AST 4031: Interpretation and Analysis of Astrophysical Data


Instructor: Claudia Scarlata

I had the opportunity to be a part (as a TA) of the first ever Astro-statistics course offered by the Univ. of Minnesota in Spring '15 and Spring '17. This course covered majority of modern statistical topics, but from an astrophysical perspective:

  • Probability Theory
  • Parametric and non-parametric Density Estimation
  • Cluster Finding
  • Correlation Functions
  • Reduction of Dimensionality
  • EM Algorithm
  • Maximum Likelihood Estimators
  • Regression
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • MCMC Analysis
  • Manifold Learning Techniques