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1st IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning

The Workshop


The 1st IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Statistics, Data Mining and Machine Learning will be held at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of November. It is an introductory school oriented at students and researchers of all levels. It is the first of its kind and will be followed by a School on Advanced Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Fall 2020. The cycle of introductory and advanced schools will repeat in 2021 and 2022.


The school will have a strong hands-on aspect and the participants will repeat and apply the learned lessons in practical exercises. It is therefore indispensable that each participant bring their own laptop with the required software pre-installed.


Because of the highly interactive character of the school the number of participants will be limited to 40


  • Matteo Bacchetti (INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Italy)

  • Gwendolyn Eadie (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Carmen Sánchez Gil (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)

  • Željko Ivezić (University of Washington, USA)

  • Javier Pascual Granado (IAA-CSIC, Spain)


  • Monday, Nov 4th: Classical and Bayesian statistical inference (Gwen Eadie)

  • Tuesday, Nov 5th: Data modeling and parameter estimation (Carmen Sánchez Gil)

  • Wedneday, Nov 6th: Introduction to data mining: Searching for structure in data (Željko Ivezić)

  • Thursday, Nov 7th: Time series analysis (Matteo Bacchetti, Javier Pascual Granado)


Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Rainer Schoedel ​(IAA-CSIC)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Alicia Pelegrina López (IAA-CSIC)

  • Manuel González García (IAA-CSIC)


The workshop and hands-on sessions will be based on the Python and R programming languages.  Attendees are expected to come to the workshop with a working installation of the necessary software.

 Full information and installation instructions, including necessary additional packages,  are given in the following Github repository:

  Please follow the instructions outlined there.






10.00 - 11.30     Lecture

11.30 - 12.00     Coffee Break


12.00 - 13.30     Practical work


13.30 - 16.00     Lunch break

16.00 - 17.00     Lecture

17.00 - 17.30     Coffee break

17.30 - 18.30     Practical work

18.30 - 19.00     Questions-answers, recap, discussion


10.00 - 11.30     Lecture. M. Bacchetti

11.30 - 12.00     Coffee Break


12.00 - 13.30     Practical work. M. Bacchetti


13.30 - 16.00     Lunch break

16.00 - 17.00     Practical work. M. Bacchetti

17.00 - 17.30     Coffee break

17.30 - 18.30     Lecture. J. Pascual

18.30 - 19.00     Questions-answers, recap, discussion



How to register?

To formalize the participation you must fill in the mandatory fields in the registration form. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card through the registration platform. If bank transfer is chosen, you must state clearly the name and the reference received by email. An inscription will only become valid once the fee has been paid.

Registration fee

The registration before October 1st is 200€.


After October 1st a surcharge of 50€ will be applied to the registration fee. The fee includes two daily coffee breaks and the conference dinner on Tuesday evening.

Important dates

  • Early bird registration fee: 1st October, 2019

  • Workshop: 4-7 November, 2019

The workshop is complete



Funding: The organisers acknowledge financial support from the State Agency for Research of the Spanish MCIU through the "Center of Excellence Severo Ochoa" award to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (SEV-2017-0709).

Thanks for contacting us.

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