Brag Meeting – Thursday 1st June 2023

The fortnightly BRAG meeting will be held this Thursday 01/06 at 1 pm via Zoom/GP-Y801. This week we will have presentations by @Edgar and @Joshua. Zoom Link: https://qut.zoom.us/j/86982060024?pwd=dHFHdm44R2NjYWNEbWhwTmFWQ09PZz09 Password: brag@QUT (if prompted) Edgar’s talk Title: Unsupervised anomaly detection in spatio-temporal stream network data Authors: Joint work with Jay M. Ver Hoef, Erin E. Peterson, James…

Special BRAG session, Thursday 18th May 2023

SPECIAL BRAG will be held this Thursday 18/05 at 1 pm via Zoom/GP-Y801.  What’s a SPECIAL BRAG? In these sessions, presenters will have 10-15 minutes to discuss their research, with a focus on work that is close or already published. Following the presentation, an external reviewer/assessor/panelist/colleague (the discussant) will have an additional 10-15 minutes to summarize…

SMC Down Under – July 2023

Just wanted to share an exciting workshop coming to QUT. Details below. SMC Down Under is a workshop on sequential Monte Carlo at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia from 10-13 July. The workshop will bring together the SMC community to discuss the theory and practice of sequential Monte Carlo. The workshop will consist…

Brag Meeting – Thursday 4th May 2023

The fortnightly BRAG meeting will be held this Thursday 04/05 at 1 pm via Zoom/GP-Y801. This week we will have presentations by @Dilishiya and Harry. Zoom Link: https://qut.zoom.us/j/86982060024?pwd=dHFHdm44R2NjYWNEbWhwTmFWQ09PZz09 Password: brag@QUT (if prompted)  Dilishiya’s Talk Title: Model-robust Bayesian design through Generalised Additive Models for monitoring submerged shoals Abstract:  Bayesian designs are generally found by maximising the expectation of a utility function with…

Brag Meeting Thursday 6th April 2023

The fortnightly BRAG meeting will be held this Thursday 06/04 at 1 pm via Zoom/GP-Y801. This week we will have presentations by @Matt and @Sarah. Zoom Link: https://qut.zoom.us/j/86982060024?pwd=dHFHdm44R2NjYWNEbWhwTmFWQ09PZz09 Password: brag@QUT (if prompted)  Matt’s Talk Title: Coupling methods in MCMC Abstract:  A natural idea to improve computational challenges in Bayesian computation is to run multiple MCMC chains in parallel. Unfortunately, as each…