa. Astrostatistician with expertise in time series
analysis and discoverer of a class of variable subdwarf stars.
Perren Chair of Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics, University College
London, United Kingdom. Expert in observational cosmology including
dark matter & dark energy, large-scale structure (galaxy
clustering), megadatasets, and statistical methodology.
*Ji Meng Loh
Assistant Professor of Statistics,
Columbia University. Expert in analysis of spatial data and point
processes with applications to cosmology.
Senior Research Associate in Astronomy,
Cornell University. Leading astrostatistician with emphasis on
high energy astrophysics and Bayesian applications. Developer
of the Python Inference package.
Astronomer, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University.
Author of Statistics in Theory and Practice. Expert in large
astronomical surveys, image analysis, and software systems.
Department of Physics, Oxford University and Particle & Nuclear
Physics, CERN. Author of All You Wanted to Know About Mathematics but
Afraid to Ask. Organizer of PhyStat conferences on statistical
Professor and Director of the Astronomical Observatory of the
of Valencia, Spain. Author of Statistics of the Galaxy Distribution and
other volumes on observational cosmology, and director of the summer
school Data Analysis in Cosmology.
Professor of Physics, Florida State University. Fellow of the American
Physical Society. Expert in particle
physics (D-Zero, supersymmetry, Higgs physics), small-N problems,
and Bayesian statistical methodology.
Professor and former Chair of Statistics, University of California at
Berkeley. Author of text Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis.
Research in applied statistics and time series analysis including
application to astronomy.
Associate Professor, Department
of Astronomy, Oklahoma
Expert in visible light studies of Centaurs, Kuiper Belt Objects and
other solar system minor bodies.
Research astronomer, NASA Ames
Research Center. Leading developer of time series and Bayesian
methodology for astronomy including periodigrams, wavelets and optimal
Professor of Statistics, Case
Western Reserve University. Fellow of ASA, IMS and elected member
of ISI. Broad expertise in simultaneous
inference, image analysis, data mining, semiparametrics and random
fields with applications to astronomy, biological sciences and
Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Hawaii.
Developer of methodology
for large-scale structure (galaxy clustering), cosmic microwave
background, and other megadatasets.
*David van Dyk
Associate Professor of
Statistics, University of California Irvine. Coordinator of
California-Harvard Astrostatistics Collaboration. Expert in
Bayesian methodology and computation with application to X-ray
astronomy and other problems in astrostatistics.
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Duke
Expert in pattern recognition, signal processing, data mining and
with applications in medicine, astrophysics, and other fields.
Senior Lecturer and Director of the Observatories, Department of
Physics & Astronomy, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Author
of The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Forulas. Research in radio
astronomy and gravitational wave detection.
Savage Professor and former Chairman of Statistics, University of
Former editor of Annals of Statistics and member of NSF cosmology
panel. Researcher in various areas of mathematical statistics including
estimation with small-N, confidence intervals, and
Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of North Carolina.
Expert in spatial processes and random fields with applications to
environmental, business and astronomical problems.
* Participants in the 2006
SAMSI Astrostatistics Program