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off to Singapore [IMS workshop]

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2018 by xi'an

Tonight I am off to the National University of Singapore, at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences [and not the Institute of Mathematical Statistics!], to take part in a (first) week workshop on Bayesian Computation for High-Dimensional Statistical Models, covering topics like Approximate Bayesian Computation, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Multilevel Monte Carlo and Particle Filters. Having just barely recovered from the time difference with Vancouver, I now hope I can switch with not too much difficulty to Singapore time zone! As well as face the twenty plus temperature gap with the cool weather this morning in the Parc…

prix Jacques Neveu goes to Pierre Jacob!

Posted in Kids, University life with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2013 by xi'an

My former student Pierre Jacob (now at NUS in Singapore and soon in Oxford, England) got the 2012 PhD thesis Jacques Neveu prize. (Jacques Neveu, French probabilist specialist of Markov chains, was also the founder of the SMAI Probability and Statistics branch, which is why this prize is named after him. SMAI is the French version of SIAM.) As a coincidence, Pierre also got the PhD prize of Fondation Dauphine last week… Great news! And well-deserved rewards.