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.…

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…

Brag Meeting 16th March 2017

When: Thursday 16th March 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  Pubudu Thilan will be presenting on The Impact of Color to Gray-scale Conversion and Image Resolution in Face Recognition In face recognition, with reliance on principle component analysis (PCA), oftentimes grayscale images are utilized because of their simplicity and achieved reduction in data load requirements especially in comparison to…

Special Brag Meeting Tuesday 8th March 2017

When: Tuesday 8th March 2017, 10:00-13:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  We have a special BRAG meeting this week.  Professor Arul Earnest from Monash University will be visiting and at this meeting he will give a presentation of his work and each of us will give 2-3 minute synopsis of our project. It will be a good opportunity…

Brag Meeting 2nd March 2017

When: Thursday 2nd March 2017, 13:00-14:00. Location: GP-Y801. Included in meeting:  Professor Jim Albert will be joining us. He is currently visiting ACEMS. It is a good opportunity for us to meet with him and ask any question we might have related to his research. Here is a short intro of Prof. Jim Albert:  “Jim Albert…