# Statistics Seminar

Showing all archived events in this series.

**Friday 18th November 15:00-16:00Maths 116**

### A first approach to Fuzzy Multi-Objective Shortest Path Problems

Irene Marinas (University of Oviedo, Spain)

**Monday 14th November 13:00-14:00Maths 311B**

### Understanding building energy efficiency and tree preservation order by using administrative/emerging urban big data and deep learning

Qunshan Zhao (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 14th October 13:00-14:00Maths 311B and Zoom**

### Helping biomedical scientists read the vast research literature using machine learning and natural language processing

Jake Lever (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 7th October 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Advanced Bayesian regression and dynamic network modelling

Abdul Salam (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

**Friday 30th September 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Towards intelligent operation and maintenance in large-scale sustainable energy systems

Yingying Zhao (Fudan University )

**Friday 16th September 15:00-16:00Boyd Orr 420**

### Structured prior distributions for the covariance matrix in latent factor models

Sarah Heaps (Durham University)

**Thursday 7th July 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Two applications of the variational form of Bayes theorem

Håvard Rue (KAUST)

**Friday 1st July 15:00-16:00Zoom **

### COMBSS: Best Subset Selection via Continuous Optimization

Samuel Muller (Macquarie University)

**Wednesday 1st June 15:00-16:00Zoom **

### Fixing fixed-effects meta-analysis: some theoretical and practical advances

Kenneth Rice (University of Washington)

**Friday 20th May 11:00-12:00Zoom **

### The tale of experimental designs

Emi Tanaka (Monash University )

**Friday 6th May 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### The All Possible Comparisons (APC)-criterion for the Analysis of Screening Experiments

Abu Zar Md Shafiullah (University of Dhaka )

**Friday 29th April 15:00-16:00Zoom **

### Spatial capture-recapture density estimation with latent, partial, and erroneous individual identity

Ben Augustine (USGS)

**Friday 8th April 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### High-performance importance sampling schemes for Bayesian inference

Víctor Elvira (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 25th March 13:00-14:00Zoom **

### Generating Causal Explanations for Graph Neural Networks

Wanyu Lin (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

**Friday 11th March 15:00-16:00Zoom **

### Going with flow: transport methods and neural networks for sequential Monte Carlo methods

Yunpeng Li (University of Surrey )

**Friday 25th February 15:00-16:00TBA**

### Explaining Artificial Intelligence: Contrastive Explanations for AI Black Boxes and What People Think of Them

Mark Keane (University College Dublin )

**Friday 11th February 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Statistical methods for nowcasting daily hospital deaths from COVID-19

Oliver Stoner

**Friday 28th January 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Computational Metabolomics as a game of Battleships

Vinny Davies (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 14th January 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Probabilistic energy forecasting: successes and challenges

Jethro Browell

**Friday 10th December, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Identification of Underlying Partial Differential Equations from Noisy Data with Splines

**Friday 26th November, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Distributed Learning of Finite Gaussian Mixtures

Jiahua Chen (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

**Friday 12th November, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### The Concept of Statistical Evidence

Michael Evans (University of Toronto, Canada)

**Friday 29th October, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Mathematical modeling to inform policy: COVID-19 in Illinois

Jaline Geraldine (Northwestern University, Illinois, USA)

**Friday 15th October, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Collaborative Healthcare Innovation through Mathematics, Engineering and AI

Rebecca Shipley and her group (University College London)

**Friday 1st October, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Emulating Stochastic Computer Models (and using Deterministic Models to do so).

Evan Baker (University of Exeter)

**Friday 17th September, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Latent multinomial models for capture-recapture data with latent identification

Wei Zhang (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 2nd July, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### A Systematic Review of Multiagent Systems and Regulatory Networks

Adriano Werhli (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil)

**Friday 25th June, 2021 15:00-16:00 https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Diffusion based Gaussian processes on restricted domains

David Dunson (Duke University, North Carolina, USA)

**Friday 4th June, 2021 15:00-16:00 https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Intrusive Uncertainty Quantification for Hyperbolic Equations

Ryan McClarren (University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

**Friday 28th May, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Automating cardiac MRI

Cian Scannel (King's College London)

**Friday 21st May, 2021 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Statistical Inference and Uncertainty Quantification in Cardio-physiological Modelling

SoftMech-SET (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 14th May, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Optimal experimental design for inverse problems governed by PDEs with reducible model uncertainty

Alen Alexanderian (North Carolina State University)

**Friday 7th May, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### On the effects of vascular network size for hemodynamic parameter inference

Mitchel Colebank (North Carolina State University)

**Friday 30th April, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Understanding Scientific Processes via Sequential History Matching and Emulation of Computer Models

Samuel Jackson (University of Southampton)

**Friday 23rd April, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.icms.org.uk/events/event/?id=1096**

### Challenges in Markov chain Monte Carlo for Bayesian neural networks

Theodore Papamarkou (University of Manchester)

**Friday 26th March, 2021 15:00-16:00 ZOOM: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Robustness and interpretability of Bayesian neural networks

Guido Sanguinetti (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

**Friday 19th March, 2021 15:00-16:00ZOOM: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Causal regularization

Ernst Wit (Università della Svizzera italiana)

