Brag Meeting 3rd August 2017

When: Thursday 3rd August 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This fortnight (3rd August) at 1pm room Y-801 Ace and Bulu will be presenting at our BRAG meeting. The topics are: Ace’s  talk: Report from Europe and Using ABCpy to estimate parameters in a queueing system I’ll start by annoying everyone with photos from Europe.…

Brag Meeting 20th July 2017

When: Thursday 20th July 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This fortnight (20th July) Earl and Aswi will be presenting at our BRAG meeting. The topics are: Earl’s  talk:  “Reversing Label switching” in the context of Bayesian mixture models. This is designed to be an interactive talk where participants are required to think about…

non-ongoing opportunities available for graduates, post-graduates or professional statisticians/methodologists in Methodology Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Re: non-ongoing opportunities available for graduates, post-graduates or professional statisticians/methodologists in Methodology Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics Methodology Division is currently seeking to fill a number of vacancies on a non-ongoing basis, for an initial period of up to six months. As a valued member of the Methodology Advisory Committee, I would be very grateful…

Brag Meeting 6th July 2017

When: Thursday 6th July 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:    Today (6th July) we have Paul presenting at our meeting. Paul will be presenting on “Title: Belief Propagation – Inference in Probabilistic Networks” We look forward to seeing you there! Best regards, Matt and Shovanur  

Brag Meeting 22nd June 2017

When: Thursday 22nd June 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:    This fortnight (8th June) we have Ben presenting at our meeting. Ben will be presenting on “Title: Visualising the roles of covariates in random forests” We will also check in on the ideas implemented since the last BRAG meeting. We look forward to seeing you there! Best regards,…

Brag Meeting 8th June 2017

When: Thursday 8th June 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:    This fortnight (8th June) we have Alan presenting at our meeting. A detail on his presentation is included below. “Title: Using R as a GIS: how to deal with spatial data types Description: Spatial statistics represents a significant focus for new research and applications…

Brag Meeting 25th May 2017

When: Thursday 25th May 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we will have two presentations by Matt and Jagath Matt’s talk: “Stan: A probabilistic programming language for Bayesian inference. Stan is a free open-source C++ program used for arbitrary user specified Bayesian models and can be called from Matlab, Python, R or Julia. I will give a brief introduction…