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Faculty of Mathematics


I am the Professor of Astrostatistics and Data Science 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 2023, I am Chair of the Astrostatistics Interest Group of the American Statistical Association. My research interests lie at the intersections of astrophysics, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning.

Research Interests: Astrostatistics and astroinformatics, Applications in time-domain astronomy and cosmology, Bayesian modeling and inference, Statistical computation



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 et al.
– The Astronomical Journal
Type Ia Supernovae Are Excellent Standard Candles in the Near-infrared
A Avelino, AS Friedman, KS Mandel, DO Jones, PJ Challis, RP Kirshner
– Astrophysical Journal
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, TJ Allam, 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
– The Astronomical Journal
RAPID: Early Classification of Explosive Transients Using Deep Learning
D Muthukrishna, G Narayan, KS Mandel, R Biswas, R Hložek
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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 et al.
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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 Moeller, 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 et al.
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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 et al.
– The Astrophysical Journal
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
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 et al.
– Astrophysical Journal Letters
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
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Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information
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