This is the first of what we anticipate will be an annual series of workshops on data science, intended to develop new collaborations in this arena between Caltech/ JPL and Swinburne University of Technology. Our initial focus is on Astroinformatics and Space Science, but we are very interested in the data science methodology transfer and exchange of ideas and tools between different scientific domains.

The workshop will consist of invited talks and discussions. Contributed papers are accepted as posters. Attendance is open to anyone from the Caltech and Swinburne communities, and there is no registration fee.

The Program/Agenda



The Venue and the Logistics:

Hill Annex, at 383 S. Hill Ave. [map (pdf)], Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA (it is the house behind the admissions office; building 90A on the Caltech maps). Caltech maps are available here. The closest parking is in the Holliston Ave. garage (bldg. 66 on the Caltech maps; enter from Holliston), right behind the Annex house. FYI, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 E. California Bvd., is bldg. 17 on the Caltech maps.
Caltech has a variety of special deals with the local hotels, transportation, etc. Parking is available in any of the Caltech garages (see the maps).

The Organizers:

George Djorgovski and Ashish Mahabal (Caltech) and Jarrod Hurley (Swinburne).

The workshop is supported by the Center for Data-Driven Discovery, and the Astronomy Department at Caltech; and by the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS), and the Swinburne Data Science Research Institute.

Other things to do while in Pasadena:

We highly recommend The Huntington Library and Gardens, within a walking distance from Caltech. They are best known for their collections of the rare books and manuscripts, and the gardens are a a great place to relax. You may be especially interested in their exhibit Beautiful Science.

Close to the Old Town Pasadena (where there are many dining options) is the small, but exquisite Norton Simon Museum.

Further afield, you may be interested in visiting the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood hills; on a clear evening, the views of the LA basin are spectacular. There are also many good museums in LA, including The Getty (modern), and the Getty Villa in Malibu (classical).