Dr. Michael J. Way

Affiliation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Adjunct Faculty: Hunter College City University of New York

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+ Ph.D., Physics 1999, University of Missouri
+ Publications List

Book recently published:

Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932, ASP Books.
Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy, CRC Press.

Recent publications:

- Was Venus the First Habitable World of our Solar System? ( arXiv ) in Press with Geophysical Research Letters 2016/08
- Exploring the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone in the Early Solar System ( AGU , abs/pdf) 2014/12
- Structure in the 3D galaxy distribution. II. Voids and watersheds of local maxima and minima ( abs ) 2014, ApJ 799, 94
- Dismantling Hubble's Legacy? ( abs) arXiv:1301.7294, in Origins of the Expanding Universe 1912-1932
- Challenges for LSST scale data sets (pdf) arXiv:1108.5124, in Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy V
- Galaxy Zoo Morphology and Photometric Redshifts in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: ( pdf ) ApJ 734 L9 [ blogged by astrodatamining.net ]
- LemaƮtre's Hubble relationsip: Physics Today vol 64, issue 8, Page 8 (2011/08)
- Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth & Space Science (abs) arXiv:1104.1580v1 (2011/04)

Recent Talks:

- Exploring the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone [March 2015] (abstract)
- Dismantling Hubble's Legacy? [January 2014 AAS mtg] (pdf)
- Dismantling Hubble's Legacy? (pdf, YouTube)
- 100 Years of Cosmology: From Spiral Nebulae to the CMB: (pdf and/or YouTube)
- Big Mirrors, Bayesian Evangelists and the Public: (pdf and/or YouTube )
- Photometric Redshift estimation using Gaussian process regression: (pdf): ETH Zurich 2011/06
- Dark Energy in the Universe - finally a 2nd opinion!: (pdf ): GISS Lunch Seminar (2009/01/07)
- GalaxyZoo Morphology Classification using Machine Learning: (pdf): Uppsala Galaxy Group Seminar 2009/09


Editorial Board member for the journal Entropy
SOC member for Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932, Sept 13-15, 2012 in Flagstaff, Arizona
- Post-conference Podcast by Diane Hope featuring yours truly
2012 Space Science Chair of The Conference on Intelligent Data Understanding , Oct 24-26, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado
SOC member for An Odyssey in the Galaxy Archipelago , June 6-9 2012, Stockholm archipelago
Co-organizer of The GISS Lunch Seminar Series .
Co-hosted CESS 2011 an Interdiscipinary Workshop at GISS February 2011
Co-hosted CESS 2009 an Interdiscipinary Workshop at GISS February 2009