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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

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
– Astrophysical Journal Letters
(2019)
872,
l30
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
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
– Astrophysical Journal
(2018)
867,
23
MOSFiT: Modular open source fitter for transients
J Guillochon, M Nicholl, VA Villar, B Mockler, G Narayan, KS Mandel, E Berger, PKG Williams
– The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
(2018)
236,
6
Estimating the Mass of the Milky Way Using the Ensemble of Classical Satellite Galaxies
E Patel, G Besla, K Mandel, ST Sohn
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2018)
857,
78
A Dependence of the Tidal Disruption Event Rate on Global Stellar Surface Mass Density and Stellar Velocity Dispersion
O Graur, KD French, HJ Zahid, J Guillochon, KS Mandel, K Auchettl, AI Zabludoff
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2018)
853,
39
The Type Ia Supernova Color-Magnitude Relation and Host Galaxy Dust: A Simple Hierarchical Bayesian Model
KS Mandel, DM Scolnic, H Shariff, RJ Foley, RP Kirshner
– Astrophysical Journal
(2017)
842,
93
Disentangling Time-series Spectra with Gaussian Processes: Applications to Radial Velocity Analysis
I Czekala, KS Mandel, SM Andrews, JA Dittmann, SK Ghosh, BT Montet, ER Newton
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2017)
840,
49
Orbits of massive satellite galaxies – II. Bayesian estimates of the Milky Way and Andromeda masses using high-precision astrometry and cosmological simulations
E Patel, G Besla, K Mandel
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2017)
468,
3428
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