Dr Kai Polsterer

Dr Kai Polsterer is a leader in the rapidly growing field of AstroInformatics, which combines Astronomy and Computer Science expertise to tackle the problems posed by astronomical big data from upcoming multi-wavelength surveys. From 2013 he leads the AstroInformatics Junior Research Group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, where he has (between other things) been developing techniques to compute phometric redshifts, classify radio sources and encode time series. He is also a long-standing member of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance and has led the software development effort for the Lucifer instrument at the Large Binocular Telescope.