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Statistical Laboratory

I am the University Lecturer on Astrostatistics at the University of Cambridge. I hold this interdisciplinary faculty position jointly at the Statistical Laboratory of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and at the Institute of Astronomy.   My research interests lie at the intersections of astrophysics, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning, and include:

  • Astrostatistics & astroinformatics
  • Statistical applications in time-domain astronomy and cosmology
  • Bayesian modeling and inference
  • Statistical computation

Publications

Type Ia Supernovae Are Excellent Standard Candles in the Near-infrared
A Avelino, AS Friedman, KS Mandel, DO Jones, PJ Challis, RP Kirshner
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2019)
887,
106
RAPID: Early Classification of Explosive Transients using Deep Learning
D Muthukrishna, G Narayan, KS Mandel, R Biswas, R Hlozek
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
(2019)
131,
118002
The Photometric LSST Astronomical Time-series Classification Challenge PLAsTiCC: Selection of a Performance Metric for Classification Probabilities Balancing Diverse Science Goals
AI Malz, R Hlozek, AT Jr, A Bahmanyar, R Biswas, M Dai, L Galbany, EEO Ishida, SW Jha, DO Jones, R Kessler, M Lochner, AA Mahabal, KS Mandel, JR Martinez-Galarza, JD McEwen, D Muthukrishna, G Narayan, H Peiris, CM Peters, K Ponder, CN Setzer, LSSTDES Collaboration, LSSTTVS Sci
– The Astronomical Journal
(2019)
158,
171
Models and simulations for the photometric lsst astronomical time series classification challenge (Plasticc)
R Kessler, G Narayan, A Avelino, E Bachelet, R Biswas, PJ Brown, DF Chernoff, AJ Connolly, M Dai, S Daniel, RD Stefano, MR Drout, L Galbany, S González-Gaitán, ML Graham, R Hložek, EEO Ishida, J Guillochon, SW Jha, DO Jones, KS Mandel, D Muthukrishna, A O’grady, CM Peters, JR Pierel, KA Ponder, A Prša, S Rodney, VA Villar
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
(2019)
131,
094501
First cosmology results using Type Ia supernova from the Dark Energy Survey: simulations to correct supernova distance biases
R Kessler, D Brout, CB D'Andrea, TM Davis, SR Hinton, AG Kim, J Lasker, C Lidman, E MacAulay, A Möller, M Sako, D Scolnic, M Smith, M Sullivan, B Zhang, P Andersen, J Asorey, A Avelino, J Calcino, D Carollo, P Challis, M Childress, A Clocchiatti, S Crawford, AV Filippenko, RJ Foley, K Glazebrook, JK Hoormann, E Kasai, RP Kirshner, GF Lewis, KS Mandel, M March, E Morganson, D Muthukrishna, P Nugent, YC Pan, NE Sommer, E Swann, RC Thomas, BE Tucker, SA Uddin, TMC Abbott, S Allam, J Annis, S Avila, M Banerji, K Bechtol, E Bertin, D Brooks, E Buckley-Geer, DL Burke, A Carnero Rosell, M Carrasco Kind, J Carretero, FJ Castander, M Crocce, LN Da Costa, C Davis, J De Vicente, S Desai, HT Diehl, P Doel, TF Eifler, B Flaugher, P Fosalba, J Frieman, J García-Bellido, E Gaztanaga, DW Gerdes, D Gruen, RA Gruendl, G Gutierrez, WG Hartley, DL Hollowood, K Honscheid, DJ James, MWG Johnson, MD Johnson, E Krause, K Kuehn, N Kuropatkin, O Lahav, TS Li, M Lima, JL Marshall, P Martini, F Menanteau, CJ Miller, R Miquel, B Nord, AA Plazas, A Roodman, E Sanchez, V Scarpine, R Schindler, M Schubnell, S Serrano, I Sevilla-Noarbe, M Soares-Santos
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2019)
485,
1171
First Cosmology Results Using SNe Ia from the Dark Energy Survey: Analysis, Systematic Uncertainties, and Validation
