2nd Jaguar Conservation trip to Peru

Virtual reality helps protect Amazon Jaguars: Amazon Jaguar Project Attracts Worldwide Attention Professor Kerrie Mengersen led a team into the Amazon jungle in Peru late last year. The aim of the project was to combine mathematical statistical modelling with new, virtual reality technology in an effort to track and, hopefully, save the jaguar population in Peru. Kerrie…

Brag Meeting 7th July 2016

When: Thursday 7th July 2016, 15:00-16:00. Location: GP-H405 Guest speaker Andreas Futschik presenting at 3pm  This Thursday we have guest speaker Andreas Futschik presenting at 3pm, which will replace our standard BRAG meeting for the fortnight. We will start our new BRAG presentation schedule next fortnight. Andreas Futschik (JKU Linz Austria) will be giving a talk this…

BRAG PhD Student Earl Duncan attended ISBA 2016

BRAG PhD Student Earl Duncan attended the ISBA 2016 World meeting in Sardinia, Italy  and presented a poster Space-time models for unusual and unstable trends in mammography utilisation Bayesian spatiotemporal modelling for identifying unusual and unstable trends in mammography utilisation Earl W Duncan Nicole M White Kerrie Mengersen Abstract Objectives To compare two Bayesian models capable…

MOOC Watch: Part 4 commences 27th June: New free online course explains big data

MOOC Watch: New free online course explains big data. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is launching four free courses on big data with the UK-based massive open online course (MOOC) provider FutureLearn.  The four short courses, each requiring only four hours study over two weeks, are from the university’s Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers. The…

Brag Meeting 23rd June 2016

When: Thursday 23rd June 2016, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting: Bayesian tip sessions This fortnight at BRAG we are continuing with Bayesian tips. Marcela, Sam and Paula have generously offered to give us presentations. We will also be discussing what people would like to see in future meetings, so please come along with some ideas to discuss…

Free Book Download

Bayesian Networks & BayesiaLab: A Practical Introduction for Researchers By Stefan Conrady and Lionel Jouffe 385 pages, 433 illustrations Download your free copy today. http://www.bayesia.com/bayesialab-book Table of Contents 1. Introduction All Roads Lead to Bayesian Networks A Map of Analytic Modeling 2. Bayesian Network Theory A Non-Causal Bayesian Network Example A Causal Network Example A Dynamic Bayesian…

Brag Meeting 9th June 2016

When: Thursday 9th June 2016, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting: Bayesian tip sessions This Thursday the theme for BRAG is writing tips. Earl, Nick and Leah will be sharing with the groups some tips we have learnt from our own academic writing.