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ABC in Svalbard [update]

December 16, 2020

Even though no one can tell at this stage who will be allowed to travel to Svalbard mid April 2021, we are keeping the workshop to physically take place as planned in Longyearbyen. With at least a group of volunteers made of researchers from Oslo (since at the current time, travel between mainland Norway and […]

ABC with inflated tolerance

December 8, 2020

For the last One World ABC seminar of the year 2020, this coming Thursday, Matti Vihola is speaking from Finland on his recent Biometrika paper “On the use of ABC-MCMC with inflated tolerance and post-correction”. To attend the talk, all is required is a registration on the seminar webpage. The Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) […]

David Frazier’s talk on One World ABC seminar tomorrow [watch for the time!]

October 14, 2020

My friend and coauthor from Melbourne is giving the One World ABC seminar tomorrow. He will be talking at 10:30 UK time, 11:30 Brussels time, and 20:30 Melbourne time! On Robust and Efficient Approximate Bayesian Computation: A Minimum Distance Approach. Be on time!

one World ABC seminar [term #2]

September 29, 2020

The on-line One World ABC seminar continues on-line this semester! With talks every other Thursday at 11:30 UK time (12:30 central European time). Incoming speakers are Marko Järvenpää, on Batch simulations and uncertainty quantification in Gaussian process surrogate ABC, on the first of October David Frazier, on a minimum distance approach to ABC, on 15 […]

adaptive ABC tolerance

June 2, 2020

“There are three common approaches for selecting the tolerance sequence (…) [they] can lead to inefficient sampling” Umberto Simola, Jessi Cisewski-Kehe, Michael Gutmann and Jukka Corander recently arXived a paper entitled Adaptive Approximate Bayesian Computation Tolerance Selection. I appreciate that they start from our ABC-PMC paper, i.e., Beaumont et al. (2009) [although the representation that […]