Galaxy Zoo: Human guided in-browser optimization

Lead Research Organisation: University of Portsmouth
Department Name: Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Abstract

This PhD project, partially funded by a Google Research Grant is at the interface between machine learning, and crowdsourced analytics for astronomy. During the PhD Tom will develop a browser-based tool that will be used by citizen scientists to generate robust 3-dimensional models for a large number of galaxies observed the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This will be deployed as a project in Galaxy Zoo (www.galaxyzoo.org). Tom will then use the models to create mass functions of the separate components of galaxies (bulge, disc, spiral).

Publications

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504245/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2020
1813518 Studentship ST/N504245/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2020 Timothy Kenneth Lingard