Data Science ARES: Jessi Cisewski-Kehe
Join us at the Data Science Applied Research and Education Seminar (ARES) with:
Department of Statistics
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Astrostatistics: From Exoplanets to the Large-scale Structure of the Universe
The field of astrostatistics has seen substantial growth over the past decade with interest in many areas of astronomy. In this seminar I will give some background on the field including ways new researchers can get involved. Then I will discuss some of my astrostatistics work as it relates to exoplanets and the large-scale structure of the Universe. The exoplanet work focuses on detection of low-mass exoplanets amid stellar activity using the radial velocity method, and the large-scale structure of the Universe will allow us to touch upon some ideas from topological data analysis.
Jessi Cisewski-Kehe is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed her Ph.D. in Statistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then joined the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University followed by the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University. Her research interests include methodological development for complicated datasets of which closed-form models and likelihood functions are not able to fully capture the desirable and interesting features of the observations. She also enjoys interdisciplinary research investigating cutting-edge problems in the sciences. Statistical challenges in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology (i.e., astrostatistics) are a primary focus of her work.