**Friday 12th March, 2021 15:00-16:00 ZOOM: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Multi-task Dynamical Systems

Chris Williams (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 5th March, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Replication or Exploration? Sequential Design for Stochastic Simulation Experiments

Robert Gramacy (Virginia Tech, USA)

**Friday 26th February, 2021 15:00-16:00 https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### On MCMC for variationally sparse Gaussian processes: A pseudo-marginal approach

Sara Wade (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 19th February, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Intrinsic Gaussian processes on nonlinear manifolds and point clouds

Mu Niu (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 12th February, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Improved network reconstruction with shrinkage-based Gaussian graphical models

Bernal Arzola (University of Groningen)

**Friday 12th February, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Improved network reconstruction with shrinkage-based Gaussian graphical models

Bernal Arzola (University of Groningen)

**Friday 5th February, 2021 15:00-16:00ZOOM: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Assessing model mismatch and model selection in a Bayesian uncertainty quantification analysis of a fluid-dynamics model of pulmonary blood circulation

Mihaela Paun (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 29th January, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Gaussian process enhanced semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation: parameter inference in a stochastic differential equation system for chemotaxis

Agnieszka Borowska (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 22nd January, 2021 15:00-16:00https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MNW32H/**

### Stochastic modelling of COVID-19 spread in Italy

Luca Del Core (University of Groningen)

**Thursday 10th December, 2020 18:00-19:00Maths 311B**

### Understanding infectious disease transmission and control - a view from the coalface

Christl Donnelly (Imperial College London)

**Friday 4th December, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### To integrated models ... and beyond …

Ruth King (University of Edinburgh)

**Thursday 3rd December, 2020 12:00-13:30Zoom**

### EXTERNAL: Using geometry to form identifiable latent variable models and Isometric Gaussian Process Latent Variable Model

Søren Hauberg & Martin Jørgensen

**Friday 27th November, 2020 15:00-16:00Via Zoom**

### Drought risk analysis for forested landscapes: Project PRAFOR

Mark Brewer and Marcel van Oijen (BIOSS and CEH)

**Friday 20th November, 2020 15:30-16:30Zoom**

### Introduction of standardised tobacco packaging and minimum excise tax in the UK: a prospective study

Nicole Augustin and Rosemary Hiscock (University of Edinburgh and University of Bath)

**Thursday 19th November, 2020 12:00-13:00Zoom**

### EXTERNAL: Bayesian model-based clustering in high dimensions

Paul Kirk (MRC Biostatistics Unit)

**Friday 13th November, 2020 15:00-16:00Via Zoom**

### CANCELLED

Glenna Nightingale (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 6th November, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Diagonal distributions

Manuele Leonelli (IE University)

**Monday 2nd November, 2020 13:00-14:00Zoom**

### External seminar: Dark Data: Why What You Don’t Know Matters

David J. Hand (Imperial College London)

**Friday 30th October, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### A collaborative project to monitor and improve engagement in talking therapies.

Theresa Smith (University of Bath)

**Thursday 22nd October, 2020 16:00-17:00Zoom**

### Modelling systematic effects and latent phenomena in point referenced data.

Charlotte Jones-Todd (University of Aukland)

**Friday 16th October, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### CLARITY - Comparing heterogeneous data using dissimiLARITY

Daniel Lawson (University of Bristol)

**Friday 9th October, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Bayesian space-time gap filling for inference on extreme hot-spots: an application to Red Sea surface temperatures

Daniella Castro Camilo (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 2nd October, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Environmental DNA as a monitoring tool at a single and multi-species level

Eleni Matechou (University of Kent)

**Friday 25th September, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Predictions of COVID-19 dynamics in the UK: short-term forecasting, analysis of potential exit strategies and impact of contact networks

Ed Hill (University of Warwick)

**Thursday 17th September, 2020 10:00-11:00Zoom**

### Statistical Machine Learning for Spatio-Temporal Forecasting

Andrew Zammit Mangion (University of Wollongong)

**Thursday 6th August, 2020 14:00-15:00Zoom**

### Towards More Flexible Models for Count Data

Helen Ogden (University of Southampton)

**Thursday 9th July, 2020 15:00-16:00Zoom**

### Spatially-coupled hidden Markov models for short-term wind speed forecasting

Vianey Leos-Barajas (University of Troronto)

**Thursday 18th June, 2020 14:00-15:00Zoom**

### Autonomous Oceanographic Sampling Designs Using Excursion Sets for Multivariate Gaussian random fields

Jo Eidsvik (NTNU)

**Thursday 4th June, 2020 14:00-15:00Zoom**

### Getting the most out of other people's R sessions

Colin Gillespie (University of Newcastle)

**Thursday 28th May, 2020 13:00-14:00Zoom**

### CANCELLED: Introduction of standardised tobacco packaging and minimum excise tax in the UK: a prospective study

Nicole Augustin (University of Edinburgh)

**Thursday 21st May, 2020 14:00-15:00Via Zoom**

### Who Are the "Crowd"? Learning from Large but Patchy Samples

Ana Basiri (UCL)

**Friday 15th May, 2020 14:30-15:00Zoom link in description**

### Would most Covid-19 victims have died soon, without the virus?

Dirk Husmeier (University of Glasgow)

