Dear all

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Astrominer TF members Matthew Graham, Brian Bue, Umaa Rebbapragada and Francisco Forster, participated and presented at the "Hot wiring the Transient Universe 4 Workshop" held at Santa Barbara, CA during the 12-15th of May, 2015. Their presentations can be found at: Matthew Graham was also part of the organizing comittee of the workshop.
Our TF member Pablo Estevez will be one of three invited plenary speakers, on the topic of SOM's role in mining complex astronomical data, at the bi-annual international conference "11th Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps", Rice University, Houston, Jan 6-8, 2016. (May 15, 2015)
The astrominer TF welcomes its new members:
  • Prof. Tamás Budavári, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, John Hopkins University
  • Center for Mathematical Modelling, Universidad de Chile and Millenium Institute of Astrophysics
  • Prof. Chris Mattmann, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Umaa Rebbapragada, JPL MLS, Caltech
  • Prof. Alex Szalay, Department of Physics and Astronomy, John Hopkins University

Several of our TF members attended and gave talks at the NOAO workshop on Tools for Astronomical Big Data, during March 9-11 in Tucson AZ. The meeting was attended by more than 120 astronomers, computer scientists, data analysts, and other similar collaborative disciplines. Talks by our members (in alphabetical order):

  • Brian Bue, "Leveraging Annotated Archival Data with Domain Adaptation to Improve Data Triage in Optical Astronomy" (contributed talk)
  • Francisco Forster, "The High Cadence Transient Survey - HiTS" (invited talk at the DECam Community Science Workshop)
  • Matthew Graham, "Characterizing the variable sky with CRTS" (contributed talk)
  • Pablo Huijse, "Mining periodic variable stars using Information Theory and GPGPU" (poster presentation)
  • Erzsébet Merényi, "Knowledge discovery from the Hyperspectral sky" (invited talk).
All presentations, along with the conference program are available for download at the workshop's website. (You could also link the "available for download at the workshop'd web site" to the download URL.)