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Trip to Montpellier & StatLearn10

Posted in Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , on January 28, 2010 by xi'an

Today, I went to Montpellier for a meeting of our EMILE ANR team, but when I got to the airport at 6:30 this morning, the fuel providers went on an impromptu strike, which lasted for about one hour! I cannot see the point of such mini-strikes… Anyway, I managed to eventually reach Montpellier and we had a good working session around the ABC paper entitled “An Adaptive Sequential Monte Carlo Method for Approximate Bayesian Computation” by Pierre Del Moral, Arnaud Doucet and Ajay Jasra and discussed in that earlier post and available on-line, if not on arXiv.

Jean-Michel Marin also mentioned to me a workshop taking place in Paris in the next couple of days, called StatLearn10 and focussing on Challenging problems in Statistical Learning (organised by Charles Bouveron and Gilles Celeux). Given that my agenda is already full for those days, I am going to miss the workshop but it sure looked interesting!