• Day 1: PTF Basics (Monday, 24 August 2015)

      Morning: 7:30 - 9:00 Registration

    • TA Office Hours to answer questions on software installation -- [8:30-8:50]

    • Morning Session: 8:50am (Chair: Lin Yan)
    • Welcome and Logistics ----- [8:50-9:00] Lin Yan
    • Introduction to Time Domain Astronomy:
    • --- The current and future time domain astronomy ----- [9:00-9:30] Shri Kulkarni
    • PTF Hardware, Operations, and Data Collection ----- [9:30-10:00] Tom Barlow
    • Morning Break: 10:00 - 10:30
    • Hands-on Session 0: Introduction to Python [Hameetman] pdf file and Python Notebook -- [10:30-12:00] Bellm, Miller & TAs

    • Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:30pm
      Afternoon Session: (Chair: Tom Barlow)
    • PTF data processing, flow and archive --- [1:30-2:00] Jason Surace
    • Hands-on Session 1: Accessing PTF public data through IPAC/IRSA data archive -- [2:00-2:30] Surace, Russ, Bellm, Miller & TAs
    • Building database-backed programs ----- [2:30-3:00] Gina Duggan
    • Afternoon Break: 3:00 - 3:30pm
    • Introduction to light curves ----- [3:30-4:00] Adam Miller
    • Hands-on Session 2: How to make a light-curve -- [4:00-5:30] Bellm, Miller, & TAs

    • Dinner at Ath, Al Fresco, 6:15pm

  • Day 2: PTF Variables (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)

      Morning Session: (Chair: Brad Cenko)
    • Science Talk: Stellar Variables & the Galactic Plane Survey --- [8:30-9:00] Eric Bellm
    • Basic Concepts: Time Series Analysis --- [9:00-9:30] Brani Sesar
    • Science Talk: RR Lyrae ----- [9:30--10:00] Brani Sesar
    • Morning Break: 10:00-10:30
    • Hands-on session 3: Period finding [breakout rooms Cahill 370 Keith Spalding KS410 Hameetman]Solutions pdf file and Python Notebook --- [10:30-12:00] Bellm, Miller & TAs

    • Lunch Break: 12-1:30pm
      Afternoon Session: (Chair: Jason Surace)
    • Science Talk: Young Stars --- [1:30-2:00] Lynne Hillenbrand
    • Science Talk: Asteroids and Near-earth Objects -- [2:00-2:30] Carrie Nugent
    • SDSS for time-domain Science --- [2:30-3:00] Brani Sesar
    • Afternoon Break: 3:00 - 3:20
    • Reality Show: Real time classification of iPTF variable stars ---[3:20-3:50] Miller, Bellm, Sesar et al.
    • Hands-on Session 4: Identifying PTF RR Lyr Candidates with SDSS color cuts, [breakout rooms -- Cahill 370 KS410 Hameetamn] Solution python notebook ---[3:50-5:40] Bellm & Miller & TAs
  • Day 3: PTF Transients (Wednesday August 26, 2015)

      Morning Sessions: (Chair: Yi Cao)
    • Imaging Differencing and PTFIDE --- [8:30-9:00] Frank Masci
    • A New method of image coaddition and subtraction --- [9:00-9:40] Eran Ofek
    • Science Talk: TILU --- [9:40-10:10] Mansi Kasliwal
    • Science Talk: Superluminous SNe --- [10:10-10:40] Lin Yan
    • Morning Break: 10:40-11:00
    • Talk: Introduction to Machine Learning --[11:00-11:30] Sanjay Chawla (Univ. Sydney)
    • Talk: Real-Bogus -- [11:30-12:00] Umaa Rebbapragada

    • Lunch Break: 12-1:30pm
      Afternoon Session: (Chair: Brani Sesar)
    • Science Talk: Black Hole Variability: TDE & AGN -- [1:30-2:00] Suvi Gezari
    • Science Talk: Novae ---[2:00-2:30] Allen Shafter (SDSU)
    • Reality Show: Real time classification of iPTF transients --- [2:30-3:00) Gina Duggan (organizer)+others
    • Afternoon Break: 3:00 -3:20
    • Hands-on Session 5: Machine Learning Hands on & Star/QSO/RRLyr classifier [breakout rooms Cahill370 KS410 Hameetamn] Solutions --- [3:20-5:45] Bellm & Miller & TAs
    • Summer School Dinner at Dabney Garden, 6:30pm

  • Day 4: PTF and the World (Thursday August 27, 2015)

      Morning Session: (Chair: Eric Bellm)
    • SWIFT + PTF (basic concepts + data reduction) (8:30-9:00) Brad Cenko
    • LCOGT & Supernova Exchange (9:00-9:30) Iair Arcavi
    • CRTS (9:30-10:00) Ashish Mahabal

    • Morning Break: 10:00-10:30
    • Pan-STARRS (10:30-11:00) Suvi Gezari
    • ASAS-SN (11:00-11:30) Ben Shappee (Carnegie Observatories)
    • Long Duration GRBs and iPTF ToO observations (11:30-12:00) Brad Cenko

    • Lunch Break: 12:00-1:30pm
      Afternoon Session: (Chair: Adam Miller)
    • VLA + PTF --- [1:30-2:00] Assaf Horesh
    • Hands-on Session 6: Build time-domain classifier [breakout rooms] Solutions -- [2:00-4:00] Bellm & Miller & TAs

    • Afternoon Break: 4:00 - 4:15
    • ZTF -- [4:15-4:45] Eric Bellm
    • Summer school ends at 4:45pm.

      Public Talk: Hameetman, 5-6pm
      Finding Needles In A Haystack
      By Professor Sanjay Chawla, University of Sydney, Australia

      Abstract: In this talk I will overview machine learning and data mining techniques to discover outliers and anomalies in large and high-dimensional data. Anomaly detection will be cast as an optimisation problem and different formulations will lead to the discovery of different types of anomalies. Several example application will be given and the interplay between computational and statistical aspects of "big data" problems will be highlighted.

      Bio: Sanjay Chawla is a Professor in the School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. He is currently on sabbatical leave at the Qatar Computing Research Institute where he is a Principal Scientist in the Data Analytics Group. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Tennessee in 1995.

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