Time: Thursday 9 April 2015 – 1:00pm
Place: New Horizons (Building 82), Theatre G29 (map)
Adventures in Astrostatistics
Dr Ilya Mandel, University of Birmingham
Modern astronomical data sets often raise challenges associated with selection biases, accounting for confusion between backgrounds and foregrounds, and performing inference on big data with complex, multi-parameter models. I will discuss some of the techniques that my group has been developing to attack these problems, illustrating them with results ranging from gravitational-wave astrophysics to exo-planet characterisation.