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ABC in Warwick [Arena, Blended, Committed]

February 20, 2022

One World ABC seminar [3.2.22]

February 1, 2022

The next One World ABC seminar is on Thursday 03 Feb, with Yixing Want talking on Posterior collapse and latent variable non-identifiability It will take place at 15:30 CET (GMT+1). Variational autoencoders model high-dimensional data by positing low-dimensional latent variables that are mapped through a flexible distribution parametrized by a neural network. Unfortunately, variational autoencoders […]

ABC for COVID spread reconstruction

December 27, 2021

A recent Nature paper by Jessica Davis et al. (with an assessment by Simon Cauchemez and X from INSERM) reassessed the appearance of COVID in European and American States. Accounting for the massive under-reporting in the early days since there was no testing. The approach is based on a complex dynamic model whose parameters are […]

ABC by classification

December 21, 2021

As a(nother) coincidence, yesterday, we had a reading group discussion at Paris Dauphine a few days after Veronika Rockova presented the paper in person in Oaxaca. The idea in ABC by classification that she co-authored with Yuexi Wang and Tetsuya Kaj is to use the empirical Kullback-Leibler divergence as a substitute to the intractable likelihood […]

variational approximation to empirical likelihood ABC

October 1, 2021

Sanjay Chaudhuri and his colleagues from Singapore arXived last year a paper on a novel version of empirical likelihood ABC that I hadn’t yet found time to read. This proposal connects with our own, published with Kerrie Mengersen and Pierre Pudlo in 2013 in PNAS. It is presented as an attempt at approximating the posterior […]