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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 in Kuala Lumpur [alas not!]

May 28, 2020

While attending an “ABC in…” conference in Malaysia would have been most exciting, barring the current difficulties with traveling, especially since I had not heard of it at an earlier stage and also had never visited Malaysia (except when considering that Singapore was was one of the 14 states of Malaysia from 1963 to 1965), […]

PhD position for research in ABC in Chalmers University

May 27, 2020

[Posting a call for PhD candidates from Umberto Piccini as the deadline is June 1, next Monday!] A PhD student position in mathematical statistics on simulation-based inference methods for models with an “intractable” likelihood is available at the Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University, Gothenburg (Sweden). You will be part of an international collaboration to create […]

ABC in Svalbard [news #1]

March 23, 2020

We [Julien and myself] are quite pleased to announce that the scientific committee for the workshop has been gathered the webpage for the workshop is now on-line (with a wonderful walrus picture whose author we alas cannot identify) the workshop is now endorsed by both IMS and ISBA, which will handle registration (to open soon) […]

mining gold [ABC in PNAS]

March 13, 2020

Johann Brehmer and co-authors have just published a paper in PNAS entitled “Mining gold from implicit models to improve likelihood-free inference”. (Besides the pun about mining gold, the paper also involves techniques named RASCAL and SCANDAL, respectively! For Ratio And SCore Approximate Likelihood ratio and SCore-Augmented Neural Density Approximates Likelihood.) This setup is not ABC […]