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Hastings at 50, from a Metropolis

Posted in Kids, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2020 by xi'an

A weekend trip to the quaint seaside city of Le Touquet Paris-Plage, facing the city of Hastings on the other side of the Channel, 50 miles away (and invisible on the pictures!), during and after a storm that made for a fantastic watch from our beach-side rental, if less for running! The town is far from being a metropolis, actually, but it got its added surname “Paris-Plage” from British investors who wanted to attract their countrymen in the late 1800s. The writers H.G. Wells and P.G. Wodehouse lived there for a while. (Another type of tourist, William the Conqueror, left for Hastings in 1066 from a wee farther south, near Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme.)

And the coincidental on-line publication in Biometrika of a 50 year anniversary paper, The Hastings algorithm at fifty by David Dunson and James Johndrow. More of a celebration than a comprehensive review, with focus on scalable MCMC, gradient based algorithms, Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, nonreversible Markov chains, and interesting forays into approximate Bayes. Which makes for a great read for graduate students and seasoned researchers alike!

at the beach [jatp]

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on January 1, 2019 by xi'an

Chamonix snapshot #2 [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2018 by xi'an

at the station [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2018 by xi'an

afternoon stroll [jatp]

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on January 14, 2018 by xi'an

flying over Afghanistan [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by xi'an

Mnt Rundle [jatp]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2017 by xi'an