**Thursday 14th May, 2020 14:00-15:00Via Zoom**

### Consensus clustering based on pivotal methods

Roberta Pappda (University of Trieste)

**Thursday 7th May, 2020 16:00-17:00Via Zoom**

### CANCELLED: Applications of the Halton Sequence for Spatially Balanced Sampling of Natural Resources

Paul van Dam-Bates (University of St Andrews)

**Thursday 23rd April, 2020 10:00-11:00Via Zoom**

### Advancements of non-Gaussian random fields for statistical inversion

Neil Chada (National University of Singapore)

**Monday 30th March, 2020 14:00-15:00Maths 311B**

### POSTPONED: High-performance importance sampling schemes for Bayesian inference

Victor Elvira (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 20th March, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### POSTPONED: A Spliced Gamma-Generalized Pareto Model for Short-Term Extreme Wind Speed Probabilistic Forecasting

Daniela Castro Camilo (University of Glasgow)

**Thursday 19th March, 2020 17:30-18:30Social and Public Health Sciences Unit**

### CANCELLED: RGlasgow meets RSS Environmental Stats Section

**Thursday 12th March, 2020 18:00-19:00Room LT908, University of Strathclyde**

### RSS Glasgow: Dirk Husmeier, Statistical Inference in Cardiac Mechanics

**Friday 28th February, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian inference for multi-strain epidemics with application to Escherichia coli O157:H7 in feedlot cattle

Panayiota Touloupou (University of Warwick)

**Friday 14th February, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### YouTube lectures + online exercises = happier students?

Jeremy Singer and Alex Pancheva (School of Computing Science)

**Monday 10th February, 2020 14:00-15:00Maths 311B**

### Open population spatial capture-recapture

Richard Glennie (University of St Andrews)

**Friday 31st January, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Integrating citizen science data sets to estimate bird population dynamics

Philipp Boersch-Supan (British Trust for Ornithology)

**Friday 24th January, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### LTS seminar

Mitchum, Marnie and Colette (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 17th January, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Computationally Efficient Multivariate Changepoint Detection with Subsets

Rebecca Killick (Lancaster University)

**Thursday 9th January, 2020 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Change point localization in dependent dynamic nonparametric random dot product graphs

Yi Yu (University of Warwick)

**Friday 13th December, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Blended and online learning in CoSE: a quick tour of engaging students via Blended Learning techniques in Science and Engineering

Ute Barrett (School of Psychology, University of Glasgow)

**Tuesday 10th December, 2019 14:00-15:00Maths 311B**

### Approximation by finite mixtures of continuous density functions that vanish at infinity

Hien Nguyen (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

**Friday 6th December, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Contributions to approximate Bayesian Inference

Alexander Buchholz (MRC Biostatistics Unit)

**Wednesday 20th November, 2019 13:00-14:00Maths 110**

### SaT (smoothing and thresholding) segmentation methodology

Xiaohao Cai (UCL)

**Friday 15th November, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data

Claus Mayer (BIOSS/University of Glasgow)

**Friday 8th November, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Semiparametric Bernstein-von Mises theorem for a nonregular model under a mixture prior

Natalia Bochkina (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 8th November, 2019 14:00-15:00Seminar Room 4222, Sir Alwyn Williams Building**

### EXTERNAL: Statistical emulation of cardiac mechanics

Dirk Husmeier (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 1st November, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### On a novel statistical method for isoform quantification using RNA-seq data

Indranil Mukhopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute)

**Friday 25th October, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian Modelling Frameworks for Under-Reporting and Delayed Reporting in Count Data

Oliver Stoner (University of Exeter)

**Friday 18th October, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Useful Moodle (or non-Moodle) features for statistical teaching

Marnie Low and Gary Napier (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 11th October, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Stochastic modelling, simulation and analysis of dynamic biological systems: the NF-κB case study

Giorgos Minas (University of St Andrews)

**Friday 4th October, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Efficient Bayesian inference in ecology and systems biology

Ben Swallow (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 27th September, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### High-Dimensional Macroeconomic Forecasting Using Message Passing Algorithms

Dimitris Korobilis (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow)

**Thursday 26th September, 2019 17:00-19:00Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde**

### EXTERNAL: Transforming Health and Social Care Publications in Scotland

**Friday 20th September, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Sometimes all we have left are pictures and fear

Dan Simpson (University of Toronto)

**Friday 30th August, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Comparing spatial models in the presence of spatial smoothing

Earl Duncan (Queensland University of Technology)

**Friday 7th June, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Nonparametric Bayesian Modelling of Event Data

Gordon Ross (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 3rd May, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian Cluster Analysis: Point Estimation and Credible Balls

Sara Wade (University of Edinburgh)

**Monday 29th April, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Variable selection for latent class analysis with application to low back pain diagnosis

Brendan Murphy (University College Dublin)

**Friday 29th March, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Multi-armed bandit for species discovery: a Bayesian nonparametric approach

Marco Battiston (University of Lancaster)

**Friday 15th March, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian mixtures of multiple scale distributions

Florence Forbes (INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes)

**Friday 8th March, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian imputation of missing variables across heterogeneous datasets, implemented in a user-friendly tool

Cosetta Minnelli (Imperial College)

**Friday 22nd February, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Experiences of AIMS

Charalampos Chanialidis (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 8th February, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Using Chain Event Graphs to model asymmetric Bayesian Games

Peter Thwaites (University of Leeds)

**Friday 25th January, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Phylogenetic Gaussian processes for the Ancestral Reconstruction of Bat Echolocation Calls

Joe Meagher (University of Warwick)

**Friday 11th January, 2019 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Individual Patient Data in a Network Meta-Analysis: Is it worth the effort?

