The Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining
The Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining was founded in 2002 at the University of Illinois by Professor Robert J. Brunner to develop and apply computational technologies to extract cosmological information from the large astrophysical data sets being generated within our community. LCDM has been one of the top twenty users, worldwide of the production supercomputing resources at NCSA.
Students interested in joining the LCDM should contact Professor Brunner directly.We are currently especially interested in students with strong programming experience for projects in
- cloud computing,
- computer vision,
- machine learning, or
- the statistical analysis of time series data.
Professor Brunner was recognized as an outstanding alumni of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Purdue University.
Aug 20, 2014: Yiran successfully defends her PhD thesis!
Yiran Wang successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.
Aug 19, 2014: Matias successfully defends his PhD thesis!
Matias Carrasco-Kind successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.
Jul 31, 2014: Compact Galaxy Group Correlation Function Paper Accepted
Compaxt Galaxy Group correlation function paper has been accepted.
Jun 02, 2014: PDF Combination Paper Accepted
Bayesian Model Combination of Photometric Redshift PDFs paper has been accepted.