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Monday, 20 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 09:30 -- Registration
09:30 to 09:40 Parameswaran Ajith ICTS welcome
09:40 to 09:50 Sujit Ghosh SAMSI Deputy Director's welcome
09:50 to 10:00 Ashish Mahabal Scientific Aims
10:00 to 10:30 Ashish Mahabal Challenges for Real-time and Archival Time domain astronomy
10:30 to 11:00 Archana Pai GW astronomy: Overview - Transient Search in GW Astronomy
11:00 to 11:30 -- Break
11:30 to 12:00 Jogesh Babu Statistics in astronomy & the SAMSI ASTRO Program
12:00 to 13:00 James Long Panel and discussions - Discussion of Overview session: Science of transients
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch
14:00 to 14:20 Rafael Martinez Galarza Building a training set for an automatic LSST light curve classifier
14:20 to 14:40 Koshy George Searching for ultraviolet transients with UVIT
14:40 to 15:00 Jackeline Moreno PSD, Structure Function, and CARMA Analysis of AGN Variability
15:00 to 15:30 -- Lightning talks related to posters
15:30 to 16:00 -- Break and poster viewing
16:00 to 17:00 N Sajeeth Philip, David Jones & Sujit Ghosh Feature selection and classification methods for CRTS (Panel Discussion)
17:00 to 17:30 -- Free form discussions and poster viewing
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 09:30 -- Tea and informal discussions
09:30 to 10:00 Matthew Graham Issues in time domain astronomy
10:00 to 10:30 Rajesh Nayak Challenges in Source Parameter Estimation in GW Astronomy
10:30 to 11:00 James Long Two Statistical Challenges in time domain astronomy
11:00 to 11:30 -- Break and Group Photo
11:30 to 13:00 David Stenning, Hyungsuk Tak, Anand Sengupta & Dilip Krishnaswamy Panel and discussions
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 09:30 -- Tea and informal discussions
09:30 to 10:00 Sukanta Bose Compact binaries, sky localization & all that
10:00 to 10:30 Varun Bhalerao Observing facilities in india
10:30 to 11:00 Varun Bhalerao Finding counterparts in X-ray data: The Search for Electromagnetic Counterparts to GW sources
11:00 to 11:30 -- Break
11:30 to 13:00 Ashish Mahabal & Kuntal Misra Panel and discussions
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch
14:00 to 14:20 Jessica McIver Transient noise in the LIGO detectors
14:20 to 14:40 Justin Ellis The physical, statistical and computational challenges of Pulsar Timing
14:40 to 15:00 Hyungsuk Tak Robust and accurate inference via a mixture of Gaussian and terrors
15:00 to 15:30 -- Lightning talks related to posters
15:30 to 16:00 -- Break
16:00 to 17:00 Prajval Shastri, Jogesh Babu & B. C. Joshi Panel and discussions
17:00 to 17:30 -- Free form discussions
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:00 to 09:30 -- Tea and informal discussions
09:30 to 09:50 Kuntal Misra Gamma Ray Bursts & Associated Supernovae
09:50 to 10:10 L. Resmi Redshift distribution of short duration GRBs
10:10 to 10:30 Anand Sengupta A hybrid geometric-random template placement algorithm for gravitational wave searches from compact binary coalescences
10:30 to 10:50 Sumit Kumar Bayesian model selection of population synthesis models of CBCs
10:50 to 11:10 M. K. Haris Bayesian identification of strongly lensed GW events
11:40 to 13:00 -- Break
11:40 to 13:00 P. Ajith Panel and discussion
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch