Chairs

NAME AFFILIATION AREAS OF WORK/EXPERTISE

Renate Meyer
University of Auckland Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Parameter Estimation For LIGO: Binary Inspirals
Supernova Core Collapse
Pulsars
Mock LISA Data Challenges
Evidence Calculation
Time Series Analysis
Power Spectral Density Estimation
Bayesian Nonparametrics

Matthew Parry
University of Otago Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Particle Filtering
Scoring Rules
Astrophysics
Big Data
Cosmology

Members (In Alphabetical Order)

NAME AFFILIATION AREAS OF WORK/EXPERTISE


Richard Arnold
Victoria University Astrostatistics
Astrophysics
Geophysics
Bayesian Inference
MCMC


Florian Beyer
University of Otago Mathematical and Computational Cosmology
General Relativity


Richard Easther
University of Auckland Inflationary Cosmology,
Stochastic Gravitational Wave Backgrounds from Early Universe Turbulence and Phase Transitions
Astrophysical Tests of Models of The Early Universe
Dark Matter
Cosmological Observables


Matt Edwards
University of Auckland Bayesian inference,
MCMC,
Time series analysis,
Spectral density estimation,
Approximation methods,
Bayesian nonparametrics,
Parameter estimation for LIGO (supernovae)
Parameter estimation for LISA (extreme mass ratio inspirals, and white dwarf binaries).


JJ Eldridge
University of Auckland Astrophysics
Stellar Evolution of Single and Binary Stars
Supernovae
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Stellar Populations and Spectral Synthesis
High-Redshift Galaxies


Jörg Frauendiener
University of Otago Gravitational Waves
Conformal Field Equations and Asymptotic Structure
Initial Boundary Value Problems for Einstein’s Field Equations


Chris Gordon
University of Canterbury High Energy Astrophysics

Cosmology
Dark Matter


Jörg Hennig
University of Otago Axisymmetric and Stationary Equilibrium Configurations in General Relativity

Cosmological Spacetimes
Numerical Relativity
Numerical Time Evolution with Pseudospectral Methods


Jeong Eun (Kate) Lee
University of Auckland Bayesian Inference

MCMC
Gaussian Processes
Mixture Models
Big Data


Patricio Maturana Russel
University of Auckland Bayesian Inference
MCMC
Nested Sampling
Evidence Calculation


Petra Nianqi Tang
University of Auckland Astrophysics,
Stellar evolution of single and binary stars,
Stochastic gravitational wave background,
Bayesian Inference


David Wiltshire
University of Canterbury General Relativity
Quantum Gravity
Black Holes and Cosmology