The LSSTC DSFP application period has closed for this cycle. Stay tuned for more information!
The LSSTC Data Science Fellowship program is a two year training program designed to teach skills required for LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) science that are not easily addressed by current astrophysics programs. The program consists of three, one-week schools per year over a two year period.
The LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program is a supplement to graduate education in astronomy, intended to teach astronomy students essential skills for dealing with big data. You don't need to know anything about data science to apply, you just need to be excited to learn!
CURRICULUM AND CLASS FORMATTING
Here's a partial list of topics the LSSTC DSFP will cover: the basics of managing and building code, statistics, machine learning, scalable programming, data management, image processing, visualization, and communication. The DSFP curriculum is developed and distributed openly. Please see our Github repository for session materials.
CODE OF CONDUCT
This PDF contains the LSSTC-DSFP's complete code of conduct.
Thanks to the generosity of the LSSTC, we can provide support for students to attend. The level of support will depend to a certain extent on demand, but we anticipate that the program will be free or nearly free (including travel and lodging) for students.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please view our FAQ for more information.