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Project:  Anomalous Signals in Astronomical Imaging Surveys
Disciplines:  Astronomy/Astrophysics, Programming
Mentor:  Eric Huff, (JPL),, Phone: (626) 460-9834
Mentor URL:  (opens in new window)
Background:  Wide-field astronomical imaging surveys comprise a large, rich, and rapidly growing source for discovery. These data are typically processed or analyzed separately, and much of the potential potential for new discovery goes unexploited. This AO will build on existing JPL efforts towards efficient analysis of diverse survey data.
Description:  The student will build a proof-of-concept prototype for the joint analysis of imaging data from different astronomical imaging surveys. With minor modifications to existing publicly-available models and tools, they will be able to build a catalog of objects that are not well-fit by the normal range of relevant physical models.
Student Requirements:  Programming skills with C or Python would be very useful.
A good linear algebra background is essential.
Some knowledge of practical statistics will be helpful.
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: Yes.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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Problems with or questions about submitting an AO?  Call Jen Manglos of the Student-Faculty Programs Office at (626) 395-2885.
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