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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

I am the Professor of Astrostatistics and Data Science at the University of Cambridge. I hold this interdisciplinary faculty position jointly at the Statistical Laboratory of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and at the Institute of Astronomy. As of 2024, I am Past Chair of the Astrostatistics Interest Group of the American Statistical Association and a Turing Fellow Alumnus of The Alan Turing Institute. My research interests lie at the intersections of astrophysics, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning.

Research Interests: Astrostatistics and astroinformatics, Applications in time-domain astronomy and cosmology, Bayesian modeling and inference, Statistical computation



Scalable hierarchical BayeSN inference: investigating dependence of SN Ia host galaxy dust properties on stellar mass and redshift
M Grayling, S Thorp, KS Mandel, S Dhawan, ASM Uzsoy, BM Boyd, EE Hayes, SM Ward
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
gausSN: Bayesian time-delay estimation for strongly lensed supernovae
EE Hayes, S Thorp, KS Mandel, N Arendse, M Grayling, S Dhawan
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Using rest-frame optical and NIR data from the RAISIN survey to explore the redshift evolution of dust laws in SN Ia host galaxies
S Thorp, KS Mandel, DO Jones, RP Kirshner, PM Challis
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
SIDE-real: Supernova Ia Dust Extinction with truncated marginal neural ratio estimation applied to real data
K Karchev, M Grayling, BM Boyd, R Trotta, KS Mandel, C Weniger
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Flight of the Bumblebee: the Early Excess Flux of Type Ia Supernova 2023bee Revealed by TESS, Swift, and Young Supernova Experiment Observations
Q Wang, A Rest, G Dimitriadis, R Ridden-Harper, MR Siebert, M Magee, CR Angus, K Auchettl, KW Davis, RJ Foley, OD Fox, S Gomez, JE Jencson, DO Jones, CD Kilpatrick, JDR Pierel, AL Piro, A Polin, CA Politsch, C Rojas-Bravo, M Shahbandeh, VA Villar, Y Zenati, C Ashall, KC Chambers, DA Coulter, T de Boer, N DiLullo, C Gall, H Gao, EY Hsiao, ME Huber, L Izzo, N Khetan, N LeBaron, EA Magnier, KS Mandel, P McGill, HY Miao, YC Pan, CP Stevens, JJ Swift, K Taggart, G Yang
– Astrophysical Journal
Keck Infrared Transient Survey. I. Survey Description and Data Release 1
S Tinyanont, RJ Foley, K Taggart, KW Davis, N LeBaron, JE Andrews, MJ Bustamante-Rosell, Y Camacho-Neves, R Chornock, DA Coulter, L Galbany, SW Jha, CD Kilpatrick, LA Kwok, C Larison, JR Pierel, MR Siebert, G Aldering, K Auchettl, JS Bloom, S Dhawan, AV Filippenko, KD French, A Gagliano, M Grayling, DA Howell, WV Jacobson-Galán, DO Jones, X Le Saux, P Macias, KS Mandel, C McCully, E Padilla Gonzalez, A Rest, J Rho, C Rojas-Bravo, MF Skrutskie, S Thorp, Q Wang, SM Ward
– Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Avoiding methane emission rate underestimates when using the divergence method
C Roberts, R IJzermans, D Randell, M Jones, P Jonathan, K Mandel, B Hirst, O Shorttle
– Environmental Research Letters
Bird-Snack: Bayesian inference of dust law RV distributions using SN Ia apparent colours at peak
SM Ward, S Dhawan, KS Mandel, M Grayling, S Thorp
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Relative Intrinsic Scatter in Hierarchical Type Ia Supernova Sibling Analyses: Application to SNe 2021hpr, 1997bq, and 2008fv in NGC 3147
SM Ward, S Thorp, KS Mandel, S Dhawan, DO Jones, K Taggart, RJ Foley, G Narayan, KC Chambers, DA Coulter, KW Davis, T de Boer, K de Soto, N Earl, A Gagliano, H Gao, J Hjorth, ME Huber, L Izzo, D Langeroodi, EA Magnier, P McGill, A Rest, C Rojas-Bravo, R Wojtak
– The Astrophysical Journal
SN 2023ixf in Messier 101: A Variable Red Supergiant as the Progenitor Candidate to a Type II Supernova
CD Kilpatrick, RJ Foley, WV Jacobson-Galán, AL Piro, SJ Smartt, MR Drout, A Gagliano, C Gall, J Hjorth, DO Jones, KS Mandel, R Margutti, E Ramirez-Ruiz, CL Ransome, VA Villar, DA Coulter, H Gao, DJ Matthews, K Taggart, Y Zenati
– The Astrophysical Journal Letters
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