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Scott Sisson’s ABC seminar in Paris [All about that Bayes]

January 20, 2020

On the “All about that Bayes” seminar tomorrow (Tuesday 21 at 3p.m., room 42, AgroParisTech, 16 rue Claude Bernard, Paris 5ième), Scott Sisson, School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW, and visiting Paris-Dauphine this month, will give a talk on Approximate posteriors and data for Bayesian inference Abstract For various reasons, including large datasets and […]

ABC in Grenoble, 19-20 March 2020 [registration open]

January 7, 2020

Reminding readers that the next occurrence of the “ABC in…” workshops will very soon take place in Grenoble, France, on 19-20 March 2020. Confirmed speakers and sessions (with more to come) are Misspecified models Guillaume Dehaene (EPFL, Switzerland) TBA Gael Martin (Monash University, Australia) Focused Bayesian Prediction Tommaso Rigon (Duke University, USA) TBA Links with […]

ABC for fish [PhD position]

December 5, 2019

Richard Everitt (Warwick) is currently seeking a PhD candidate for working on approximate Bayesian computation methods, applied to Individual Based Models of fisheries, in collaboration with the government agency Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). Details on how to apply . More details can be found at the page of the doctoral training […]

ABC in Svalbard, April 12-13 2021

November 4, 2019

This post is a very preliminary announcement that Jukka Corander, Judith Rousseau and myself are planning an ABC in Svalbard workshop in 2021, on 12-13 April, following the “ABC in…” franchise that started in 2009 in Paris… It would be great to hear expressions of interest from potential participants towards scaling the booking accordingly. (While […]


October 8, 2019

In connection with the recent PhD thesis defence of Juliette Chevallier, in which I took a somewhat virtual part for being physically in Warwick, I read a paper she wrote with Stéphanie Allassonnière on stochastic approximation versions of the EM algorithm. Computing the MAP estimator can be done via some adapted for simulated annealing versions […]