WAA March Lecture

Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Live or on Zoom (link on Home page)

Artificial Intelligence and its use in Astronomy
Marwan Gibran, PhD
Chairman of Physics, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

Artificial Intelligence applications have been used extensively in astronomy over the last decade. This is mainly due to the large amount of data that are recovered from space and ground-based observatories. In the era of big data, the use of automated tools is essential. Dr. Gebran will introduce the most used techniques in Machine and Deep Learning that astronomers are using and show some of their applications. He will present some of his on the use of neural networks for classifying stellar spectra.

Dr. Gibran received a PhD in Astrophysics in 2007 from Montpellier University, France in 2007. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Barcelona working on calibration of the Gaia space telescope. He received a Fulbright grant to work at Columbia University in 2018, and then Joined the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary’s College in fall 2021.