workshop in Columbia [day 3]

September 26, 2011 | xi'an

Although this was only a half-day of talks, the third day of the workshop was equally thought-challenging and diverse.  (I managed to miss the ten first minutes by taking a Line 3 train to 125th street, having overlooked the earlier split from Line 1… Crossing south Harlem on a Sunday morning is ... [Read more...]

Bayes-250, Edinburgh [day 2]

September 6, 2011 | xi'an

After a terrific run this morning to the top of Arthur’s Seat, and then around (the ribs are feeling fine, now!), the Bayes-250 talks were exhilarating and challenging. Jim Smith gave an introduction to the challenges of getting different experts to collaborate on a complex risk assessment, much in ... [Read more...]

Latent Gaussian Models im Zürich [day 2]

February 6, 2011 | xi'an

The second day at the Latent Gaussian Models workshop in Zürich was equally interesting. Among the morning talks, let me mention Daniel Bové who gave a talk connected with the hyper-g prior paper he wrote with Leo Held (commented in an earlier post) and the duo of Janine Illian ... [Read more...]

Trip to Lyon

January 20, 2011 | xi'an

This was my first trip to Lyon in about… 35 years, I think, but I did not have much time to tour the city! My original plan was to go climbing with Ivan near La Meije right after the talk, but our respective knees were hurting for the past week at ...
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Adap’skiii [latest]

December 13, 2010 | xi'an

Just to point out there still is room for more participants to the Adap’skiii workshop! We have now reached 60 participants for this Utah workshop and would welcome more, quite obviously! All participants are also free to present a poster on the evening of the 4th, in the bar. Filed ... [Read more...]

ZAT! 2010

November 13, 2010 | romain francois

Tomorrow is the last day to enjoy the first edition of Montpellier's ZAT! (Zones Artistiques Temporaires). I was there this afternoon and tonight, but I found it much more picture worthy tonight: Other people have also taken pictures and sha... [Read more...]

JSM 2010 [day 2]

August 3, 2010 | xi'an

After a very good early run in Stanley Park, I went to a morning session on new statistical challenges in genetics, but unfortunately could not keep focussed enough (due to a very short night, still being not tuned to Pacific time!) so I ended up chatting with Sid Chib at ...
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Bugs [genuine]

July 21, 2010 | xi'an

Nothing related with programming, I am afraid! Just a few bugs visiting my passion vine… I find the green bugs quite interesting with their back “engravings”, even though they are most likely pests … Filed under: pictures, ...
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CoRe in CiRM [end]

July 17, 2010 | xi'an

Back home after those two weeks in CiRM for our “research in pair” invitation to work on the new edition of Bayesian Core, I am very grateful for the support we received from CiRM and through it from SMF and CNRS. Being “locked” away in such a remote place brought ...
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CoRe in CiRM [6]

July 15, 2010 | xi'an

This is the last day at CiRM for our “research in pair” working on the new edition of Bayesian Core. I mostly completed the revision of the chapter on Bayesian imaging, including stuff on Markov random fields and mainly on ABC algorithms. All that remains to be done about this ...
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Core in CiRM [1]

July 6, 2010 | xi'an

Jean-Michel Marin and myself have thus started our “research in pair” in CIRM, Luminy, for a fortnight. We are working on the second edition of Bayesian Core and, despite working round the clock on the project (except for a one hour run around Mont Puget this morning), we are not ...
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Posterior likelihood

March 6, 2010 | xi'an

At the Edinburgh mixture estimation workshop, Murray Aitkin presented his proposal to compare models via the posterior distribution of the likelihood ratio. As already commented in a post last July, the positive aspect of looking at this quantity rather than at the Bayes factor is that the priors are then ... [Read more...]

An email about mixtures

March 4, 2010 | xi'an

As a coincidence, or not, I received the following email just before starting our mixture estimation workshop (the above is Ben Nevis on Monday, whose skyline really looks like a three component mixture!) and giving a discussion on label switching: I am implementing a Markov-Chain Monte Carlo method for Gibbs ... [Read more...]
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