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Bayesian Methods for the Social Sciences [and for the Parisians]

Posted in Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2022 by xi'an

[Reposting the announcement of a Bayesian conference in Paris, next October, with a fabulous list of friends speakers! Note that this is the week prior to our Fusion workshop at CIRM, Marseille. And to BNP.]

This three-day workshop will gather statisticians, mathematicians and social scientists around the theme of Bayesian statistical methods for the social sciences. This area has been growing rapidly in the past decade, and the speakers will include some of the leading researchers in the area from around the World.

The first day will consist of tutorial introductions to Bayesian inference, demography and social network analysis. Days 2 and 3 will consist of talks and posters on cutting-edge research in the area. The workshop is sponsored by the Fondation des Sciences Mathématiques de Paris (FSMP), and the tutorial sessions are organised jointly with the French Institute of Mathematics for Planet Earth.

It will be held in person at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris from October 19 to 21, 2022.

ABC intro for Astrophysics

Posted in Books, Kids, Mountains, R, Running, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by xi'an

Today I received in the mail a copy of the short book published by edp sciences after the courses we gave last year at the astrophysics summer school, in Autrans. Which contains a quick introduction to ABC extracted from my notes (which I still hope to turn into a book!). As well as a longer coverage of Bayesian foundations and computations by David Stenning and David van Dyk.

ABC in Cancún

Posted in Books, Kids, R, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2014 by xi'an

abcpestouHere are our slides for the ABC [very] short course Jean-Michel and I give at ISBA 2014 in Cancún next Monday (if your browser can manage Slideshare…) Although I may switch the pictures from Iceland to Mexico, on Sunday, there will be not much change on those slides we both have previously used in previous short courses. (With a few extra slides borrowed from Richard Wilkinson’s tutorial at NIPS 2013!) Jean-Michel will focus his share of the course on software implementations, from R packages like abc and abctools and our population genetics software DIYABC. With an illustration on SNPs data from pygmies populations.


workshop a Padua

Posted in pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by xi'an

I am invited to a (closed) workshop in Padua/Padova next March, “Recent advances in statistical inference: theory and case studies”, which is an exciting opportunity to discuss about recent advances in Bayesian methodology and likelihood inference, to meet with friends and to be back in this beautiful city where I met George Casella for the last time. (Keeping this vivid image of watching George running around the Prato della Valle as my bus was leaving the city towards Venezia airport.)

The workshop is organised in my favourite way, which is “to have a moderate number of invited talks at the workshop, to allow good time for presentation and discussion”. With discussants, which seems a vanishing structure in conferences where the length of the talks is getting shorter and shorter. When in Bristol last week, I realised how much I gained from a slower conference pace with fewer and longer talks, more time for discussion in between, and a well-scheduled poster session. Maybe old age speaking! Furthermore, part of the workshop takes place in the fabulous Caffè Pedrocchi, where we had dinner two years ago… Terrific (and exclusive, as the workshop is by invitation only!)

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