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Bayesian methods for networks


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25th July 2016 to 27th July 2016
Francois Caron
Emily B Fox
Zoubin Ghahramani
Peter Hoff
Chris Holmes
Sofia Olhede
Peter Orbanz
Patrick Wolfe

Organisers: François Caron (University of Oxford), Emily Fox (University of Washington), Zoubin Ghahramani (University of Cambridge), Peter Hoff (University of Washington), Chris Holmes (University of Oxford), Peter Orbanz (Columbia University)

Workshop Theme

Bayesian models of networks and of relational data have a long history in statistics and machine learning. The Bayesian approach provides a natural framework to construct statistical network models from structured parametric or nonparametric probabilistic models, and infer its parameters.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts on topics such as Bayesian inference of network parameters, exchangeable models of networks and relational data, latent variable models of user preferences, and other aspects of this diverse field.

Deadline for applications: 02 May 2016

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Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.



Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £166
  • Student Registration Package: £136

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £384

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation from the evening of Sunday 24th July 2016 to breakfast on Wednesday 27th July 2016, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Tuesday 26th July at Emmanuel College . Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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