Archive for ISBA 2014

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.


Cancun, register before Feb. 15!

Posted in Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by xi'an

Early bird registration for the ISBA 2014 World Meeting in Cancún, México, ends up on Feb. 14. Since the fees are already astronomical ($410 for ISBA students and $510 for other ISBA members), it is definitely worth to register now. (As debated in an earlier post, I am opposed to the steep inflation in conference fees and do not buy the argument of the all-included package. This is certainly most convenient for the conference organisers or treasurers, but I do not want to pay for meals I will not enjoy [and in some cases not even take]. Especially when the cost is multiplied by 5 since four of my PhD students will travel to Cancún as well. Whoever is building a proposal for ISBA 2016, please bear that in mind! As we will when making our proposal for ISBA 2018 in Edinburgh.)