# AISTATS 2014 / MLSS tutorial

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**H**ere are the slides of the tutorial on ABC methods I gave yesterday at both AISTAST 2014 and MLSS. (I actually gave a tutorial at another MLSS a few years ago, on the pretty island of Berder in Brittany, next to Vannes.) They are definitely similar to previous talks and tutorials I delivered on this topic of ABC algorithms, with only the last part being original (if unpublished yet). And even then: as Michael Gutmann from the University of Helsinki pointed out to me at the end of my talk, there are similarities between the classification method he exposed at MCMSki 4 in Chamonix and our use of random forests. Before my talk, I attended the tutorial of Roderick Murray-Smith from the University of Glasgow, on *Machine learning and Human Computer Interaction*, which was just stunning in its breadth, range of applications, and mastering of multimedia tools. Making me feel like a perfectly inadequate follower…

Filed under: Mountains, R, Statistics, University life Tagged: ABC, ABC model choice, AISTATS 2014, Berder, Brittany, Iceland, machine learning, MLSS, Reykjavik, summary statistics, Vannes

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