Joy Leahy (National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics)

**Friday 30th November, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Incorporating individual level covariates in disease mapping

Craig Anderson (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 23rd November, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Joining and splitting models with Markov melding

Robert Goudie (MRC Biostatistic Unit)

**Friday 9th November, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian nonparametric inference for the covariate-adjusted ROC curve

Vanda Inacio De Carvalho (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 2nd November, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Fast additive quantile regression for electricity demand forecasting

Matteo Fasiolo (University of Bristol)

**Friday 26th October, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Bayesian models of criminal activities

Jim Smith (University of Warwick)

**Friday 19th October, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Spatial extremes: a conditional approach

Jenny Wadsworth (University of Lancaster)

**Friday 12th October, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### The Role of Model Assumptions in Statistics

Christian Hennig (UCL)

**Tuesday 9th October, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 116**

### Toward Automatic Segmentation, Tracking and Classification by Machine Learning for Medical Images

Henry Horng-Shing Lu (Chiao Tung University of Taiwan)

**Friday 5th October, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Modelling 4D climate variables using functional data analysis and the D-STEM software

Francesco Finazzi (University of Bergamo)

**Friday 28th September, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Modelling faces

Adrian Bowman (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 13th July, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 116**

### Challenges and opportunities in linking animal movement to ecological processes

Juan Morales (CONICET)

**Friday 6th July, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Spatio-temporal Bayesian On-line Changepoint Detection with Model Selection

Jeremias Knoblauch (University of Warwick)

**Wednesday 4th July, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 116**

### New Models for the Analysis of Compositional Data

Connie Stewart (University of New Brunswick)

**Friday 29th June, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Imputation of Race and Ethnicity in Health Insurance Claims

Ofer Harel (University of Connecticut)

**Friday 22nd June, 2018 12:00-13:00Maths 311B**

### From heterogeneous data of biological systems to quantitative predictive models

Nicole Radde (University of Stuttgart)

**Friday 15th June, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Learning low-dimensional geometric structure in high-dimensional data

David Dunson (Duke University)

**Friday 18th May, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Using forest eco-system monitoring data to model tree survival for investigating climate change effects

Nicole Augustin (University of Bath)

**Friday 11th May, 2018 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Learning Bayesian Networks Using Generalized Permutohedra

Fatemeh Mohammadi (University of Bristol)

**Friday 4th May, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Visualising Chance: Learning probability through modelling

Stephanie Budgett (University of Auckland)

**Friday 27th April, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Optimal Whitening and Decorrelation and a New Look at Probabilistic Canonical Correlation Analysis

Korbinian Strimmer (University of Manchester)

**Friday 6th April, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Fast Parameter Inference in a Computational Model of the Left-Ventricle using Emulation

Vinny Davies (University of Leeds)

**Friday 16th March, 2018 14:00-15:00Maths 116**

### Modeling non-Gaussian processes on a sphere using multi-resolution analysis

Debashis Paul (University of California)

**Friday 9th March, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### "Benefits of spatiotemporal modeling for short-term wind power forecasting at both individual and aggregated levels" and "Effects of uncertainties in hydrological modelling: A case study of a mountainous catchment in Southern Norway"

Ingelin Steinsland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

**Friday 23rd February, 2018 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Bayesian Nonparametrics for Sparse Dynamic Networks

Konstantina Palla (Microsoft Research Cambridge)

**Friday 16th February, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Kernel Monte Carlo Estimators for Partial Rankings

Maria Lomeli (University of Cambridge)

**Friday 2nd February, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Harnessing Sustainability to Improve Urban Health

Sotiris Vardoulakis (Institute of Occupational Medicine)

**Friday 26th January, 2018 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Model Selection and Local Geometry

Robin Evans (University of Oxford)

**Friday 19th January, 2018 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Doubly stochastic variational inference for deep Gaussian processes

Hugh Salimbeni (Imperial College London)

**Friday 12th January, 2018 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Discovering statistical equivalence classes of discrete statistical models using computer algebra

Eva Riccomagno (University of Genova)

**Friday 8th December, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 311B**

### Sparse graphical models in genomics: inference and network enrichment

Veronica Vinciotti (Brunel University London)

**Friday 24th November, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 110**

### Measure-valued Pólya processes

Cécile Mailler (University of Bath)

**Thursday 23rd November, 2017 16:00-17:00Seminar room 116**

### Approximate likelihood inference for discretely observed rough differential equations

Theodore Papamarkou (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 17th November, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Exploratory Graphics for Volatility in Financial Time Series

Tony Lawrance (University of Warwick)

**Friday 10th November, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Near critical preferential attachment networks

Marcel Ortgiese (University of Bath)

**Friday 3rd November, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Spatio-Temporal model structures with shared components for semi-continuous species distribution modelling

David Conesa (University of Valencia)

