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Statistical Laboratory

I am the University Assistant Professor of 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. From 2022, I am Chair-Elect of the Astrostatistics Interest Group of the American Statistical Association. My research interests lie at the intersections of astrophysics, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning, and include:

  • Astrostatistics, astronomical machine learning, astroinformatics
  • Statistical applications in time-domain astronomy and cosmology
  • Bayesian modelling and inference
  • Statistical computation

Publications

Constraining the SN Ia host galaxy dust law distribution and mass step: hierarchical BayeSN analysis of optical and near-infrared light curves
S Thorp, KS Mandel
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2022)
517,
2360
Real-time detection of anomalies in large-scale transient surveys
D Muthukrishna, KS Mandel, M Lochner, S Webb, G Narayan
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2022)
517,
393
Cosmological Results from the RAISIN Survey: Using Type Ia Supernovae in the Near Infrared as a Novel Path to Measure the Dark Energy Equation of State
DO Jones, KS Mandel, RP Kirshner, S Thorp, PM Challis, A Avelino, D Brout, C Burns, RJ Foley, YC Pan, DM Scolnic, MR Siebert, R Chornock, WL Freedman, A Friedman, J Frieman, L Galbany, E Hsiao, L Kelsey, GH Marion, RC Nichol, PE Nugent, MM Phillips, A Rest, AG Riess, M Sako, M Smith, P Wiseman, WM Wood-Vasey
– Astrophysical Journal
(2022)
933,
172
Enhanced monitoring of atmospheric methane from space over the Permian basin with hierarchical Bayesian inference
C Roberts, O Shorttle, K Mandel, M Jones, R Ijzermans, B Hirst, P Jonathan
– Environmental Research Letters
(2022)
17,
064037
Enhanced monitoring of atmospheric methane from space over the Permian basin with hierarchical Bayesian inference
C Roberts, O Shorttle, K Mandel
– Environmental Research Letters
(2022)
An Early-time Optical and Ultraviolet Excess in the Type-Ic SN 2020oi
A Gagliano, L Izzo, CD Kilpatrick, B Mockler, WV Jacobson-Galán, G Terreran, G Dimitriadis, Y Zenati, K Auchettl, MR Drout, G Narayan, RJ Foley, R Margutti, A Rest, DO Jones, C Aganze, PD Aleo, AJ Burgasser, DA Coulter, R Gerasimov, C Gall, J Hjorth, CC Hsu, EA Magnier, KS Mandel, AL Piro, C Rojas-Bravo, MR Siebert, H Stacey, MC Stroh, JJ Swift, K Taggart, S Tinyanont
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2022)
924,
55
A Hierarchical Bayesian SED Model for Type Ia Supernovae in the Optical to Near-Infrared
KS Mandel, S Thorp, G Narayan, AS Friedman, A Avelino
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2021)
510,
3939
Testing the Consistency of Dust Laws in SN Ia Host Galaxies: A BayeSN Examination of Foundation DR1
S Thorp, KS Mandel, DO Jones, SM Ward, G Narayan
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2021)
508,
stab2849-
First Cosmology Results using Supernovae Ia from the Dark Energy Survey: Survey Overview, Performance, and Supernova Spectroscopy
M Smith, CB D'Andrea, M Sullivan, A Möller, RC Nichol, RC Thomas, AG Kim, M Sako, FJ Castander, AV Filippenko, RJ Foley, L Galbany, S González-Gaitán, E Kasai, RP Kirshner, C Lidman, D Scolnic, D Brout, TM Davis, RR Gupta, SR Hinton, R Kessler, J Lasker, E Macaulay, RC Wolf, B Zhang, J Asorey, A Avelino, BA Bassett, J Calcino, D Carollo, R Casas, P Challis, M Childress, A Clocchiatti, S Crawford, C Frohmaier, K Glazebrook, DA Goldstein, ML Graham, JK Hoormann, K Kuehn, GF Lewis, KS Mandel, E Morganson, D Muthukrishna, P Nugent, YC Pan, M Pursiainen, R Sharp, NE Sommer, E Swann, BP Thomas, BE Tucker, SA Uddin, P Wiseman, W Zheng, TMC Abbott, J Annis, S Avila, K Bechtol, GM Bernstein, E Bertin, D Brooks, DL Burke, A Carnero Rosell, M Carrasco Kind, J Carretero, CE Cunha, LN da Costa, C Davis, J De Vicente, HT Diehl, TF Eifler, J Estrada, J Frieman, J García-Bellido, E Gaztanaga, DW Gerdes, D Gruen, RA Gruendl, J Gschwend, G Gutierrez, WG Hartley, DL Hollowood, K Honscheid, B Hoyle, DJ James, MWG Johnson, MD Johnson, N Kuropatkin, TS Li, M Lima, MAG Maia, M March, JL Marshall, P Martini, F Menanteau, CJ Miller, R Miquel
– Astronomical Journal
(2020)
160,
267
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
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