Brag Meeting 14th September 2017

When: Thursday 14th September 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we have special presenters Richard Boys and Stephen Johnson of Newcastle University presenting. They will be in the office for the remainder of the week and fly back to the UK on the 18th September. Details on their presentations are included below. Stephen…

Brag Meeting 31st August 2017

When: Thursday 31st August 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we have Brodie and Pubudu presenting at our meeting. Details on their presentations are included below. Pubudu’s talk: “The title is: Importance Sampling using Laplace Approximation Abstract: Most of the estimation techniques are based on direct sampling from the distribution of interest. However, there…

Brag Meeting 17th August 2017

When: Thursday 17th August 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we have Brigitte and Ziwen presenting at our meeting. Details on their presentations are included below. Brigitte’s talk: “The title is: Using Boosted Regression Trees and remotely sensed data to drive decision-making Abstract: Analysing Big Data is challenging due to the way they…

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…

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,…