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Hong Kong snapshot

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , on August 27, 2013 by xi'an

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Hong Kong addresses (by Le Monde)

Posted in Books, Travel with tags , , , on August 25, 2013 by xi'an

Here are a few addresses given to Le Monde Magazine travel guide by a local writer Roselyne Durand-Ruel (in the same spirit as Oxford, Miss., I mentioned a while ago!), in case you are attending ISI…:

1/ Bar Sevva’s 25e étage, Prince’s building, 10, Chater Road, Central

2/ Restaurant Tung Po Sea Food 2e étage, Cooked Food Centre, 99, Java Road, North Point. Tél. : (00-852)-28-80-52-24

3/ Centre culturel The Asia Society 9, Justice Drive, Admiralty. Tél. : (00-852)-21-03-95-11

4/ Maison de thé Lock Cha Upper Ground Floor, 290B, Queen’s Road, Central, Sheung Wan www.lockcha.com

5/ Restaurant Island Tang Shop222, The Galleria, 9, Queen’s Road, Central. Tél. : (00-852)-25-26-87-98

6/ Restaurant Tim Ho Wan 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok. Tél. : (00-852)23-32-28-96 [one star Michelin dim sums!]

from Jakob Bernoulli to Hong Kong

Posted in Books, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2013 by xi'an

Here are my slides (or at least the current version thereof) for my talk in Hong Kong at the 2013 (59th ISI) World Statistical Congress(I stopped embedding my slideshare links in the posts as they freeze my broswer. I wonder if anyone else experiences the same behaviour.)

This talk will feature in the History I: Jacob Bernoulli’s “Ars Conjectandi” and the emergence of probability invited paper session organised by Adam Jakubowski. While my own research connection with Bernoulli is at most tenuous, besides using the Law of Large Numbers and Bernoulli rv’s…,  I [of course!] borrowed from earlier slides on our vanilla Rao-Blackwellisation paper (if only  because of the Bernoulli factory connection!) and ask Mark Girolami for his Warwick slides on the Russian roulette (another Bernoulli factory connection!), before recycling my Budapest slides on ABC. The other talks in the session are by Edith Dudley Sylla on Ars Conjectandi and by Krzys Burdzy on his book The Search for Certainty. Book that I critically reviewed in Bayesian Analysis. This will be the first time I meet Krzys in person and I am looking forward to the opportunity!