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SUrvey Network for Deep Imaging Analysis and Learning

Objective

Though Big Data has become common in many domains nowadays, the challenges to develop efficient and automated mining of the ever increasing data sets by new generations of data scientists are eminent. These challenges span wide swathes of society, business and research. Astronomers with their high-tech observatories are historically at the forefront of this field, but obviously, the impact in e.g. commercial applications, security, environmental monitoring and experimental research is immense. We aim to contribute to this general discussion by training a number of young scientists in the fields of computer science and astronomy, focussing on techniques of automated learning from large quantities of data to answer fundamental questions on the evolution of properties of galaxies. While these techniques will lead to major advances in our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies, we will also promote, in collaboration with industry, much more general applications in society, e.g. in medical imaging or remote sensing. We have put together a team of astronomers and computer scientists, from academic and private sector partners, to develop techniques to detect and classify ultra-faint galaxies and galaxy remnants in a deep survey of the Fornax cluster, and use the results to study how galaxies evolve in the dense environment of galaxy clusters. With a team of young researchers we will develop novel computer science algorithms addressing fundamental topics in galaxy formation, such as the huge dark matter fractions inferred by theory, and the lack of detected angular momentum in galaxies. The collaboration is unique - it will develop a platform for deep symbiosis of two radically different strands of approaches: purely data-driven machine learning and specialist approaches based on techniques developed in astronomy. Young scientists trained with such skills are highly demanded both in research and business.The duration of the project was originally 48 months, till 31/3/2021. An extension of 6 months till 30/9/2021 was granted. The project therefore last 54 months which is indicated in all related project activities

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 191 746,64

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 383,84
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE DE REGION PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET DÍNDUSTRIDE REGION PARIS-ILE-DE-FRANCE
France
Address
Avenue De Friedland 27
75382 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Target Holding BV
Netherlands
Address
Nettelbosje 1
9747 AJ Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADCIS
France
Address
3 Rue Martin Luther King
14280 Saint-contest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLEVERFRANKE B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Boothstraat 2A
3512BW Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)