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…

Call for Abstracts: Bayes on the Beach 13-15 Nov 2017

Bayes on the Beach 2017 13th – 15th  November, 2017 Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Abstract submission is now OPEN: Visit Bayes on the Beach 2017 for further information. Please submit your abstract to bob.admin@qut.edu.au  by 18 August 2017. Bayesian Research and Applications Group (BRAG) warmly invite you to a meeting of people involved or interested in…

Brag Meeting 11th May 2017

When: Thursday 11th May 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we will have two presentations by Leah and Marcela. Leah’s talk:  “I will give an introduction to RcppArmadillo. Rcpp is a popular package in R which allows you to combine your R code with C++ code, which can be a lot faster. The more…

Brag Meeting 27th April 2017

When: Thursday 27th April 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  We have two special visitors for the Brag meeting tomorrow, Scott Sisson’s (UNSW) PhD students: Jaslene Lin and Tom Whitaker.  They are visiting us to work with Kerrie and Sam Clifford on some symbolic data analysis work, looking specifically at histograms of air quality data.…

PhD Final Seminar – Cathy Hargrave

The development of a clinical decision-making framework for image guided radiation therapy Student: Cathy Hargrave When: Wednesday, 26th April 2017 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Where: GP-S Block, Level 3, Room 301 Supervisors: Kerrie Mengersen (Principal) Fiona Harden Michael Poulsen Panel Members: Kerrie Mengersen (Chair) Fiona Harden Michael Poulsen Tomasz Bednarz Nicole White Abstract: Radiation therapy is fundamental to…

Brag Meeting 13th April 2017

When: Thursday 13th April 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  At this meeting, Max Glonek and Peter Mathews will be joining us. They are currently visiting from University of Adelaide as part of the ACEMS student collaboration program. They will be giving presentations about their research. Their research topics are the following: Peter:  I study…

PhD Final Seminar – Nicholas Tierney

Statistical Modelling and Analysis of Structured Data Student: Nick Tierney When: Wednesday, 12th April 2017 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Where: GP-C Block, Level 4, Room 405 Supervisors: D/Prof Kerrie Mengersen (Principal) Prof Antonietta Mira Prof Angelo Aurichhio Panel Members: D/Prof Kerrie Mengersen (Chair) Dr Paul Wu Prof Adrian Barnett Abstract:   The overall aim of this thesis is…