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…

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…

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.…