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Taylor & Francis Inc
29 March 2012
Astronomy, space & time; Data mining; Machine learning
This book provides a comprehensive overview of various data mining tools and techniques that are increasingly being used by researchers in the international astronomy community. It explores this new problem domain, discussing how it could lead to the development of entirely new algorithms. Leading contributors introduce data mining methods and then describe how the methods can be implemented into astronomy applications. The last section of the book discusses the Redshift Prediction Competition, which is an astronomy competition in the style of the Netflix Prize.
Edited by:   Michael J. Way (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies New York New York USA), Jeffrey D. Scargle (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA), Kamal M. Ali (Metric Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA), Ashok N. Srivastava (Verizon, California, USA)
Imprint:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   No. 24
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 48mm
Weight:   1.565kg
ISBN:   9781439841730
ISBN 10:   143984173X
Series:   Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series
Pages:   744
Publication Date:   29 March 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I: Foundational Issues Classification in Astronomy: Past and Present, Eric Feigelson Searching the Heavens: Astronomy, Computation, Statistics, Data Mining, and Philosophy, Clark Glymour Probability and Statistics in Astronomical Machine Learning and Data Mining, Jeffrey D. Scargle Part II: Astronomical Applications Source Identification Automated Science Processing for the Fermi Large Area Telescope, James Chiang CMB Data Analysis, Paniez Paykari and Jean-Luc Starck Data Mining and Machine Learning in Time-Domain Discovery and Classification, Joshua S. Bloom and Joseph W. Richards Cross-Identification of Sources: Theory and Practice, Tamas Budavari The Sky Pixelization for CMB Mapping, O.V. Verkhodanov and A.G. Doroshkevich Future Sky Surveys: New Discovery Frontiers, J. Anthony Tyson and Kirk D. Borne Poisson Noise Removal in Spherical Multichannel Images: Application to Fermi Data, Jeremy Schmitt, Jean-Luc Starck, Jalal Fadili, and Seth Digel Classification Galaxy Zoo: Morphological Classification and Citizen Science, Lucy Fortson, Karen Masters, Robert Nichol, Kirk D. Borne, Edd Edmondson, Chris Lintoot, Jordan Raddick, Kevin Schawinski, and John Wallin The Utilization of Classifications in High-Energy Astrophysics Experiments, Bill Atwood Database-Driven Analyses of Astronomical Spectra, Jan Cami Weak Gravitational Lensing, Sandrine Pires, Jean-Luc Starck, Adrienne Leonard, and Alexandre Refregier Photometric Redshifts: 50 Years after 345, Tamas Budavari Galaxy Clusters, Christopher J. Miller Signal Processing (Time-Series) Analysis Planet Detection: The Kepler Mission, Jon M. Jenkins, Jeffrey C. Smith, Peter Tenenbaum, Joseph D. Twicken, and Jeffrey Van Cleve Classification of Variable Objects in Massive Sky Monitoring Surveys, Przemek Wozniak, Lukasz Wyrzykowski, and Vasily Belokurov Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Lee Samuel Finn The Largest Data Sets Virtual Observatory and Distributed Data Mining, Kirk D. Borne Multitree Algorithms for Large-Scale Astrostatistics, William B. March, Arkadas Ozakin, Dongryeol Lee, Ryan Riegel, and Alexander G. Gray PART III: Machine Learning Methods Time-Frequency Learning Machines for Nonstationarity Detection Using Surrogates, Pierre Borgnat, Patrick Flandrin, Cedric Richard, Andre Ferrari, Hassan Amoud, and Paul Honeine Classification, Nikunj Oza On the Shoulders of Gauss, Bessel, and Poisson: Links, Chunks, Spheres, and Conditional Models, William D. Heavlin Data Clustering, Kiri L. Wagstaff Ensemble Methods: A Review, Matteo Re and Giorgio Valentini Parallel and Distributed Data Mining for Astronomy Applications, Kamalika Das and Kanishka Bhaduri Pattern Recognition in Time Series, Jessica Lin, Sheri Williamson, Kirk D. Borne, and David De Barr Randomized Algorithms for Matrices and Data, Michael W. Mahoney Index

Michael J. Way, PhD, is a research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and the NASA Ames Research Center in California. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hunter College. His research focuses on understanding the multiscale structure of our universe, modeling the atmospheres of exoplanets, and applying kernel methods to new areas in astronomy. Jeffrey D. Scargle, PhD, is an astrophysicist in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division of the NASA Ames Research Center. His main interests encompass the variability of astronomical objects, including the Sun, sources in the Galaxy, and active galactic nuclei; cosmology; plasma astrophysics; planetary detection; and data analysis and statistical methods. Kamal M. Ali, PhD, is a research scientist in machine learning and data mining. He has a consulting practice and is cofounder of the start-up Metric Avenue. He has carried out research at IBM Almaden, Stanford University, Vividence, Yahoo, and TiVo, where he worked on the Tivo Collaborative Filtering Engine. His current research focuses on combining machine learning in conditional random fields with linguistically rich features to make machines better at reading web pages. Ashok N. Srivastava, PhD, is the principal scientist for Data Mining and Systems Health Management and leader of the Intelligent Data Understanding group at NASA Ames Research Center. His research includes the development of data mining algorithms for anomaly detection in massive data streams, kernel methods in machine learning, and text mining algorithms.

Reviews for Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

The volume is a well-organised collection of articles presenting the importance of modern data mining and machine learning techniques in application to analysis of astronomical data. ... A major strength of the volume is its very impressive collection of real examples that can be both inspirational and educational. ... The book is particularly successful in showing how collaboration between computer scientists and statisticians on one side and astronomers on the other is needed to search for a scientific discovery in the abundance of data generated by instrumentation and simulations. -Krzysztof Podgorski, International Statistical Review, 2014


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