Statistics Seminars

Autumn Term 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017
12-1pm, M113 

Laurens de Haan (Erasmus University Rotterdam)                         
A bootstrap result in extreme value theory

Spring Term 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017
1-2pm, M113

Axel Finke (UCL)
Approximate Smoothing and Parameter Estimation in
High-Dimensional State-Space Models


Wednesday, 8 February 2017 
1-2pm, M113

Felipe Medina Aguayo (Reading)
Approximate MCMC, sacrificing exactness for speed 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017
11am-1pm, Miller G19 

Philip Maybank (Reading)
Fast approximate Bayesian inference for stable differential equation models

William Penny (UCL)
Bayesian inference for brain connectivity modelling

Friday, 3 March 2017
1-2pm, M113 

Departmental Colloquium:

Daniel Lawson (University of Bristol)
The mathematics behind fine-scale personal ancestry inference, and what it can tell us

See Distinguished Colloquium for further details.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017
11-12am, M212 
Murray Pollock (Warwick)
Exact Bayesian Inference for Big Data 
Friday, 10 March 2017
1-2pm, M113 

Gilles Stupfler (Nottingham)
Improved estimators of extreme Wang distortion risk measures

Autumn Term 2016

9 December 2016          
1-2pm, M113                      
Dr Reza Drikvandi (Imperial College) 
Assessing the random effects and their distribution in mixed models

Spring Term 2016

27 January 2016
1-2pm, M113
Dr Azim Ansari (University of Oxford)
A Bayesian statistical method to divide a phylogeny into phenotypically distinct lineages
17 February 2016
2-3pm, M113
Joint event with CINN - Statistical Neuroscience
Prof Sofia Olhede (UCL and the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science)
Big Data in Time
21 March 2016
full day event 
Statistics in Weather and Climate
(joint event with the MPECDT, RSS Reeading Local Group & RSS General Applications Section) 
19 April 2016 
Nike Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building
Afternoon Meeting on Bayesian Computation (joint event with RSS Reading Local Group) 

Spring Term 2015

21 January 2015
2-6 pm (provisional times)
Palmer Building 103 

Joint event with RSS Reading Local Group: Afternoon Meeting on Bayesian Computation

Speakers: Prof. Christophe Andrieu, University of Bristol, Prof. Christian Robert, Université Paris-Dauphine and University of Warwick, Dr. Richard Everitt, University of Reading, Dr. Dennis Prangle, University of Reading

25 February 2015
2-3 pm
Room M113 
Dr Daniel Wilson (University of Oxford)
Statistical Genomics
11 March 2015
2-4 pm
RH Lecture Theatre, JJ Thomson Building
Joint event with CINN - Statistical Neuroscience
Prof Thomas Nichols (University of Warwick and Prof Sofia Olhede (UCL)

Autumn Term 2014

17 December  Dr Elske van der Vaart (University of Reading)
Approximate Bayesian computation for agent based models 


Spring Term 2014

Thursday 30 January 2014
2-3 pm
Room  212, Mathematics Building 
Christopher Drovandi (Queensland University
of Technology
Bayesian Indirect Inference
Thursday 13 February 2014
2-3 pm
Room G19, Miller Building 
Bethany Dearlove (University of Cambridge)
Modelling the Genetic Epidemiology of Human Pathogens
Thursday 20 February 2014
2-3 pm
Room 175, HUMSS Building 
Bill Browne (University of Bristol)
Stat-JR - history, interoperability an deBooks 
Monday 24th February 2014
12-1 pm
Room GU01, Meteorology 

Adrian Raftery (University of Washington and University College Dublin)
Probabilistic Weather Forecasting: Recent Developments in Bayesian Model Averaging 

Autumn Term 2013

Thursday 21 November 2013 

2-3 pm
Room 1L04, Agriculture Building

Michael Weniger (University of Bonn)
Stochastic Parametrization: A Rigorous Approach to the
3D Primitive Equations

This is a joint seminar with DARC.

Thursday 28 November 2013

3-4 pm
Room 1L16, Agriculture Building 

Simon White (MRC Biostatistics Unit) 

Compensation: the effect of changes in brain structure on
interacting behavioural and cognitive measures

This is a joint seminar with CINN.

Friday 6 December 2013

2-6 pm
Room 107, Palmer Building

Afternoon Meeting on Bayesian Computation

(organised jointly with the local group of the
Royal Statistical Society)

For further details please contact Richard Everitt or Jochen Broecker.




Previous Statistics Seminars:

Summer Term 2013

Thursday 6 June 2013
10 am

GU01, Meteorology Building

Simon Maskell (Liverpool)
Recent Advances in Particle Filters for High Dimensional Non-linear Non-Gaussian Inference

This is a joint seminar with DARC.

Spring Term 2013

14 January 2013 

Darren Wilkinson (Newcastle)
Bayesian inference for Markov processes with application to biochemical
network dynamics

12 February 2013

1-2 pm (Tuesday)  
Room M314

Thordis L. Thorarinsdottir, Norwegian Computing Center
Bayesian model selection for cluster point process models

18 March 2013

Krzysztof Latuszynski (Warwick)
Continuous time Sequential Importance Sampling for Irreducible Diffusions

Autumn Term 2012

25 October 2012 

Dario Spano (Warwick)
Dependent gamma random measures with canonical correlations 

01 November 2012 

Fiona Underwood (Reading)
Monitoring the illegal ivory trade: Bayesian hierarchical modelling of
illegal ivory seizure data 

29 November 2012 

Richard Everitt (Reading)
Bayesian parameter estimation for latent Markov random fields and social networks 


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