The Cosmostatistics Initiative

The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN) is an international network which aims to create an interdisciplinary environment where collaborations between astronomers, statisticians and machine learning experts can flourish. The group utilizes a management model which can find parallel in technological start-ups:  based on a dynamic, non-hierarchical and people-centric approach.

The Artificial intelligence for science, science for artificial intelligence (AISSAI) center


As part of its strategic plan on Artificial Intelligence (AI), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) has launched its AI for Science and Science for AI (AISSAI) Center. The main objective of this center is to structure and organize transverse actions including all CNRS institutes that interact with AI.  

The COIN-AISSAI: Quantum edition is a collaborative effort between COIN and AISSAI, which aims to a explore the potential applications of present day quantum annealers to real scientific problems. The team is formed by researchers from CNRS and COIN, as well as external invited collaborators, who will identify a scientific problem in the fields of astronomy or particle physics and explore what are the benefits of using current quantum technology to approach it.

The logistic of the this meeting will be adapted from the format developed during the COIN Residence Programs where tasks and discussions are agreed upon by the team before the meeting. There are no scheduled talks or any kind of formal presentation.


Participation in this event is by invitation only.



U.C. Irvine, USA

Alex Boucaud
CNRS/APC, France

Emille E. O. Ishida
CNRS/UCA, France

Michele Sasdelli
U. Adelaide, Australia

Rafael S. de Souza
U. Hertfordshire, UK



Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science and the arts. Paris is especially known for its museums and architectural landmarks: the Louvre was among most visited art museums in the world in 2019, with 9.6 million visitors. The historical district along the Seine in the city centre is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and popular landmarks in the city centre included the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, now closed for renovation after the 15 April 2019 fire. Other popular tourist sites include the Gothic royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, both on the Île de la Cité; the Eiffel Tower, constructed for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, built for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900; the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées, and the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre.

The city provides a perfect atmosphere for the friendly and comfortable environment required for a COIN meeting.


Code of Conduct

The COIN-AISSAI team is composed of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. 

We require participants to follow these guidelines which help steer our interactions and strive to keep this an enlightening experience for all members involved.

This event will be a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof) or technology choices.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meeting at the discretion of the organizers.



Behave professionally. Exclusionary or offensive comments or jokes related to personal attributes are not appropriate.

Be receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.

Be thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the group.

Be good and respectful to each other.

This is a strictly non-smoking event. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the venue.

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, sustained disruption of talks or other events, unwelcome physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, intimidation, stalking, and recording of an individual without consent.

Communicate appropriately. Aim for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not acceptable.

based on policies from  COIN Residence Program