The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN) is a worldwide endeavour aimed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations to solve data-driven scientific challenges.

The group is lead by Rafael S. de Souza (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), and co-chaired by Alberto Krone-Martins (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Emille E. O. Ishida (Universite Clermont Auvergne, France), Ewan Cameron (Oxford University, UK) and Jessi Cisewski (Yale University, 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 bound 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 COIN projects, results and previous meetings can be found in the


Rafael S. de Souza


U.Lisbon, Portugal

Emille E. O. Ishida
CNRS/UCA, France

Ewan Cameron
U. Oxford, USA

Jessi Cisewski
Yale U., USA


26 avril 2018

COIN is turning 5 and has a new online home!

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16 avril 2018

CRP #5 – COIN is going to Greece!

Here we are, countdown for the 5th edition of the COIN Residence Program! This year COIN is coming to Chania, Greece between 15 and 22 September […]