2019 marks the beginning of one of the biggest projects for data management in astronomy. The „European Science Cluster for Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures” (short: ESCAPE) is a consortium of more than 30 European partners that is now developing different strategies to facilitate the management of data-driven research. The project aims, among other things, to make the European science cloud reality and to create infrastructures and methods to deal with the increasing amount of data in astronomy.
Kai Polsterer, HITS researcher and leader of the research group “Astroinformatics”, is part of the European consortium and contributes his expertise in the field of data processing. One of his main research focuses is machine learning. Due to the data flood in astronomy, scientists are facing problems processing and analyzing the data for their research. Kai Polsterer works on new methods in order to classify different objects for example, and to help other researchers with their work.
Dr. Kai Polsterer
Leader Astroinformatics group
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)
Phone: +49-6221-533 314