Campus, Varian 355
Direct imaging of exoplanets is a formidable challenge that has only been enabled in the last fifteen years, thanks to advances in instrumentation and observing techniques for high-contrast imaging (HCI). The development of innovative image processing techniques will be key for pushing the detection limits of current and future HCI instruments and surveys. After a quick overview of the existing image post-processing techniques for exoplanet direct imaging, I will present my work integrating data science best practices into the field of HCI. These efforts can be summarized in three areas: the development of open and reusable scientific software , the reformulation of the exoplanet direct detection task as a supervised learning problem , and the organization of a community-wide data challenge on exoplanet direct imaging .