SNAD-IV workshop will take place in Briançon, France. Briançon is Europe’s highest town in the heart of Ecrins National Park and at the foot of one of France’s largest ski resorts, Serre Chevalier. The main topic of the workshop is the anomaly detection problem in astrophysics.

Important: do not forget to take your hat, sunglasses, and suncream because the ultraviolet in the mountains is especially harmful.

Briançon, France


Maria Pruzhinskaya


Researcher of Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Moscow). The main scientific interests are supernovae of all types. However, Type Ia supernovae seems to be the favorite one. As a post-doc, Maria spent two years in Clermont-Ferrand, that's why she can easily distinguish 6 semaines Saint-Nectaire from 8 semaines. Homepage:

Matwey Kornilov


If you are using Linux, then you already came across Matwey's code. You can learn more about Matwey by looking at his GitHub account.

Konstantin Malanchev


Python lover. Konstantin works as a researcher at Sternberg Astronomical Institute and as an associate professor at Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He defended his PhD on Non-stationary processes in astrophysical accretion discs under the supervision of Prof. N.I. Shakura. Now he is dreaming to study different machine learning methods in astrophysics. Konstantin's GitHub.

Emille Ishida


Brazilian physicist, working in Astronomy and discovering Statistics. Emille's research is focused in Type Ia Supernovae (photometric classification, characterization and cosmological application), machine learning, Bayesian modeling and the connections between them. She is a leader of the Cosmostatistics Initiative (COIN). Homepage:

Florian Mondon


Ph.D. student of the Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Florian is a member of LSST working group where he performs the cosmological analysis with Type Ia Supernovae basing on the modern standardization techniques.

Alina Volnova


Alina works at Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). Her main scientific interests are gamma-ray bursts and their optical counterparts. She contributes to the observations of a binary neutron star merger detected through gravitational waves by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors. Alina is an incredible musician and vocalist.

Vladimir Korolev

aeronautical scientist

Researcher of Cen­tral Aero­hyd­ro­dy­namic In­sti­tute (Zhukovsky) and a lecturer at the Department of Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). The main scientific interests are aircraft dynamics, control systems, identification of aerodynamic characteristics.

Sreevarsha Sreejith


Astrophysicist from India, with the twin pet peeves of machine learning and galaxies. Sreevarsha works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont in the LSST group. She is currently working on refining an active learning algorithm for the classification of supernovae.

Mikhail Bobkov

system architect

Mikhail loves to design and optimize software systems. He is working with software more than 10 years and has developed countless large and small programs for enterprises and high load systems. Now he dreams to implement his experience for science, especially for astronomy.


Big fan of Machine Learning.


Big fan of Astronomy.


Big fan of Math.


Every day we start at 10:00 but we encourage you to come 15 minutes in advance to take a cup of coffee and prepare yourself for a hard working day. Lunch will be served at 13:00.

11/04, Sun Arrival
12/04, Mon 10:00-18:00 Work
13/04, Tue 10:00-18:00 Work
14/04, Wed 08:30-21:00 Excursion activities
15/04, Thu 10:00-18:00 Work
16/04, Fri 10:00-18:00 Work
21:00-24:00 Watching a movie
17/04, Sat 10:00-18:00 Work
18/04, Sun Departure