SDSS-V Code Summit, May 2019
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Joel Brownstein's Conference and Workshop Talks
Aug, 2023
SDSS-V 2023 Collaboration Meeting, Flatiron Institute, New York, New York
I participated in the annual SDSS collaboration meeting to work with scientists using the lastest data from the survey.
Nov, 2022
SDSS-V Science Festival, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
I gave an invited talk on collaborating in SDSS-V, and getting started with science analysis using the SDSS-V spectroscopic data.
Oct, 2022
Apache Point Observatory Code Workshop, Sunspot, New Mexico
I participated in a working meeting in order to advance the data systems in preparation for a public data release of the SDSS.
Aug, 2021
SDSS 2021 Collaboration Meeting, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
I presented a talk on SDSS-V data at the annual SDSS collaboration meeting (https://jhu2021.sdss.org).
Jun, 2020
SDSS-V/SDSS-IV 2020 Collaboration Meeting, NYU, New York
I was a conference co-organizer (Scientific Organizing Committee) for this remote-only, and very successful 5 day conference (https://internal.sdss.org/meetings/gotham2020) which brought together SDSS-V collaborators to focus on early science topics, and SDSS-IV collaborators to present discoveries from the public data release.
Dec, 2019
AAS 235, Honolulu, Hawaii
I attended workshops and scientific sessions, and met with colleagues, at the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Dec, 2019
SDSS-V Operations Readiness Review, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
I gave an invited talk on the readiness of the SDSS Archive as it affects SDSS-V operations.
Aug, 2019
SDSS DR16 Documentation Meeting, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
I participated in a working meeting in order to prepare the content for a public data release of the SDSS.
Jun, 2019
SDSS-V/SDSS-IV 2019 Collaboration Meeting, Ensenada, Mexico
I was a conference co-organizer (Scientific Organizing Committee) for this very successful 5 day conference (https://internal.sdss.org/meetings/ensenada2019) which brought together SDSS-V collaborators to focus on initial survey development, and SDSS-IV collaborators to present discoveries from the public data release.
Jun, 2019
SDSS-V Multi-Object Sprectroscopy Readiness, Denver, Colorada
I presented an invited talk on data systems to a formal SDSS-V readiness review.
Jun, 2019
Open Digital Infrastructure in Astrophysics, KITP, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
I gave an invited talk on data infrastructure (http://cococubed.asu.edu/digital_infrastructure_astronomy/).
May, 2019
SDSS Code Summit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
I organized the first SDSS-V Code Summit, which brought the data team, the operations team, and the EPO team together to work on new data systems and the SDSS Software Framework.
Jan, 2019
SDSS-V Team Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
I am presenting a talk on SDSS Data Pipelines and Data Products, and participating in a 2-day workshop.
May, 2018
SDSS DR15 Documentation Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
I participated in a working meeting in order to prepare the content for a public data release of the SDSS.
Mar, 2018
Snowpac, Snowbird, Utah
I gave an invited talk on big data, and reported on the SDSS data sustainability and innovation grant.
Jan, 2017
SDSS-V Kickoff Meeting, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, California
I presenting a talk on SDSS Data Management and Archiving to the principal SDSS-V scientists in order to plan for the SDSS-V era.
Dec, 2017
SDSS Software Planning Working Meeting, New York University, New York, New York
I presented a talk on the SDSS Data Archive and participated in a software planning working meeting in order to prepare for the SDSS-V era.
Apr, 2017
SDSS MaNGA Coding Workshop, University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
I participated in a working meeting in order to finalize a new software architecture for the SDSS MaNGA survey.
Mar, 2017
SDSS DR14 Documentation Meeting, St Andrews University, St Andrews, Scottland
I participated in a working meeting in order to prepare the content for a public data release of the SDSS.
Jun, 2016
SDSS-IV Collaboration Meeting, University of Madison-Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
I presented a talk on the first SDSS-IV data release at the annual SDSS collaboration meeting.
Jun, 2016
SDSS MaNGA Coding Workshop, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
I hosted a working meeting in order to generalize and distribute a new software tool for astronomical data analysis.
Apr, 2016
SDSS MaNGA Coding Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I participated in a working meeting in order to leverage a new software architecture for the SDSS MaNGA survey.
Mar, 2016
SDSS DR13 Documentation Meeting, New York University, New York, New York
I participated in a working meeting in order to prepare the content for a public data release of the SDSS.
Mar, 2016
SDSS MaNGA Coding Workshop, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
I participated in a working meeting in order to design a new software architecture for the SDSS MaNGA survey.
Feb, 2016
eBOSS Collaboration Meeting, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
I presented a talk during the hands-on session on the SDSS Science Archive Webapp (SAW) to demonstrate a new eBOSS spectrum visualization and feedback tool, and to solicit new feature requests.
Oct, 2015
SDSS Coding Workshop on Data Systems, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
I led a session on building new features into the SDSS Science Archive Webapp (SAW) for eBOSS, MaNGA, and APOGEE-2, and for the remainder of the workshop, I gave hands-on help to attendees using systems at the University of Utah Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) for SDSS collaborators.
Jun, 2015
eBOSS Targeting/DR13 Workshop, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
I gave the introduction on how the SDSS data team will organize the next SDSS data release (DR13), and I provided help to individual workshop attendees on using their SDSS affiliate accounts provided by the University of Utah Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC).
