History makes Stat. Science!

While the above heading sounds like a title in reverse, its words are in the “correct” order in that our paper with George Casella, A Short History of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, has been accepted for publication by Statistical Science. This publication may sound weird when considering that the paper is also scheduled to appear in the Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Methods and Applications, edited by Steve Brooks, Andrew Gelman, Galin Jones, and Xiao-Li Meng… However, George noticed we were allowed to keep our copyright ownership when publishing a chapter of this handbook, hence the possibility to submit the chapter to a journal as well. After a smooth editorial process, the paper has thus been accepted, which makes it my last acceptance for 2010, a rather productive year. I wish (myself!) that the extra-time brought by my appointment at Institut Universitaire de France will see an even more productive 2011 year! And very best wishes to all readers of the ‘Og, in terms of personal and professional accomplishments!!!

8 Responses to “History makes Stat. Science!”

  1. The exact references for the paper are Statistical Science 2011, Vol. 26, No. 1, 102-115.

  2. […] in Sherbrooke by Jean-Francois Angers in June 1989… (This was already reported in our Short history of MCMC with George Casella.) I clearly remember Adrian showing the audience a slide with about ten lines […]

  3. […] we witnessed in the 1980′s, culminating with the (re)discovery of MCMC methods we covered in our own “history”. Because it contains stories that are closer and closer to today’s time, it inevitably […]

  4. […] we witnessed in the 1980′s, culminating with the (re)discovery of MCMC methods we covered in our own “history”. Because it covers stories that are closer and closer to today’s time, it inevitably crumbles […]

  5. […] this incredible patent of the Monte Carlo principle! I cannot see there anything new compared with the principles laid by Ulam, von Neuman and Metropolis in the 40′s… So each time one uses a Monte […]

  6. […] and their discussions an immensely rewarding experiment (I wish I had done prior to completing our Statistical Science paper, but it was bound to be incomplete by nature!). Some interesting links made by the audience were […]

  7. […] the Julian Besag memorial at the University of Bristol next Saturday, I will give a talk on our Short history of MCMC paper with George. Here are the current slides, feel free to comment, I may still have time to add […]

  8. […] given on the symposium webpage. I will give a talk on the Saturday afternoon, talk related with our History of MCMC paper and emphasising the role of Julian in the developments of Markov chain Monte Carlo […]

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