teaching Bayesian statistics in HoChiMin City

DSC_4977Today, I gave my course at the University of Sciences (Truòng Dai hoc) here in Saigon in front of 40 students. It was a bit of a crash course and I covered between four and five chapters of The Bayesian Choice in about six hours. This was exhausting both for them and for me, but I managed to keep writing on the blackboard till the end and they bravely managed to keep their focus till the end as well. Since the students were of various backgrounds different from maths and stats (even though some were completing PhD’s involving Bayesian tools) I do wonder how much they sifted from this crash course, apart from my oft repeated messages that everyone had to pick a prior rather than go fishing for the prior… (No pho tday but a spicy beef stew and banh xeo local pancakes!) Here are the slides for the students:

One Response to “teaching Bayesian statistics in HoChiMin City”

  1. […] I spent last week in Sydney with Guy Marks’ group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. I first met Marks at Bayesian data analysis course run by Kerrie Mengersen; he does work on tuberculosis and pulmonary health in Vietnam. Christian Robert, a collaborator of Mengersen’s, just gave 40 students in Ho Chi Minh City a crash course in Bayesian statistics. The slides are available here. […]

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