Mar, 2015
MaNGA 2015 Team Meeting, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
I participated in a working meeting in order to complete the deployment of the MaNGA data analysis pipeline to be run at the University of Utah, and I contributed content to the MaNGA spectrum visualization and feedback tool (Marvin) which I wrote (with B. Cherinka) using Utah’s SDSS Science Archive Server (SAS).
Feb, 2015
CrossConnects Workshop on Cosmology, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, California
I presented an invited talk on the SDSS Data Archive at this event (https://meetings.internet2.edu/2015-cc-cosmology/) dedicated to petabyte-scale cosmological surveys of the present and future.
Oct, 2014
SDSS-IV Data Review, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
I presented a talk on the SDSS-IV data systems we have developed at the University of Utah, and participated in the workshop seeking further requirements from the panel of experts and collaborators.
Aug, 2014
SDSS-IV MaNGA Pipeline Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
We completed the MaNGA Data Reduction Pipeline, which runs at the University of Utah on our SDSS cluster in this code-intensive workshop.
Jul, 2014
SDSS-IV/SDSS-III 2014 Collaboration Meeting, Park City, Utah
I was the conference co-organizer (with Zheng Zheng, Kathrine Skollingsberg) for this very successful 6 day conference (https://internal.sdss.org/meetings/parkcity2014) which brought together (> 140) SDSS-IV collaborators to focus on initial survey development, and (> 110) SDSS-III collaborators to present discoveries from the 12th public data release, the final data release of SDSS-III.
May, 2014
SDSS DR12 Documentation Meeting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
I participated in a working meeting in order to migrate the website and to contribute content for the twelfth public data release (DR12) of the SDSS-III.
Dec, 2013
SDSS-IV eBOSS Review, University of California, Berkeley, California
I presented a talk on the SDSS-IV computational resources intended as the primary eBOSS pipeline.
Oct, 2013
SDSS-IV MaNGA Data Meeting, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
I presented a talk on the SDSS-IV computational resources intended as the primary MaNGA pipeline.
Jan, 2013
SDSS DR10 Documentation Meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
I participated in a working meeting in order to contribute overview, algorithm and data model documentation on BOSS galaxy stellar population models for the tenth public data release (DR10) of the SDSS-III.
Jan, 2013
Santa Barbara Lensing Meeting, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
This meeting brought together collaborators in strong galaxy lens modeling. I presented the Master Len Database for our current archival HST program, and demonstrated its public outreach website. I presented our latest developments in the spectroscopic discovery method, including the details of our latest confirmed SLACS candidates from our current HST follow-up program.
Dec, 2012
SDSS Collaboration Meeting, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I contributed slides to the BOSS overview presentation, and to the galaxy evolution talk on the comparison of the BOSS galaxy stellar population models that I developed with members of the collaboration.
Jul, 2012
Master Lens Database Working Meeting, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California
I participated in a working meeting to design the schema for the Master Lens Database (http://masterlens.astro.utah.edu) and develop the research and public outreach website.
May, 2012
BOSS/MaNGA meeting on data reduction and software development, Salt Lake City, Utah
I participated in a working meeting in order to transfer software expertise on the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) data reduction pipeline, and to become a contributing member of the Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA) software development team.
Apr, 2012
SDSS DR9 Documentation Meeting, New York, New York
I participated in a working meeting in order to contribute overview, algorithm and data model documentation on BOSS galaxy stellar population models for the ninth public data release (DR9) of the SDSS-III.
Mar, 2012
Snowpac, Snowbird, Utah
I gave a talk on gravitational lensing in the age of survey science, presenting our latest results on lensing selection probabilities and the evolution of galactic mass profiles, based on the Sloan Lens ACS (SLACS) survey and BOSS Emission-Line Lensing Survey (BELLS).
Jan, 2012
SDSS Collaboration Meeting, New York, New York
I presented a talk on the future of BELLS, and I presented a talk on the deployment of the BOSS galaxy stellar population models that I developed with members of the collaboration.
Aug, 2011
SDSS Collaboration Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee
I presented a talk on the strong gravitational lenses that we discovered as part of BELLS.
Mar, 2011
Snowpac, Snowbird, Utah
I presented a talk on good fits to galaxy rotation curves of Spitzer Space Telescope observations of dwarf galaxies in the Ursa Major Filament, presenting research on non-cuspy dark matter profiles, and comparing to MoND and relativistic modified gravity theories.
Aug, 2011
SDSS Collaboration Meeting, Cloudcroft, New Mexico
I workshopped on BOSS stellar mass computation, and Lensing.
Dec, 2010
Santa Barbara Lensing Meeting, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
This meeting brought together collaborators in strong galaxy lens modeling. I presented our latest developments in the spectroscopic discovery method, including the details of our latest confirmed SLACS and BELLS candidates from our current HST follow-up programs.
Sep, 2010
SDSS Collaboration Meeting, Paris, France
I presented an interactive spectrum visualization and inspection tool which I developed in order to increase the BOSS redshift success rate.
Apr, 2010
Snowpac and Snowclucter, Snowbird, Utah
I workshopped on galaxy formation, dark matter formulae and X-ray cluster lensing.
Mar, 2010
Boss Collabortation Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
This meeting aimed to bring together BOSS collaborators with commissioning data in hand.
Jun, 2008
Small Scale Structure of Dark Matter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo
The workshop aimed to bring together experts in modeling, simulations and observations of the small scale structure of dark matter. I presented results on theoretical cosmology.
May, 2007
Origins of Dark Energy / Excursions in the Dark Workshop, Origins Institute, Hamilton
I presented a theory of the cosmological constant, and future approaches to dark energy.