The First ESCAPE Citizen Science Workshop

Europe/London
Microsoft Teams Meeting

Microsoft Teams Meeting

Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
Description

A three-day workshop with showcases and hands-on tutorials to introduce the concepts, tools and best practices for using citizen science to enhance research undertaken by the ESCAPE ESFRIs and beyond.

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Participants
  • Adam McMaster
  • ALANA KLUCZKOVSKI
  • Alba Fernández-Barral
  • Anna Wolter
  • Arturo Sanchez Pineda
  • Asma Steinhausser
  • Chris Lintott
  • Claire Adam
  • Coleman Krawczyk
  • Darryl Wright
  • Dominic Adams
  • Eduard Jacob
  • Erik Osinga
  • Francesca Zuccarello
  • Gary Hemming
  • Gaëlle SHIFRIN
  • Gwenhaël de Wasseige
  • Heidi Thiemann
  • Hugo Tranin
  • Jane Bromley
  • Jayesh WAGH
  • Joshua Wilde
  • Luis Suelves
  • Lynge Lauritsen
  • Maisam M. Dadkan
  • Martino Romaniello
  • Maud SARAZIN
  • Mike Walmsley
  • Naman Bajaj
  • Rita Meneses
  • Sophie Musset
  • stavros katsanevas
  • Stephen Serjeant
  • Theodore Avgitas
  • Ulisses Barres de Almeida
  • William Pearson
    • 13:00 13:30
      Welcome: Introduction and the agenda for day 1

      A short overview of the logistics, topics and goals for the meeting.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 13:00
        Welcome 10m

        Welcome to the workshop. A brief overview of goals and logistics.

        Speakers: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University) , Prof. Stephen Serjeant (The Open University)
      • 13:10
        Adventures in the Zooniverse 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Chris Lintott (University of Oxford)
    • 13:30 14:30
      What is possible?: A showcase of existing citizen science projects

      Learn how you can use citizen science in your research.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 13:30
        Radio Galaxy Zoo: LOFAR 20m

        In this talk I will present the Radio Galaxy Zoo: LOFAR project. In this citizen science project, volunteers are asked associate components of radio sources and to match radio sources to their optical counterpart. I will give an insight into the experience of building and running the LOFAR version of the Radio Galaxy Zoo project.

        Speaker: Mr Erik Osinga (Leiden University)
      • 13:50
        A zooniverse project to find solar jets 20m

        The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) provides high-cadence, high-resolution images of the Sun in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) since 2011. In this regime, the solar atmosphere features and dynamics can be studied with great detail, but the amount of data produced also raised challenges. While some features are well detected by automated algorithms, other, such as solar jets, remain best detected by the human eye. We present here what are solar jets, why they are interesting features of the solar activity, and the need for a citizen science approach to the detection and catalog of solar jets. The goal and challenges of the zooniverse project created to answer this need will then be discussed.

        Speaker: Sophie Musset (University of Glasgow)
      • 14:10
        REINFORCE - Research Infrastructures FOR Citizens in Europe 20m

        The REINFORCE project aims to engage and support citizens to co-operate with researchers and actively contribute in the development of new knowledge for the needs of science and society. The project will create a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier physics - gravitational-wave noise-hunting, neutrino astronomy, new-particle identification and cosmic muon images - with citizen scientists making a genuine and valued contribution to managing the data avalanche. Citizens will be engaged in the research done in large research infrastructures through a participatory design methodology that will take into account the characteristics of different target groups, barriers, perceptions, biases and attitudes regarding science.

        Speaker: Gary Hemming (European Gravitational Observatory)
    • 14:30 14:45
      Break 15m
    • 14:45 15:45
      What is possible?: Building a project using the Zooniverse project builder

      Learn how you can use citizen science in your research.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 14:45
        Building a project using the project builder 1h

        During this session we will demonstrate, step-by-step, how to build a new project using the Zooniverse "Project Builder" interface. The Project Builder allows researchers to design, create, deploy and manage a simple Zooniverse projects using a friendly graphical user interface.

        We will explain how to create a new project, add tutorial and pedagogical material, set up a classification workflow and upload subject data.

        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
    • 15:45 16:00
      Break 15m

      A short break from Zooming!

