Tools for Astronomical Big Data

March 9-March 11, 2015

Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.


Monday, March 9, 2015

8:00-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Introductory Remarks
9:15-9:45 Alyssa Goodman (Harvard) Wide Data vs. Big Data
9:45-10:15 Carlos Scheidegger (University of Arizona) How do you look at a billion data points? Exploratory Visualization for Big Data
10:15-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Joshua Peek (STScI) Machine Vision Methods for the Diffuse Universe
11:50-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:20 Elisabeth Mills (NRAO) Visualization and Analysis of Rich Spectral-Line Datasets
2:20-2:40 Brian Bue (JPL) Leveraging Annotated Archival Data with Domain Adaptation to Improve Data Triage in Optical Astronomy
2:40-3:10 Erzsébet Merényi (Rice) Knowledge Discovery from the Hyperspectral Sky
3:10-3:40 Break
3:40-4:10 Tamas Budavari (JHU) Streaming Algorithms for Optimal Combination of Images and Catalogues
4:10-4:30 Viviana Acquaviva (CUNY NYC College of Technology) Two applications of machine learning to data from galaxy surveys
4:30-4:50 Fred Moolekamp (Rochester) Toyz for Data Analysis
4:50 Adjourn, dinner on your own.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Gautham Narayan (NOAO) Hunting the Rarest of the Rare: From PS1 to LSSTFred
9:30=10:00 Sarah Loebman (Michigan) MyMergerTree: A Cloud Service for Creating and Analyzing Galactic Merger Trees
10:00-10:20 Alessandra Aloisi (STScI) Enhancing the Legacy of HST Spectroscopy in the Era of Big Data
10:20-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Bryan Gaensler (Toronto) Wide-Field Radio Astronomy and the Dynamic Universe
11:20-11:40 Matias Kind (UIUC/NCSA) Probabilistic photometric redshift in the era of petascale astronomy
11:40-12:00 Yusra AlSayyad (Washington) Case study: Classifying High Redshift Quasars on the LSST-Reprocessed SDSS Stripe 82 Imaging
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:20 Felipe Barrientos (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) Photometric classification of QSOs from RCS2 using Random Forest
2:20-2:40 Benjamin Weiner (Steward Observatory) Challenges in producing and using large spectroscopic and photometric redshift datasets
2:40-3:00 Matthew Graham (NOAO/Caltech) Characterizing the variable sky with CRTS
3:00-3:30 Jacek Becla (SLAC) Enabling Scalable Data Analytics for LSST and Beyond through Qserv
3:30-4:10 Break
4:10-4:30 Iraklis Konstantopoulos (Australian Astronomical Observatory) Will Your Hypercubes Eat My Asterozoa? Building a Versatile Data Archive for the SAMI IFU Galaxy Survey.
4:30-4:50 Angelle Tanner (Mississippi State) The StArchive: An Open Stellar Archive
4:50 Adjourn, dinner on your own


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

8:00-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Benjamin Williams (Washington) Reducing Large Imaging Data Sets on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
9:30-9:50 Bruce Berriman (IPAC, Caltech) Creating A Multiwavelength Galactic Plane Atlas With Amazon Web
9:50-10:10 Arvind Gopu (Indiana) Trident: Custom Scalable Scientific Compute Archive and Analysis
10:10-10:30 Ignacio Sevilla (CIEMAT) Handling the Dark Energy Survey
10:30-10:50 Roberto Munoz (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) Efficient data reduction and analysis of DECam images in a multicore server
10:50 Coffee and Adjourn