D Brout, D Scolnic, R Kessler, CB D'Andrea, TM Davis, RR Gupta, SR Hinton, AG Kim, J Lasker, C Lidman, E Macaulay, A Möller, RC Nichol, M Sako, M Smith, M Sullivan, B Zhang, P Andersen, J Asorey, A Avelino, BA Bassett, P Brown, J Calcino, D Carollo, P Challis, M Childress, A Clocchiatti, AV Filippenko, RJ Foley, L Galbany, K Glazebrook, JK Hoormann, E Kasai, RP Kirshner, K Kuehn, S Kuhlmann, GF Lewis, KS Mandel, M March, V Miranda, E Morganson, D Muthukrishna, P Nugent, A Palmese, YC Pan, R Sharp, NE Sommer, E Swann, RC Thomas, BE Tucker, SA Uddin, W Wester, TMC Abbott, S Allam, J Annis, S Avila, K Bechtol, GM Bernstein, E Bertin, D Brooks, DL Burke, AC Rosell, MC Kind, J Carretero, FJ Castander, CE Cunha, LN Da Costa, C Davis, J De Vicente, DL Depoy, S Desai, HT Diehl, P Doel, A Drlica-Wagner, TF Eifler, J Estrada, E Fernandez, B Flaugher, P Fosalba, J Frieman, J García-Bellido, D Gruen, RA Gruendl, G Gutierrez, WG Hartley, DL Hollowood, K Honscheid, B Hoyle, DJ James, M Jarvis, T Jeltema, E Krause, O Lahav, TS Li, M Lima, MAG Maia, J Marriner, JL Marshall, P Martini, F Menanteau
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2019)
874,
150
Subpercent Photometry: Faint DA White Dwarf Spectrophotometric Standards for Astrophysical Observatories
G Narayan, T Matheson, A Saha, T Axelrod, A Calamida, E Olszewski, J Claver, KS Mandel, RC Bohlin, JB Holberg, S Deustua, A Rest, CW Stubbs, CE Shanahan, AL Vaz, A Zenteno, G Strampelli, I Hubeny, S Points, E Sabbi, J MacKenty
– The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
(2019)
241,
20
First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters
TMC Abbott, S Allam, P Andersen, C Angus, J Asorey, A Avelino, S Avila, BA Bassett, K Bechtol, GM Bernstein, E Bertin, D Brooks, D Brout, P Brown, DL Burke, J Calcino, AC Rosell, D Carollo, M Carrasco Kind, J Carretero, R Casas, FJ Castander, R Cawthon, P Challis, M Childress, A Clocchiatti, CE Cunha, CB D'Andrea, LN Da Costa, C Davis, TM Davis, J De Vicente, DL Depoy, S Desai, HT Diehl, P Doel, A Drlica-Wagner, TF Eifler, AE Evrard, E Fernandez, AV Filippenko, DA Finley, B Flaugher, RJ Foley, P Fosalba, J Frieman, L Galbany, J García-Bellido, E Gaztanaga, T Giannantonio, K Glazebrook, DA Goldstein, S González-Gaitán, D Gruen, RA Gruendl, J Gschwend, RR Gupta, G Gutierrez, WG Hartley, SR Hinton, DL Hollowood, K Honscheid, JK Hoormann, B Hoyle, DJ James, T Jeltema, MWG Johnson, MD Johnson, E Kasai, S Kent, R Kessler, AG Kim, RP Kirshner, E Kovacs, E Krause, R Kron, K Kuehn, S Kuhlmann, N Kuropatkin, O Lahav, J Lasker, GF Lewis, TS Li, C Lidman, M Lima, H Lin, E Macaulay, MAG Maia, KS Mandel, M March, J Marriner, JL Marshall, P Martini, F Menanteau, CJ Miller, R Miquel, V Miranda, JJ Mohr, E Morganson, D Muthukrishna
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2019)
872,
l30
Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints
R Hounsell, D Scolnic, RJ Foley, R Kessler, V Miranda, A Avelino, RC Bohlin, AV Filippenko, J Frieman, SW Jha, PL Kelly, RP Kirshner, K Mandel, A Rest, AG Riess, SA Rodney, L Strolger
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2018)
867,
23
Extending Supernova Spectral Templates for Next-generation Space Telescope Observations
JDR Pierel, S Rodney, A Avelino, F Bianco, AV Filippenko, RJ Foley, A Friedman, M Hicken, R Hounsell, SW Jha, R Kessler, RP Kirshner, K Mandel, G Narayan, D Scolnic, L Strolger
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
(2018)
130,
114504
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