Posts Tagged ‘ Paris ’

R midterms

November 9, 2012
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R midterms

Here are my R midterm exams, version A and version B in English (as students are sitting next to one another in the computer rooms), on simulation methods for my undergrad exploratory statistics course. Nothing particularly exciting or innovative! Dedicated ‘Og‘s readers may spot a few Le Monde puzzles in the lot… Two rather entertaining

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ABC [PhD] course

January 25, 2012
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ABC [PhD] course

As mentioned in the latest post on ABC, I am giving a short doctoral course on ABC methods and convergence at CREST next week. I have now made a preliminary collection of my slides (plus a few from Jean-Michel Marin’s), available on slideshare (as ABC in Roma, because I am also giving the course in

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postdoctoral positions in Paris

October 20, 2011
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postdoctoral positions in Paris

There is a call for postdoctoral positions supported by the Paris Mathematical Sciences Foundation. The deadline is December 13 and the on-line application is available. If you are interested in working with me on Bayesian statistics  (model choice, time series model) or computational methods (SMC, MCMC, ABC, &c.) thru this call, please contact me at

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Playing with robots

May 3, 2011
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Playing with robots

My son would be extremely proud if I tell him I can spend hours building robots. Well, my robots are not as fancy as Dr Tenma's, but they usually do what I ask them to do. For instance, it is extremely simple to build a robot with R, to extract dat...

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Postdoc on adaptive MCMC in Paris

May 2, 2011
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Postdoc on adaptive MCMC in Paris

Although the official deadline is long past, I just became aware of this call for a postdoctoral position in Paris starting next Fall. Please feel free to apply: Summary Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods are currently a very active field of research. MCMC methods are sampling methods, based on Markov Chains which are

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Warming in Paris: minimas versus maximas ?

January 14, 2011
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Warming in Paris: minimas versus maximas ?

Recently, I received comments (here and on Twitter) about my previous graphs on the temperature in Paris. I mentioned in a comment (there) that studying extremas (and more generally quantiles or interquantile evolution) is not the same as studying ...

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More climate extremes, or simply global warming ?

January 12, 2011
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More climate extremes, or simply global warming ?

In the paper on the heat wave in Paris (mentioned here) I discussed changes in the distribution of temperature (and autocorrelation of the time series).During the workshop on Statistical Methods for Meteorology and Climate Change today (here) I o...

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