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ISBA 2.1…0!

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2021 by xi'an

As the first fully virtual ISBA 2021 meeting is about to start, let me remind participants of the following:

On the Whova Agenda, you can see the Agenda in your local time, be sure to toggle the option. And the list of posters for each of the four poster sessions is available in the Agenda, as well as at the entrance of each poster “room” on

Reminder for session chairs

  •  Please join your session via Zoom’s panelist link instead of Whova
  • Please monitor Zoom’s Q&A and Zoom’s chat for questions from attendees
  • Please monitor the session time and remind the speakers of their time, as the webinar will close after 3 minutes after the end of the session
  • Please keep to the planned schedule for each talk in case of a missing speaker or of a speaker unable to join the Zoom platform for connection or technical reasons

Reminder for speakers

  • Please join your session via Zoom’s panelist link instead of Whova

Reminder for the remaining 2136 attendees

  • The Zoom link for a given session is available by selection this session from Whova Agenda and clicking on “Join the live stream here”
  • Please type your questions using Zoom’s Q&A or Zoom’s chat, and specify which speaker’s name you would like to hear the answers from
  • Please do not use Whova’s chat for questions  
  • Contributed sessions are recorded and already available, while invited sessions will be recorded with permission from the speakers

practical details on ISBA²⁰²¹

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2021 by xi'an

Remember that the [online]  ISBA 2021 conference will be a mixture of live talks, pre-recorded talks, and posters. All live-streaming will be via Zoom, with links integrated into the Whova platform.

  1. Plenary talks (i.e., Foundational Lectures, Keynote Lectures, and Named Lectures) and all invited talks will be live-streamed during the corresponding sessions.
  2. Contributed talks are prerecorded (available from June 10, 2021). During the live-streamed Contributed Sessions, each speaker will give a 5-min live recap of their contributed talk,  highlighting the main points, followed by live discussion and Q&A from the audience.
  3. Contributed speakers who had optionally chosen to accompany their talk with a poster will present the poster [live] in their designated Poster Sessions. All Poster Sessions will be held on, which will also serve as the virtual space for social times during the whole conference.
  4. One week before the conference, will go live and all posters will also become available then.
  5. Speakers of all talk types will have the option to upload and post their slides on Whova starting one week before the conference [which I personally recommend as I find it too easy for my attention to drift off during an online and need to recheck earlier slides to reconnect!]

SMC 2020 [en Madrid]

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2020 by xi'an

Palacio Real from Casa del Campo, on Nov. 10, 2011, during a pleasant bike ride through the outskirts of Madrid and along the renovated banks of Rio ManzanaresAn announcement for the incoming SMC 2020 workshop, taking place in Madrid next 27-29 of May! The previous workshops were in Paris in 2015 (at ENSAE-CREST) and Uppsala in 2017.  This workshop is organised by my friends Víctor Elvira and Joaquín Míguez. With very affordable registration fees and an open call for posters. Here are the invited speakers (so far):

Deniz Akyildiz (University of Warwick)
Christophe Andrieu (University of Bristol)
Nicolas Chopin (ENSAE-CREST)
Dan Crisan (Imperial College London)
Jana de Wiljes (University of Potsdam)
Pierre Del Moral (INRIA)
Petar M. Djuric (Stony Brook University)
Randal Douc (TELECOM SudParis)
Arnaud Doucet (University of Oxford)
Ajay Jasra (National University of Singapore)
Nikolas Kantas (Imperial College London)
Simon Maskell (University of Liverpool)
Lawrence Murray (Uber AI)
François Septier (Université Bretagne Sud)
Sumeetpal Singh (University of Cambridge)
Arno Solin (Aalto University)
Matti Vihola (University of Jyväskylä)
Anna Wigren (Uppsala University)

plenary speakers for BayesComp 20[20]

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2019 by xi'an

As a co-chair of the incoming ISBA BayesComp 2020 in Gainesville, Florida, 7-10 January 2020. I am very glad to broadcast that the four plenary speakers for the conference are

David Blei (Columbia U)

Paul Fearnhead (U Lancaster)

Emily Fox (U Washington)

Sonia Petrone (U Bocconi Milano)

There will soon be a call for contributed sessions, stay tuned! (And remember that the deadline for the posters at O’Bayes 2019 in Warwick is in two days!)