**Friday 20th October, 2017 13:30-14:30Maths 311B**

### A talk by Charles Kennelly, CTO, Esri UK- world's leader of geographic information systems

Charles Kennelly (Esri UK)

**Friday 13th October, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### The Geometry of Sloppiness

Emilie Dufresne (University of Nottingham)

**Friday 6th October, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Random Walks in Soluble Group Theory

Peter Kropholler (University of Southampton)

**Friday 29th September, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### Measure, Probability and Quantum

John Skilling (Maximum Entropy Data Consultants)

**Friday 22nd September, 2017 15:00-16:00Seminar room 311B**

### From Hopf Algebras to Machine learning via Rough Paths

Terry Lyons (University of Oxford)

**Friday 4th August, 2017 15:00-16:00Room 311B**

### Generalised linear cepstral models for the spectrum of a time series

Alessandra Luati (University of Bologna)

**Wednesday 12th July, 2017 11:00-12:00 Room 116, Mathematics & Statistics Building**

### Penalising model component complexity: A principled practical approach to constructing priors

Håvard Rue (KAUST)

**Friday 2nd June, 2017 15:00-16:00To be announced soon**

### Parameter estimation in expensive computational models

Umberto Noe (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 19th May, 2017 15:00-16:00Room 311B, 3rd floor of maths and stats building**

### Allowing for uncertainty due to missing and LOCF imputed outcome data in meta-analysis

Dimitris Mavridis (University of Ioannina)

**Thursday 18th May, 2017 16:00-17:00Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre (Room 103)**

### Inference and application of the shared descent of genome in population samples

Elizabeth Thompson (University of Washington)

**Friday 12th May, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths and stats seminar room, level 3**

### Probabilistic and statistical aspects of geometric group theory

Murray Elder (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

**Friday 28th April, 2017 15:00-16:00Sir Alexander Stone, room 204**

### Affinity-Based Measures of Diagnostic Test Accuracy

Miguel de Carvalho (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 31st March, 2017 15:00-16:00Boyd Orr, 709AB**

### Trials and Tests

Deirdre Toher (University of the West of England)

**Friday 24th March, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Modelling uncertainty when planning for energy systems

Amy Wilson (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 17th March, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Principal component analysis in the space of phylogenetic trees

Tom Nye (Newcastle University)

**Friday 10th March, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Generalising rate heterogeneity across sites in statistical phylogenetics

Sarah Heaps (Newcastle University)

**Friday 3rd March, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Multivariate Factorisable Sparse Asymmetric Least Squares Regression

Chen Huang (Humboldt University of Berlin)

**Friday 17th February, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Informed Subsampling MCMC: Approximate Bayesian Inference for Large Datasets

Florian Maire (University College Dublin)

**Friday 10th February, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Fatigued or Ready to Train? - Modelling Availability to Train at Team GB Hockey via a Binary Time Series Mixed Model

Hannah Frick (UCL)

**Friday 3rd February, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Model based clustering for mixed data: clustMD

Damien McParland (University College Dublin)

**Friday 27th January, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Collapsed finite mixture models for simultaneous model selection and clustering.

Arthur White (Trinity College Dublin)

**Friday 20th January, 2017 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Delayed-acceptance MCMC with examples: advantages and pitfalls and how to avoid the latter

Chris Sherlock (University of Lancaster)

**Friday 2nd December, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Sparse Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Detecting Relevant Antigenic Sites in Virus Evolution

Vinny Davies (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 25th November, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Reduced-bias inference for regression models with tractable and intractable likelihoods

Ioannis Kosmidis (University College London (UCL))

**Friday 11th November, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Matching Models across Abstraction Levels with Gaussian Processes

Giulio Caravagna (University of Edinburgh)

**Tuesday 8th November, 2016 15:00-16:00Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Level 5**

### Bayesian Deconvolution and Quantitation of NMR Metabolic Profiles with BATMAN

Timothy Ebbels (Imperial College London)

**Friday 4th November, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Scaling MCMC Algorithms for Big Data

Chris Nemeth (University of Lancaster)

**Thursday 3rd November, 2016 14:15-15:00Maths 204**

### Generalized Tikhonov regularization in estimation of systems of differential equations with applications

Ernst Wit (University of Groningen)

**Thursday 3rd November, 2016 13:30-14:15Maths 204**

### Cox-process representation and inference for stochastic reaction-diffusion processes

Guido Sanguinetti (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 28th October, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Efficient Parameter Estimation in a PDEs Model of the Pulmonary Circulation

Umberto Noe (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 21st October, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Multilevel Models for Multilevel Networks

Mark Tranmer (University of Glasgow)

**Wednesday 12th October, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Nonparametric identification and maximum likelihood estimation for hidden Markov models

Hajo Holzmann (University of Marburg)

**Wednesday 28th September, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Flexible link functions in nonparametric binary regression with Gaussian process priors

Dipak K. Dey (University of Connecticut)

**Friday 26th August, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Time warping for improved gradient matching

Mu Niu (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 1st July, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### The total entropy utility function in Bayesian design

James McGree

**Friday 3rd June, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Fast Inference in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems using Gradient Matching

Mu Niu (University of Glasgow)

**Tuesday 31st May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 6

Irene Marinas, Alasdair Macintosh, Craig Alexander

**Friday 27th May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 5

Aisyah N., Ashwini V., Cunyi W.

