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.
Jul 07, 2015: Hybrid Learning Paper Accepted
Hybrid, ensemble learning appied to the Star/Galaxy classification challenge in large, photometric survey data.
First paper applying machine learing to cosmological simulations has been submitted to MNRAS.