Machine Learning and AI Applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology
|Start||July 16th 2009 (iCal)|
|End||July 17th 2009|
The IJCAI-09 Workshop on Machine Learning and AI Applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology
This workshop will bring together the pioneering or established practitioners of the use of ML/AI tools and methodologies in astronomy and cosmology, as well as some newcomers to the field. We will review briefly the past accomplishments and current practices and challenges, but the main focus would be on defining the new paths for future exploration and collaboration, including some specific problems and challenges which could be tackled over the next few years. We will aim for a roughly equal balance between computing-savvy astrophysicists and applied computer scientists.
Our goal is to foster stronger connections between the AI/ML community and the data intensive astronomy / virtual observatory community. We will aim for a roughly equal balance between astronomers and computer scientists, an for a total number of about 30 to 40 participants, small enough for some real discussions, and yet achieving a critical mass.