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Masterclass in Bayesian Statistics in Marseilles next Fall

Posted in Books, Kids, Mountains, pictures, R, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2018 by xi'an

This post is to announce a second occurrence of the exciting “masterclass in Bayesian Statistics” that we organised in 2016, near Marseilles. It will take place on 22-26 October 2018 once more at CIRM (Centre International de Recherches Mathématiques, Luminy, Marseilles, France). The targeted audience includes all scientists interested in learning how Bayesian inference may be used to tackle the practical problems they face in their own research. In particular PhD students and post-docs should benefit most directly from this masterclass. Among the invited speakers, Kerrie Mengersen from QUT, Brisbane, visiting Marseilles this Fall, will deliver a series of lectures on the interface between Bayesian statistics and applied modelling, Havard Rue from KAUST will talk on computing with INLA, and Aki Vehtari from Aalto U, Helsinki, will give a course on Bayesian model assessment and model choice. There will be two tutorials on R and on Stan.

All interested participants in this masterclass should pre-register as early as possible, given that the total attendance is limited to roughly 90 participants. Some specific funding for local expenses (i.e., food + accommodation on-siteat CIRM) is available (thanks to CIRM, and potentially to Fondation Jacques Hadamard, to be confirmed); this funding will be attributed by the scientific committee, with high priority to PhD students and post-docs.

StanCon in Helsinki [29-31 Aug 2018]

Posted in Books, pictures, R, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2018 by xi'an

As emailed to me by Aki Vehtari, the next StanCon will take place this summer in the wonderful city of Helsinki, at the end of August. On Aalto University Töölö Campus precisely. The list of speakers and tutorial teachers is available on the webpage. (The only “negative point” is that the conference does not include a Tuesday, the night of the transcendence 2 miles race!) Somewhat concluding this never-ending summer of Bayesian conferences!

internships for midnight sun [2016]

Posted in Kids, pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , on February 1, 2016 by xi'an

[Aki Vehtari asked me to post this announcement for internships next summer at Aalto Science Institute, Otaniemi, Finland. Otaniemi is around 10 km from Helsinki.]

The Aalto Science Institute internships program offers undergraduate students(at BSc level) the opportunity to participate first-hand in topical research,to interact with the premier research groups at Aalto University, and to network in an international environment. Positions are available in several fields of study ranging from nanotechnology and semiconductors to machine learning, data communications and human-computer interaction. AScI interns are usually hired for three months, and the typical training period is from 01 June until 31 August. The interns are employed by the departments of the School of Science and the School of Electrical Engineering, and the exact timing of the internship may be agreed with the hosting department. The incoming students are mentored throughout the stay by one of the professors affiliated with AScI. The priority for incoming AScI-internship positions is given to students who have not yet been studying or working at Aalto. AScI internship students will receive a salary which is sufficient to cover living costs such as accommodation. The salary is determined based on experience and qualifications according to the salary system of Aalto University for student interns. Minimum internship salary is 1450 €/ month.

Deadline for applications is 18 February 2016.