    • 16:00 17:00
      What is possible?: A showcase of technologies for citizen science

      Learn how you can use citizen science in your research.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 16:00
        Introducing Caesar 20m

        The Zooniverse Caesar engine allows researchers to define detailed rules and criteria that should be fulfilled for a subject to be retired from classification. This presentation provides a short overview of the capabilities of Caesar, in preparation for a more in-depth hands-on tutorial on day 2.

        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 16:20
        Training and feedback 20m

        The Zooniverse platform provides advanced functionality that allows volunteers to receive real-time feedback for a subset of their classifications. This can help to improve the accuracy of volunteer classifications and boost their confidence. Confident volunteers tend to remain with the project longer and provide more data for your research. This talk presents some different examples of how feedback could be used in your projects.

        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 16:40
        Searching for substructures with "Galaxy Zoo: Clump Scout" 20m

        Early-Universe galaxies often host bright, compact substructures known as "giant star-forming clumps". By comparison, very few galaxies today host anything like this. Studies of these clumps have been hampered by the fact they are very difficult to precisely define. This talk will describe the "Galaxy Zoo: Clump Scout" project, which aims to visually classify the clumpiness of over 50,000 galaxies in the local Universe in hopes of finding analogs to their more distant counterparts.

        Speaker: Mr Nico Adams (University of Minnesota)
    • 19:00 21:00
      "Conference Dinner" 2h

      Sadly, we can't send dinner to everyone in the post! Instead you're invited to join in an informal brainstorming session to generate some great project ideas.

    • 13:00 13:15
      Welcome: Agenda for day 2

      A short overview of the logistics, topics and goals for the meeting.

      • 13:00
        Review of day 1 and preview of day 2 15m
        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
    • 13:15 14:15
      Tutorials: Building a Zooniverse Project

      Hands-on tutorials using citizen science tools and technologies.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 13:15
        Advanced project building 1h

        In this session we will build upon the lessons learned on day 1. We will show how to build and manage large projects using a powerful Python API. We will also learn how to collect, aggregate and begin to analyse the volunteer classifications of your project will generate.

        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
    • 14:15 14:30
      Break 15m

      Bring your own coffee!

    • 14:30 15:30
      Tutorials: The Caesar Engine: Advanced aggregation and retirement.

      Hands-on tutorials using citizen science tools and technologies.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 14:30
        Advanced Caesar Usage 1h

        This session builds on the introduction to Caesar during day 1. We will learn how to use metadata to restrict Caesar rules and effects to specific subjects and how to monitor the way in which your rules are being applied. We will learn how you can straightforwardly extend the functionality of the Caesar engine with some simple Python coding. Finally we will show how you can use Caesar's external reducers to make subject retirement decisions based on computationally expensive analyses.

        Speakers: Dr Coleman Krawczyk (University of Portsmouth) , Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
    • 15:30 15:45
      Break 15m

      Time for a biscuit!

    • 15:45 16:45
      Tutorials: Integrating Machine Learning

      Hands-on tutorials using citizen science tools and technologies.

      Convener: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
      • 15:45
        Citizen Science with Machine Learning 1h

        Many modern analysis pipelines rely on machine learning or deep learning to process large datasets. Citizen science can be used to help generate training datasets for machine learning models and those models can then be used to accelerate retirement in citizen science projects. We will show with examples how you can integrate machine learning with your Zooniverse project.

        Speakers: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University) , Mike Walmsley (University of Oxford)
    • 13:00 13:15
      Welcome: Agenda for day 3

      A short overview of the logistics, topics and goals for the meeting.

      • 13:00
        Review of day 2 and overview of day 3 15m
        Speaker: Hugh Dickinson (The Open University)
    • 13:15 17:00
      Project Building: Build your own projects

      Start building your projects with help from the experts

      • 13:15
        Project building sprint! 3h 45m

        A whole four hour session for attendees to start building their own projects with help from Zooniverse experts and experienced researchers.

        Speakers: Dr Coleman Krawczyk (University of Portsmouth) , Mr Erik Osinga (Leiden University) , Hugh Dickinson (The Open University) , Mike Walmsley (University of Oxford) , Mr Nico Adams (University of Minnesota) , Sophie Musset (University of Glasgow) , Stephen Serjeant (The Open University)