Data Visualization and Exploration in the LSST Era

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Data Visualization and Exploration in the LSST Era

June 19–21, 2018
NCSA, University of Illinois

Astronomy is at a crossroads and active researchers in the field are facing a changing landscape of best practices driven by the emergence of Big Data. This three-day workshop, at NCSA, will help establish and disseminate a framework for these new practices through our multi-disciplinary research group that includes data visualization experts, cosmologists, astronomers, and data scientists. This workshop will bring together local and external experts from DES, LSST, SPT, yt, data science, and cosmology to discuss strategies and methods for data visualization and exploration with the help of current cloud and container technologies.

The goal of this workshop is to share experiences and provide hands on mini tutorials on the many topics involved such as containers, cloud computing, visualization, machine learning, among others.

The workshop is open to all interested attendees. However, preference will be given to students and young postdocs. Thanks to the LSSTC Enabling Science Committee and NCSA we are glad to waive registration fees and to provide some travel support for young scientists.

Workshop attendees

Local Organizing Committee

Scientific Organizing Committee