Andy Connolly

Andy Connolly

Institute Research Collaborator

Asteroid Institute


Andrew Connolly is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington and the Director of the DIRAC Institute. He has a long-term interest in machine-learning and its application to cosmology and astrophysics. He has 25 years of experience in leading and developing statistical and machine learning tools for astronomy, coauthored a book on machine learning for astronomy, Statistics, Data Mining and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data, and has taught numerous summer schools and courses in these areas.

He previously led the development of the software for alert generation for the LSST at the University of Washington and is currently the Simulation Scientist for the LSST.