ALMA Software Program

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Wed 12th Introductory sessions (Chair: Kimball)
9:00-09:30 Welcome, logistics, Introduction (Mark Lacy, NRAO)
09:30-10:00 The ALMA development plan (Al Wootten, NRAO)
10:00-10:30 Coffee
10:30-11:15 CASA development (Jeff Kern, NRAO)
11:15-noon Discussion: use cases for advanced software (Jeff Kern, Adam Leroy, Tony Remijan)
Noon-1pm lunch (provided)
Interfaces (Chair: Scott)
1:00-1:50 A Better Interface Between Scientists and Data Reduction Software (Bojan Nikolic, Cambridge)
1:50-2:30 Linked visualization tools for astrophysical data (Chris Beaumont, CfA/UH)
2:30-3:00 Cellular Automata for Galaxies with Parallel Processing and GPUs (Brian Kent, NRAO)
3:00-3:30 Tea
3:30-3:50 CyberSKA (Erik Rosolowky, UBC)
3:50-4:40 Citizen science in the Peta age (Tiha von Ghyczy, UVa/IDXchange)
4:40-5:20 Discussion session - putting peta data on the human scale (Mark Lacy, Brian Kent, Tiha von Ghyczy)
Dinner - Downtown Grille
Thu 13th Feature identification (Chair: Lacy (am), Kern (pm)
09:00-09:30 The line forest problem and the Chemistry that Causes It (Eric Herbst, UVa)
09:30-10:00 Analysis Tools for ALMA (Tom Wilson, NRL)
10:00-10:30 Opportunities for Spectroscopic Analysis with ALMA (Brooks Pate, UVa)
10:30-10:50 Coffee
10:50-11:40 WEEDS (Pierre Hily-Blant, Grenoble)
11:40-12:00 Discussion session (panel Tony Remijan, Crystal Brogan, Tom Wilson)
12:00-12:30 Radio astronomy and compressive sampling (Sanjay Bhatnagar, NRAO)
lunch (provided)
1:10-1:50 Feature identification in datacubes (Jogesh Babu, Penn State)
1:50-2:30 Science measurements in 3,4,5+ dimensions (Anita Richards, Manchester)
2:30-3:00 Feature detection and analysis in noisy datacubes (Robert Reid, NRAO)
3:00-3:30 Discussion: advanced analysis techniques (Panel Kent, Leroy, Scott)
3:30-4:00 Tea
4:00-5:00 NRAO/UVa colloquium: Gultiken (Michigan)
Fri 14th Algorithms, methods and incorporation into CASA (Chair: Kent)
09:00-09:40 TBD (Mundy, Maryland)
09:40-10:20 Correction of atmospheric phase variations using water vapor radiometer data, incorporation into CASA (Bojan Nikolic, Cambridge)
10:20-10:50 How to be a CASA Taskmaster: Getting your user-created Python into CASA (Steve Myers, NRAO)
10:50-11:20 Coffee
11:20-noon Conference wrap up: priorities for advanced software development, possible consortia and the path forward (Mark Lacy, Jeff Kern)