**Wednesday 25th May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 4

Qingying Shu, Mengzi Gong, Suzy Whoriskey

**Tuesday 24th May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 3

Eilidh J., Francesca P., Tusharkanti G.

**Monday 23rd May, 2016 17:30-18:30Maths 203**

### Big data, Networks and the Internet of Things: a mathematician's perspective

Prof. Desmond Higham (University of Strathclyde)

**Monday 23rd May, 2016 11:00-12:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 2

Diana Giurghita, George Vazanellis

**Friday 20th May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 1

Craig Wilkie, Umberto Noe, Marnie McLean

**Friday 6th May, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Annotating metabolites with topic models

Simon Rogers (University of Glasgow)

**Wednesday 27th April, 2016 16:00-17:00Maths 515**

### Pipelines for data science

Hadley Wickham (The Mitchell Lecture)

**Monday 25th April, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 515**

### Managing many models

Hadley Wickham (Mitchell Lecturer)

**Friday 8th April, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Computational and Mathematical Approach to Tumour Metabolism and Microenvironment

Edoardo Milotti (University of Trieste)

**Friday 1st April, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Penalized Composite Link Models for spatial and spatio-temporal aggregated counts

Dae-Jin Lee (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics)

**Friday 18th March, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### FOURIER ESTIMATION OF SPACE–TIME COVARIANCE

Sourav Das (University of Bristol)

**Friday 11th March, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### A test for second-order stationarity of time series based on unsystematic subsamples

Haeran Cho (University of Bristol)

**Friday 4th March, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Metropolis-Hastings Random Multiplex Generation

Theodore Papamarkou (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 26th February, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Pseudo-Marginal Slice Sampling

Iain Murray (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 5th February, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Modelling the temporal progression of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

Sara Wade (University of Warwick)

**Friday 29th January, 2016 15:00-16:00Maths 522**

### Determining optimal factors for chemical synthesis of pharmaceutical products using experimental data

Antony Overstall (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 11th December, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks

Randa Alharbi, Amira Elayouty

**Tuesday 8th December, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks

S. Alghamdi, B. Alruwaili, A. Lorenzo Arribas

**Friday 27th November, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Discarding in the North Sea fishing industry: Which fish get thrown away? Why does it matter?

Michael Heath (University of Strathclyde)

**Friday 20th November, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Where does the tail begin? Threshold selection for extremes.

Jenny Wadsworth (Lancaster University)

**Friday 13th November, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Reduced variance Monte Carlo for Bayesian models with intractable likelihoods

Nial Friel (University College Dublin)

**Friday 30th October, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Designing Optimal Langevin samplers

Greg Pavliotis (Imperial College London)

**Wednesday 28th October, 2015 14:00-17:00Maths 516**

### Experiment design special event

Several Speakers

**Friday 16th October, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling of Soil Carbon Dynamics with LibBi

Dan Pagendam (CSIRO, Australia)

**Wednesday 23rd September, 2015 14:00-15:00Maths 325**

### Calibration of a Stochastic Model for Corporate Credit Spreads

Dr Douglas McLean (Moody’s Analytics, Edinburgh)

**Wednesday 9th September, 2015 14:00-15:00Maths 203**

### How statistics can promote scholarship of teaching and learning

Rochelle Tractenberg (Georgetown University Medical Center)

**Friday 3rd July, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Using Animal Instincts to Design Efficient Experiments for Biomedical Studies

Weng Kee Wong (UCLA)

**Friday 5th June, 2015 14:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 3

Postgraduates (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 29th May, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Non-PH Parametric Survival Modelling

Gilbert MacKenzie (University of Limerick)

**Tuesday 26th May, 2015 15:00-17:00Maths 203**

### Postgraduate Talks 2

Postgraduates (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 22nd May, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Incorporating a mixture approach to the available case missing variable assumption in pattern mixture models

Abby Flynt (Bucknell University)

**Wednesday 20th May, 2015 14:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Postgraduate Talks 1

Postgraduates (University of Glasgow)

**Thursday 14th May, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Bayesian design of experiments for Gaussian process regression

Dave Woods (University of Southampton)

**Friday 1st May, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Spatial Statistics in Social Sciences and the Challenges of Big Data

Jing Yao (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 17th April, 2015 15:30-16:30Maths 516**

### Random projection ensemble classification

Richard Samworth (University of Cambridge)

**Friday 27th March, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Statistical tests for large tree-structured data

Karthik Baharath (University of Nottingham)

**Friday 20th March, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 214**

### Curse of dimensionality in multivariate extremes: a graphical modelling approach

Ioannis Papastathopoulos (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 13th March, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Bayes linear uncertainty analysis for complex physical systems modelled by computer simulators

Michael Goldstein (University of Durham)

**Friday 27th February, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Causal Inference through a Witness Protection Program

Ricardo Silva (UCL)

**Friday 6th February, 2015 15:00-16:00Maths 516**

### Estimating the population effectiveness of the national seasonal influenza vaccination programme in Scotland

Stephen Corson (University of Strathclyde)

**Friday 5th December, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Postgraduate Talks

Randa Alharbi & Amira Elayouty

**Friday 21st November, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Machine learning for epigenetics: some initial results

Guido Sanguinetti (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 7th November, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### What drives the glacial-interglacial cycle? A Bayesian solution to a long-standing model selection problem.

