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R.I.P. Emile…

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by xi'an

IMG_0272I was thus in Montpellier for a few days, working with Jean-Michel Marin and attending the very final meeting of our ANR research group called Emile…  The very same group that introduced us to ABC in 2005. We had a great time, discussing about DIYABC.2, ABC for SNPs, and other extensions with our friend Arnaud Estoup, enjoying an outdoor dinner on the slopes of Pic Saint-Loup and a wine tasting on the way there, listening to ecological modelling this morning from elephant tracking [using INLA] to shell decoration in snails [using massive MCMC], running around Crès lake in the warm rain, and barely escaping the Tour de France on my way to the airport!!!IMG_0274

canal du Rhône à Sète

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on June 23, 2012 by xi'an

Carnon [and Core, bis]

Posted in Books, pictures, Running, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by xi'an

Except for an early morning run to the outskirts of the (heavily built and downright ugly) Grande Motte, without catching sight of a pink flamingo, I had a rather full day of working on Bayesian Core with Jean-Michel. I managed to complete the hidden Markov section but we still have some way to go on both the hierarchical and the image analysis chapters… We essentially have to handle yet a new dataset for each chapter. With just one and a half day to go!