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Workshop Programme

for period 30 Oct-3 Nov

Recent Advances in Monte Carlo Based Inference

30 Oct-3 Nov

Timetable

Monday 30 October
08:30-10:00 Registration SCB
10:00-10:05 Welcome address SCB
10:05-11:00 Tavar\'e, S (Cambridge) SCB
  Now you know your ABCs: examples and problems Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee SCB
11:30-12:30 Pettitt, T (Queensland) SCB
  From doubly intractable distributions via auxiliary variables to likelihood free inference Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Churchill College SCB
14:00-15:15 Balding, D (Imperial) SCB
  Some developments of ABC Sem 1
15:15-15:45 Tea SCB
15:45-17:00 Frigessi, A (Norwegian Computing Center) SCB
  Estimating functions in indirect inference Sem 1
17:00-18:00 Welcome Wine Reception SCB
18:15-18:45 Dinner at New Hall (Residents Only) SCB
Tuesday 31 October
09:00-10:00 Holmes, C (Oxford) SCB
  Population-based MC for sampling trans-dimensional Bayesian regression models Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Doucet, A (British Columbia) SCB
  Sequentially interacting Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee SCB
11:30-12:30 Cappe, O (ENST-TSI) SCB
  Adaptive population Monte Carlo Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Churchill College SCB
14:00-15:15 Ghahramani, Z (Cambridge) SCB
  Deterministic alternatives to MCMC Sem 1
15:15-15:45 Tea SCB
15:45-17:00 Poster session SCB
18:15-18:45 Dinner at New Hall (Residents Only) SCB
Wednesday 01 November
09:00-10:00 Iba, Y (ISM, Tokyo) SCB
  Applications of extended ensemble Monte Carlo Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Leslie, D (Bristol) SCB
  Sequential Monte Carlo for Generalized Linear Mixed Models Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee SCB
11:30-12:30 Johnson, T (Edinburgh) SCB
  A sequential importance sampler for reconstructing genetic pedigrees Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Churchill College SCB
14:00-15:15 Roberts, G (Lancaster) SCB
  Retrospective sampling Sem 1
15:15-15:45 Tea SCB
15:45-17:00 Andrieu, C (Bristol) SCB
  The expected auxiliary variable method for Monte Carlo simulation Sem 1
18:15-18:45 Dinner at New Hall (Residents Only) SCB
Thursday 02 November
09:00-10:00 Chopin, N (Bristol) SCB
  Extensions of the CE method for statistical analysis Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Mackay, D (Cambridge) SCB
  Nested sampling Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee SCB
11:30-12:30 Crisan, D (Imperial) SCB
  Sequential Monte Carlo methods: can we replace the resampling step? Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Churchill College SCB
14:00-15:15 Papaspiliopoulos, O (Lancaster) SCB
  Importance sampling for diffusion processes Sem 1
15:15-15:45 Tea SCB
15:45-17:00 Wilkinson, D (Newcastle) SCB
  Bayesian inference for nonlinear multivariate diffusion processes Sem 1
18:00-19:30 CUP Bookshop Reception SCB
20:00-18:00 Conference Dinner at Peterhouse (Dining Hall) SCB
Friday 03 November
09:00-10:00 Frenkel, D (FOM-Institute) SCB
  Configurationally-Biased MC and Virtual-move parallel tempering Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Green, P (Bristol) SCB
  Branching process Monte Carlo Sem 1
11:00-11:30 Coffee SCB
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Churchill College SCB
14:00-15:15 Wales, D (Cambridge) SCB
  Sampling the energy landscape: thermodynamics and rates Sem 1
15:15-15:45 Tea SCB
15:45-17:00 L'Ecuyer, P (Montreal) SCB
  Randomized quasi-Monte Carlo for Markov Chains Sem 1
18:15-18:45 Dinner at New Hall (Residents Only) SCB
Other Seminars
Seminars in the University
National and International Scientific Research Meetings

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