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)
NAMEAFFILIATIONAREAS OF WORK/EXPERTISE

Richard Arnold
Victoria UniversityAstrostatistics
Astrophysics
Geophysics
Bayesian Inference
MCMC

Florian Beyer
University of OtagoMathematical and Computational Cosmology
General Relativity

Richard Easther
University of AucklandInflationary 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 AucklandBayesian 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 AucklandAstrophysics
Stellar Evolution of Single and Binary Stars
Supernovae
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Stellar Populations and Spectral Synthesis
High-Redshift Galaxies

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

Chris Gordon
University of CanterburyHigh Energy Astrophysics

Cosmology
Dark Matter

Jörg Hennig
University of OtagoAxisymmetric and Stationary Equilibrium Configurations in General Relativity
Cosmological Spacetimes
Numerical Relativity
Numerical Time Evolution with Pseudospectral Methods

Jeong Eun (Kate) Lee
University of AucklandBayesian Inference
MCMC
Gaussian Processes
Mixture Models
Big Data

Yvette Perrott
Victoria UniversityClusters of galaxies
Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect
Radio astronomy
Bayesian inference

Patricio Maturana Russel
University of AucklandBayesian Inference
MCMC
Nested Sampling
Evidence Calculation

Chris Stevens
University of CanterburyBlack holes and gravitational waves
initial boundary value problems
asymptotic structure of space-times

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

Wouter van Zeist
University of AucklandAstrophysics

Stellar evolution of single and binary stars
Gravitational waveform synthesis
Supernovae

David Wiltshire
University of CanterburyGeneral relativity
Quantum gravity
Black holes and cosmology

Webmaster


Yourong (Frank) Wang
University of AucklandAxion cosmology.
Early-universe cosmology.