Description: This course provides training in the fundamentals of astroinformatics: applying "big data" techniques to research topics in astronomy. Course material will include case studies of astroinformatics projects that exist presently and that are coming in the future; tutorials in computational approaches; exposure to relevant statistical approaches; and training in creating informatics research topics. The course will conclude with a term project in which students will apply the skills they have learned to existing data sets. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2021
Prerequisite: Admission to Astronomy and Planetary Science PhD