Mission

From fundamental research on the most energetic events in the universe to the search for asteroids that may one day impact the Earth, the science of the next decade will be driven by data. Our ability to make scientific breakthroughs will…

Research

DIRAC brings together researchers from Astrophysics, Computer Science & Engineering, Statistics, and other key disciplines to develop algorithms and infrastructure to process, analyze, and understand the science and questions arising from major astronomical imaging telescopes (e.g. LSST, MWA, SKA, Advanced…

People

DIRAC is creating an environment where scientists can harness interdisciplinary expertise to solve some of the most difficult questions facing Astronomy today. It  provides an interaction space between Astrophysics, Computer Science, Statistics, and other disciplines. It is a place where ideas…

Talks & News

2018-11-13 Lunch Talk: Daniela Huppenkothen

When: November 13, 2018 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, Astronomy Department, B305 What is Data-Intensive Astronomy, Anyway (and Why Should I Care)?   Across almost all scientific disciplines, the instruments that record our experimental data and the methods required for storage and data…

2018-11-09 Seminar: Sjoert van Velzen

When: November 9, 2018 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, seminar room (C607) Sjoert van Velzen is James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellow at the CCPP, NYU. He also has a partial affiliation at UMD, where he works with the exciting data from…

DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

We invite applications for up to two DIRAC Research Associates in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year positions are available to promising, early-career researchers who Are interested in working on scientific research that complements or…

Visitors: Kathryn McKeough

Kathryn McKeough is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She does research as a member of both the CHASC: Astrostatistics Group and the Sports Analytics Lab at Harvard. Her Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 talk at 12pm will be…

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Visitors: Michael Hayden

June 27th-29th, 2018 I work on Galactic Archaeology, which is the study of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. I did my PhD at New Mexico State University working with Jon Holtzman and Jo Bovy with the APOGEE survey,…

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Visitors: Petar Zečević

April 15th-May 5th, 2018.  Petar Zečević is a PhD student from University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has been working in the software industry for more than 15 years, as a full-stack developer, consultant, analyst, and team leader. Petar is the author…

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