Brag Meeting 23rd November 2017

When: Thursday 23rd November 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  The fortnightly BRAG meeting will be held Thursday (23/11/2017) at 1 pm in the room Y801, GP. This week we have presentations by Jagath and Insha  Insha’s talk: “Title: Dirichlet process mixture models  Dirichlet process Mixture Models (non-parametric Bayesian mixture models, infinite mixture models) are widely used to identify latent…

Brag Meeting 9th November 2017

When: Thursday 9th November 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  The fortnightly BRAG meeting will be held Thursday (09/11/2017) at 1 pm in the room Y801, GP. This week we have presentations by Matt and Leah.  Details on their presentations are included below. Matt’s talk: “Title: Oxford to Paris  I’ll be summarising my recent trip and showing some…

Brag Meeting 26th October 2017

When: Thursday 26th October 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we will have two presentations by Anthony and Daniel.  Details on their presentations are: Anthony’s talk: “Title: Fast and Likelihood-Free Parameter Estimation for Dynamic Queueing Networks Important real-world systems such as airport terminals, manufacturing processes and hospitals are modeled with networks of queues. To…

Brag Meeting 12th October 2017

When: Thursday 12th October 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we have Trish and Shovanur presenting at our meeting. Details on their presentations are included below. Trish’s talk:   Methods for modelling multivariate longitudinal data from small heterogeneous samples, applied to childhood disability. Abstract: I am investigating methods for modelling developmental milestones of…

Brag Meeting 28th September 2017

When: Thursday 28th September 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  This week we have presenters Mahasen and Miles. Details on their presentations are included below. Mahasen:  “Creating an R package using Rcpp” Abstract: Sharing experiences in creating an  R package with Rcpp.” Miles: “This Thing Called Github” Abstract: Distraction, occasionally useful tool, or integral part of modern research? One man’s biased opinion. …

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…