Data analysis


Inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modelling data for discovering useful information, forming conclusions and making informed decisions. Sounds ideal for any business, doesn't it? Combine your love for astrophysics with this and learn how it's helping uncover more mysteries of the universe.

National Students' Space Challenge 2019 brings to you an exclusive hands-on introductory workshop on 'Data Analysis in Astronomy' by renowned Professor Ashish Mahabal, Senior Research Scientist at Caltech.

Ashish Mahabal is a renowned Senior Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), one of the top 10 Universities in the World for Astronomy and Astrophysics. His area of expertise is data mining in the field of Astronomy. He is one of the initial members of the US National Virtual Observatory (NVO). He is the co-chair of the LSST Transients and Variable Stars group. He works on Big Data, data fusion, machine learning and real-time classification of anomalies.

Key learning :

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Applications in various surveys like the Zwicky Transient Facility
  • ZTF processing
  • Light curve classification
  • There is a registration limit of 50 participants for this workshop (based on a First Come First Serve basis).
    Participants are required to complete Fest Registration before they register for the workshop
    Participants must have previous experience in Python and appropriate Python Software should be installed on their laptops.
    The participants need come with installed Jupyter notebooks.
    All the participants will be provided with certificates for attending the workshop.

    Date: 3rd November 2019
    Duration: 3 hrs (tentatively)
    Individual Registration Fees: INR 400/-



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