Richard Wilkinson (University of Nottingham)

**Tuesday 28th October, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 515**

### The Bayes factor in environmental forensic inference - with an application to ashes in dispute.

Anders Nordgaard (Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science)

**Friday 17th October, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Flexible sparse dynamic network models

Prof Ernst Wit (University of Groningen)

**Friday 10th October, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### New exact inference methods for small size of lifetime data

Keming Yu (Brunel University London)

**Friday 26th September, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Robustness of Design: A Survey

Doug Wiens (University of Alberta)

**Friday 27th June, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Extending conditional autoregressive models for space time studies of air pollution and health

Alastair Rushworth (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 30th May, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Quantifying Uncertainty in the Solution of Differential Equations: A Probabilistic Framework

Mark Girolami (University of Warwick)

**Wednesday 21st May, 2014 11:00-12:00Maths 326**

### SMART studies and the personalization of medical care

Erica Moodie (McGill University)

**Friday 9th May, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Smarter City Predictive Analytics using Generalized Additive Model

Bei Chen (IBM )

**Thursday 8th May, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Multi-resolution spatial methods for large data sets.

Doug Nychka (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

**Tuesday 6th May, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Uncertain weather, uncertain climate

Doug Nychka (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

**Friday 25th April, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Modelling of spatiotemporal dynamical systems with kernel learning methods

Hanwen Ning (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law)

**Thursday 3rd April, 2014 14:00-15:00Maths 203**

### TBA

James Hensman (University of Sheffield)

**Friday 28th March, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### TBA

Christopher Yau (Imperial College)

**Friday 21st March, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Modeling seed viability over time to decide when to regenerate seed lots in long-term storage

Philip Dixon (Iowa State University )

**Friday 14th March, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Building a Prognostic Model for Breast Cancer Survival

John Newell (National University of Ireland, Galway)

**Friday 7th March, 2014 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Assessing the impact of selective migration and care homes on geographical inequalities in health - a total population cohort study in Sheffield

Ravi Maheswaran (University of Sheffield)

**Friday 13th December, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Understanding seabirds: a statistical perspective

Adam Butler (BioSS)

**Friday 6th December, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Optimal Design, Langrangian, Linear Model Theories. A Fusion.

Ben Torsney (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 29th November, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Smartphone-based sensor networks and some statistical challenges: the Earthquake Network Android application

Francesco Finazzi (University of Bergamo)

**Friday 15th November, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Wild Binary Segmentation for multiple change-point detection

Piotr Fryzlewicz (London School of Econnomics)

**Friday 18th October, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Explicit and Implicit Parametric Regression

David Barber (University College London)

**Friday 11th October, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Statistical Modelling with Graphical Models

Sofia Massa (University of Oxford)

**Friday 27th September, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Modelling Genetic Variations using Fragmentation-Coagulation Processes

Yee Whye Teh (University of Oxford)

**Friday 20th September, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Optimal Detection of Changepoints with a Linear Computational Cost

Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster University)

**Friday 26th April, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Is the brain Bayesian?

David Leslie (University of Bristol)

**Friday 19th April, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Spatial regression models with differential regularization

Laura Sangalli (Politecnico di Milano)

**Wednesday 17th April, 2013 16:00-17:00Maths 203**

### Bayesian Hidden Markov models with linear time decoding for the analysis of cancer genomes

Chris Holmes (University of Oxford)

**Friday 22nd March, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Fisher's Information Matrix: A new way to do dimension reduction in semiparametric multivariate analysis

Bruce Lindsay (Penn State University)

**Friday 15th March, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Bernstein-von Mises theorem for nonregular generalised linear inverse problems

Natalia Bochkina (University of Edinburgh)

**Friday 8th March, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Optimal Design for two-parameter nonlinear models with applications to survival models

Alan Kimber (University of Southampton)

**Friday 22nd February, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Bayesian parameter estimation for latent Markov random fields and social networks

Richard Everitt (University of Reading)

**Friday 22nd February, 2013 14:00-15:00Maths 203**

### An Evolution Model for Sequence Length Based on Residue Insertion-Deletion Independent of Substitution

Sophie Lebre (Universite de Strasbourg)

**Friday 8th February, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Using data to organize large sets of analysis methods

Nick Jones (Imperial College)

**Friday 1st February, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Reverse engineering and design of natural and synthetic biological systems

Chris Barnes (UCL)

**Friday 25th January, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 204**

### Gaussian process regression on a phylogeny

John Moriarty (University of Manchester)

**Friday 11th January, 2013 15:00-16:00Maths 325**

### Space-time modelling for trend estimation of natural resources

Nicole Augustin (University of Bath)

**Friday 14th December, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Embedding Astronomical Computer Models into Principled Statistical Analyses

David van Dyk (Imperial College)

**Friday 7th December, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Recent advances in dealing with values below detection limit in compositional data sets

Javier Palarea-Albaladejo (BIOSS)

**Monday 3rd December, 2012 15:00-16:00**

### Postgraduate talks

**Friday 23rd November, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Some Statistical Issues in Water Quality Assessment

