Virtual Conference on “Applications of Statistical Methods and Machine Learning in the Space Sciences”, 17-21 May 2021

March 14, 2021, from Bala Poduval

We would like to bring it to your attention that Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO, is hosting a virtual conference on “Applications of Statistical Methods and Machine Learning in the Space Sciences” during 17-21 May 2021. The goal of this conference is to bring together academia and industry to leverage the advancements in statistics, data science, methods of artificial intelligence (AI) such as machine learning and deep learning, and information theory to improve the analytic models and their predictive capabilities making use of the enormous data in the field of space sciences.

Conceived as a multidisciplinary gathering, this conference welcomes researchers from all disciplines of space science: (solar physics, planetary sciences, geology, exoplanet and astrobiology, galaxies), from the fields of AI, statistics, data science and from industry who make use of statistical analysis and methods of AI. We encourage contributions from a wide range of topics including but not limited to: advanced statistical methods, deep learning and neural networks, times series analysis, Bayesian methods, feature identification and feature extraction, physics-based models combined with machine learning techniques and surrogate models, model validation and uncertainty quantification, turbulence and non-linear dynamics in space plasma, physics informed neural networks, information theory and data reconstruction and data assimilation.

The conference will be fully virtual, given the pandemic, and will consist of invited and contributed talks, and designated discussion sessions. The conference will be an opportunity for students, young researchers and seniors to enhance their knowledge in the emerging techniques of AI and statistical studies and a platform for future collaborations.

There will be limited funds for waiving the registration fee for students and early careers. Please indicate if you are requesting registration fee waiver when you submit your abstracts.

Abstract submission opens: 15 February 2021

Abstract submission closes: 31 March 2021

Registration Opens: 15 February 2021

Registration closes: 30 April 2021

Further details of the conference can be found at:

For questions, please email: or reach out to any member on the SOC.

Bala Poduval

On Behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee: M. Balikhin, J. Borovsky, R. D’Amicis, M. Dainotti, M. Georgoulis, J. Johnson, K. Pitman, B. Poduval, R. Shuping, O. Verkhoglyadova, S. Wing, P. Wintoft.