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Fink broker, an optimized recommendation system for transient follow-up

Apr. 28 - 14:30 - 2022

Speaker: Emille Ishida (Clermont-Ferrand University)

Title: Fink broker, an optimized recommendation system for transient follow-up

Next generation experiments such as the Vera Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will provide an unprecedented volume of time-domain data opening a new era of big data in astronomy. To fully harness the power of these surveys, we require analysis methods capable of dealing with large data volumes that can identify promising transients within minutes for follow-up coordination. In this talk I will describe the infrastructure put in place by LSST to handle approximately 10 million transient candidates per night and present Fink, a broker developed to face these challenges. Fink is based on high-end technology and designed for fast and efficient analysis of big flows. It has been chosen as one of the official LSST brokers and will receive the full data stream. I will highlight the state-of-the-art machine learning techniques used to generate early classification scores for a variety of time-domain phenomena including kilonovae and supernovae, as well as for artifacts, like satellites glitches. Such methods include Deep Learning advances and Active Learning approaches to coherently incorporate available information, delivering increasingly more accurate added values throughout the duration of the survey. I will also highlight the potential for discovery of new categories of sources and how we can optimize for discovery in the era of LSST.

Room: Sala de Reuniões e Seminários (2-8.3) (2nd Floor of Physics Building)

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