Sylvia Esterby (University of British Columbia)

**Monday 19th November, 2012 13:00-14:00Maths 204**

### Using spatial survival models with time varying covariates to explain ecological processes; modeling wildfires and first flowering times

Alan Gelfand (Duke University)

**Friday 9th November, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Refined adaptive design for D-optimum dose-finding in early phase clinical trials

Dariusz Uciński (University of Zielona Gora)

**Friday 2nd November, 2012 15:00-17:30Kibble Suite, Hilton Grosvenor Hotel**

### Estimating Spatial Models

Bernard Fingleton (University of Cambridge)

**Friday 12th October, 2012 16:15-17:15Maths 203**

### A geostatistical model for spatial point aggregated data

Francesco Finazzi (University of Bergamo)

**Friday 12th October, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Active particles, Markov chain Monte Carlo and local adaptation

Anthony Lee (University of Warwick)

**Friday 29th June, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Election Maths: Proportional Representation and Iterative Proportional Fitting

Friedrich Pukelsheim (Augsburg University)

**Friday 25th May, 2012 15:15-15:45Maths 203**

### Warped Gaussian Process Modelling of Transcriptional Regulation

Ruirui Ji (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 18th May, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Statistical Modelling in Clinical Trials

Vladimir Anisimov (GlaxoSmithKline)

**Friday 11th May, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Statistical questions in estimating postmortem interval from insect evidence

Lynn LaMotte (Lousianna State University)

**Monday 30th April, 2012 16:00-17:00Maths 203**

### Statistical problems with Alpine permafrost

Anthony Davison (EPFL Lausanne)

**Friday 20th April, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Approximate Bayesian Computation

Christian Robert (Universite Paris-Dauphine)

**Friday 16th March, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Detecting changes in functional time series with applications to fMRI imaging

John Aston (University of Warwick)

**Friday 24th February, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Likelihood-free approaches for Bayesian hierarchical models: applications in population genetics

Mark Beaumont (University of Bristol)

**Friday 3rd February, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Sentiment Analysis of Online Media

Brendan Murphy (University College Dublin)

**Friday 27th January, 2012 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### General Bayesian Updating

Stephen Walker (University of Kent)

**Friday 9th December, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Statistical Software at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling

Bill Browne (University of Bristol)

**Friday 2nd December, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### The Statistical Analysis of Complex Numerical Models

Peter Challenor (National Oceanography Centre)

**Friday 18th November, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Algorithms for constructing D-optimal designs of experiments

Radoslav Harman (Comenius University in Bratislava)

**Friday 11th November, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Bayesian inference for Markov processes with application to biochemical network dynamics

Darren Wilkinson (Newcastle University)

**Friday 4th November, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Automating the analysis of variance for orthogonal designs

Heiko Grossmann (Queen Mary, University of London)

**Friday 28th October, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Mendelian Randomisation as an Instrumental Variable Approach to Causal Inference

Vanessa Didelez (University of Bristol)

**Friday 21st October, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### A-optimal block designs for the comparison of treatments with a control with autocorrelated errors

Joachim Kunert (TU Dortmund)

**Friday 14th October, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Full and Limited information estimation methods for latent variable models with longitudinal categorical data

Irini Moustaki (London School of Economics)

**Friday 7th October, 2011 15:00-16:00Maths 203**

### Dose-Finding Experiments in Clinical Trials

Nancy Flournoy (Univeristy of Missouri)

**Friday 13th May, 2011 15:00-16:00326**

### A set of indicators for decomposing the secular increase of life expectancy

Valentin Rousson (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne)

**Friday 25th March, 2011 15:00-16:00326**

### Game-theoretic probability: a brief introduction to its mathematics and philosophy

Prof Vladimir Vovk (Royal Holloway)

**Friday 18th March, 2011 13:00-14:00326**

### How much of health inequality in the UK is explained by physical environment?

Richard Mitchell (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 4th March, 2011 15:00-16:00326**

### Additive Models for Quantile Regression: Model Selection and Confidence Bandaids

Roger Koenker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

**Friday 4th February, 2011 15:00-16:00326**

### Spatiotemporal smothing of Magnetoencephalography data

Massimo Ventrucci

**Friday 10th December, 2010 15:00-16:00326**

### High Resolution Bayesian Space-Time Modelling for Ozone Concentration Levels

Sujit Sahu (University of Southampton)

**Friday 3rd December, 2010 15:00-16:00326**

### To be announced

Nema Dean (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 26th November, 2010 15:00-16:00326**

### Univariate and multivariate Conditional AutoRegressive models for areal data

Fedele Greco (University of Bologna)

**Friday 12th November, 2010 15:00-16:00325**

### Information Theoretic Novelty Detection

Maurizio Filippone (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 29th October, 2010 15:00-16:00326**

### Boring variograms and interesting p-splines

Adrian Bowman (University of Glasgow)

**Friday 8th October, 2010 15:00-16:00326**

### Bayesian disease mapping

Duncan Lee (University of Glasgow)

**Thursday 1st January, 1970 01:00-01:00Maths 204**

### To be announced soon

Terry Lyons (University of Oxford)

**Thursday 1st January, 1970 01:00-01:00Maths 204**

### To be announced soon

Terry Lyons (University of Oxford)