Meeting Description

After five groundbreaking conferences at Penn State, Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI was held at Carnegie Mellon University. This meeting continued the interdisciplinary tradition of its predecessors, bringing together researchers in astronomy, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning to address broad inference and discovery challenges, highlighting topics such as exoplanets, gravitational lensing, variable sources, Milky Way structure and evolution, among others.

Thanks to funding from the LSST Corporation, a featured “LSST at SCMA Day” highlighted some of the urgent statistical issues facing the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Keynote speakers will be Zeljko Ivezic (University of Washington) and Robert Tibshirani (Stanford).

Meeting Details

  • Date: June 6-10, 2016
  • Location: Carnegie Mellon University
  • More information: Meeting website

Meeting Support

LSSTC Support: $8,000