The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN) is a worldwide endeavor aimed to create an interdisciplinary community around data-driven problems in Astronomy.

It was designed to promote innovation in all aspects of academic scientific research.

The group is co-lead by Rafael S. de Souza (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Emille E. O. Ishida (Universite Clermont Auvergne, France) and Alberto Krone-Martins (University of California Irvine, USA) with support from Ewan Cameron (Curtin University, Australia) and Jessi Cisewski (University of Winsconsin-Madison, USA).

Researchers willing to join are welcome to contact any of the chairs!



An unstructured and intimate meeting, offering opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and sharing of expertise with concrete scientific outcomes.

The main goal of the CRPs is to benefit young and experienced researchers in astronomy, statistics, computer science and related disciplines alike. Thus contributing to the establishment of Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics as full-fledged disciplines.

We also aim at creating a personal bond among our members, providing a completely informal environment where such intimate connections can grow.

Thus, the program is held in a residence and participants share not only scientific discussions, but participate in logistic decisions during the program.

A complete report of of previous editions and results can be found in the Residence Programs and Projects sections, respectively.




Jessi Cisewski
U. Winsconsin-Madison, USA

Ewan Cameron
Curtin U., Australia



Addressing the ELEPHANT in the sky

An automated pipeline for identifying extragalactic hostless transients

The road to interdisciplinarity

How Have Astronomers Cited Other Fields in the Last Decade?

Data challenges on space: perspectives from Brazil and China

Debate about novel technologies in Astronomical research and their connections with the latest developments in artificial intelligence.