The Cosmostatistics Initiative

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, USA) and co-chaired by Alberto Krone-Martins (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Emille E. O. Ishida (Université 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!

COIN Residence Programs

An unstructured meeting, offering opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and transference of skills.

 

The CRPs are composed by  young and senior researchers from  astronomy, statistics, computer science and related disciplines alike.

 

The group utilizes a management model somewhat similar to technological start-ups. Our dynamic, non-hierarchical, and people-centric approach enables innovation in scientific research, while helping its members to enhance their career paths.

 

A complete report of COIN projects, results and previous meetings can be found in the Projects page.

Organizers

Location

A traditional market town in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, Morzine is dominated by chalets spread across a river gorge, bordered by partially wooded slopes allowing skiing in poor weather conditions. Situated at an altitude of 1000 m, it is one of the most northerly of the French Alpine resorts, and weatherwise benefits from the Mont Blanc microclimate. The locality enjoys panoramic mountain views and modern ski facilities and also hosts summer activities such as mountain biking, golfing, walking and caving.

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

Code of Conduct

COIN is composed of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. This is one of the characteristics which makes it unique and fruitful.

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

The official language of CRP#6 is English.

Important:

CRP #6 will be a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion.

Please bring any issues to the confidential attention of the workshop organizers.

Directives:

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 labour was completed simply for the good of the group.

Be good and respectful to each other.

Given the informal nature of the program, be perceptive about eventual help needed in the organization and maintenance of the household tasks. Remember that there is no room service or catering. Keeping things clean and organized is up to the group itself.

CRP #6 is a strictly non-smoking event. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the venue.

Participants sharing a room should pay attention to tidiness, personal hygiene, sleeping hours and noise. In the common areas, there is no time limit and you can keep working through the night, if you wish to.
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Publication and authorship:

The mere participation in one of the CRPs does not guarantee authorship in COIN papers.

Publications developed during the CRPs are lead by volunteer participants who commit to the implementation of all stages of the project during and after the meeting.

All participants who contribute to development of a project will be included in the author list. The order of the authors is decided by the project leader, in common agreement with the chairs,  once the paper is finalized.

Reference: Adapted from Python Code of Conduct

 

Apply for CRP #6!

 

We invite researchers interested in working on interdisciplinary projects to apply for COIN Residence Program #6!

Due to the unorthodox format of the meeting, each CRP can accept a maximum of 10 participants.

All participants are required to attend the entire program (arrival August 24th afternoon and departure August 31st morning).

Deadline for submission is April 10th, 2019

There is no registration fee.

The organization will cover accommodation in a shared bedroom for all selected participants. 

Participants are required to arrange for their own travel and per diem.

Applicants will be informed of the selection results on April 15th, 2019

Further information can be requested at this email .

 

 

 








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