IEEE Symposium on

Computational Intelligence for Astroinformatics

The explosion of data richness and complexity have resulted in the relatively new field of Astroinformatics: an interdisciplinary area of research where astronomers, mathematicians and computer scientists collaborate to solve problems in astronomy through the application of techniques developed in data science. Classical problems in astronomy now involve accumulation of large volumes of complex data with different formats and characteristic that cannot be addressed using classical techniques. As a result, machine learning algorithms and data analytic techniques have exploded in importance, often without a mature understanding of the pitfalls in such studies.

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The symposium aims to capture the baseline, set the tempo for future research in India and abroad and prepare a scholastic primer that would serve as a standard document for future research. Scalable and fast applications to image processing, time-series analysis, deep and wide networks, as well as fusion methods are driving progress in many areas. Methodology transfer to and from astronomy as well as the advent of novel methods is seen regularly. The symposium aims to evolve and critique a set of fundamentally correct thumb rules and experiments, backed by solid mathematical theory and provide the marriage of astronomy and Machine Learning with stability and far reaching impact serving the context of specific science problems of interest to the proposers, the basis for from data to sound knowledge.
Given the horizontal nature of SSCI, we hope to learn about methods that are applicable to astroinformatics but are not currently used, and also making CS practitioners aware of the interesting problems that complex astronomy datasets provide. We welcome original and unpublished contributions (no more than 8 pages including figures, tables and bibliography, in IEEE two-column format) that discuss new developments in efficient models for complex computer experiments and data analytic techniques which can be used in astronomical data analysis as well as related branches in physical, statistical and computational sciences.


Topics: Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  •    Exoplanets (discovery, classification etc.)
  •    Classification of transients (Galactic and extragalactic)
  •    Multi-messenger astronomy aided by Machine learning
  •    Deep learning in astronomy
  •    Gravitational Wave data analysis
  •    MCMC on big data
  •    Imaging Problems in Astronomy
  •    Big Data Solar Astronomy
  •    Statistical Machine Learning (including Bayesian methods)
  •    Meta-heuristic and Evolutionary Clustering methods and applications in Astronomy
  •    Astronomical time series analysis
  •    CI based interpolation methods for data fitting problems

Symposium Co-Chairs 

Snehanshu Saha
PES University

Ashish Mahabal
California Institute of Technology

Jayant Murthy
Indian Institute of Astrophysics 

Tarun Deep Saini
Indian Institute of Science 

Program Committee

Ajit KembhaviIUCAA
Somak RaychadhuryIUCAA
S George DjorgovskiCaltech
Harinder P. Singh Professor, Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi
N Sajeeth PhilipSt. Thomas College
Gowri SrinivasaPESU
Anand NarasimhamurthyBITS Hyderabad
BS DayasagarISI Bangalore
Saroj MeherISI Bangalore
Bhabotosh ChandaISI Kolkata
Margarita SafonovaBirla Institute for Fundamental Research