Collecting, managing, analysing, interpreting and visualising large and complex datasets.
Data science programme deals with collecting, managing, analysing, interpreting and visualising large and complex datasets and is very relevant to research in astrophysics.
At IASF-Palermo we are mainly interested to those data science aspects related to the astrophysical data analysis, space missions and experiments the Institute is involved in. Our research programme in data science was known as MeDIA, an acronym for Methods and Methodologies for Data and Image Analysis. Presently, the MeDIA topics have been distributed among and embedded in most of the projects IASF-Palermo is involved in.
Data science is also one of the main lines of research in the framework of the JEM-EUSO mission for tasks as atmospheric monitoring. Cloud feature recovering and cloud coverage analysis algorithms are based on typical computer vision 3D-reconstruction and Deep Learning methods.