COIN and LSST-DESC join forces in astro-wise machine learning research
The Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN), a worldwide interdisciplinary community created to unlock cosmic puzzles, has entered into a strategic agreement with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope-Dark Energy Science Collaboration (LSST-DESC). The LSST is expected to begin observations in 2021 and is one of the most ambitious surveys in the history of optical astronomy. The LSST-DESC is an international collaboration focused on dark energy science and whose goal is to prepare for the arrival of LSST data.
Both groups will work together to develop statistical learning techniques specially designed to tackle the peculiarities of time-resolved astronomical data, pushing forward an optimal exploitation of the LSST photometric data set - the largest time-resolved planned survey ever.
The team is called RESSPECT (REcommendation System for SPECTroscopic follow-up) and is composed by researchers from COIN and LSST-DESC coming from a plethora of scientific backgrounds, including cosmology, astronomy & astrophysics, statistics, informatics and computer science,