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!

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## one World ABC seminar [term #2]

September 29, 2020The 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 […]

## ABC in Kuala Lumpur [alas not!]

May 28, 2020While 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 […]