9-11 October 2019
Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

3rd Sino-Italian Workshop on Astrostatistics

The 3rd Sino-Italian Workshop on Astrostatistics is a bridge between two disciplines, Astrophysics and Statistics, between two countries with a long-lasting collaboration, China and Italy, and between expert and young scholars in the two fields, as the Workshop is traditionally welcoming young researchers.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Padova kindled the interest of a closer collaboration between the two communities in 2017, when the first workshop took place in Padova and obtained an immediate success by reaching the maximum number of allotted participants.

The third edition of this workshop will be hosted by the Astronomical Observatory of Rome in Monte Porzio Catone. This is an ideal venue for this meeting, as the Astronomical Observatory of Rome is the heir of the historical Observatory of the “Collegio Romano”, the Institution where Matteo Ricci, Li Madou, learned Mathematics, Geometry and Astronomy.

Astrostatistics is much needed now when the new generations of astronomical and astroparticle instruments are ushering astronomical data into the Big Data era. In addition, we are witnessing the birth of M3Astronomy, short for Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Observatory, Multi-Messenger Astronomy, which is going to open a new window on the Universe, but will also present new challenges, from increasing the size and dimensions of collected data, to a proper calibration and cross-calibration of data from different instruments in different energy ranges, to a substantial reduction of the time needed to make data available to a wider scientific community.

The workshop aims at exploring the frontier of Astrostatistics, where new techniques are devised and tested to deal with Big Data which are going to play crucial role in the forthcoming astronomical instrumentation. During the workshop both challenging and innovative aspects of statistics applied to astronomical data will be presented and discussed.

During the workshop there will be plenary presentations about the state-of-the-art of Astrostatistics, research talks providing an extensive view of the forthcoming scenarios on this topic and a special session where to consolidate, or build-up, new collaborations between the Chinese and Italian scientific communities.

An additional session will be dedicated to presentations from young scientists from both countries.


  • Lucio Angelo Antonelli, INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Rome (co-chair)

  • Jinmin Bai, Yunnan National Observatory

  • Denis Bastieri, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova and Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University (co-chair)

  • Alessandra Brazzale, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova

  • Jessi Cisewski, dept. of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University

  • Junhui Fan, Center for Astrophysics, Guangzhou University (co-chair)

  • Alok Gupta, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India

  • Omar Kurtanidze, Georgia Academy of Sciences, Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Georgia

  • Michele Liguori, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova

  • Anders Lindqvist, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Chinese Academy of Science

  • Sabino Matarrese, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova

  • Giovanna Menardi, Dept. of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova

  • Giorgio Picci, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova

  • Utane Sawangwit, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand

  • Zhiqiang Shen, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Jong-Hak Woo, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University

  • Xuebing Wu, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University

  • Jianghe Yang, School of Physics and Mathematics, Hunan University of Science and Art

  • Chongqi Zhang, School of Economics and Statistics, University of Guangzhou

  • Shuang-Nan Zhang, IHEP Beijing, Chinese Academy of Science

  • Gang Zhao, National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences



L.A. Antonelli, G.Giobbi, M. Castellani, S. Lombardi, F. Lucarelli, F.G. Saturni, A. Stamerra,  (INAF-OAR)

Yang Haibin, Claudia Lorenzetto, Antonella Merlini, Confucius Institute at the University of Padova

Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
Via Frascati, 33 - Monte Porzio Catone - Roma (Italy)
Registration for this event is currently open.
Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now