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SCB Seminar List

for period 23 October to 15 December 2006

Monday 30 October
10:05-11:00 Tavar\'e, S (Cambridge)
  Now you know your ABCs: examples and problems Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Pettitt, T (Queensland)
  From doubly intractable distributions via auxiliary variables to likelihood free inference Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Balding, D (Imperial)
  Some developments of ABC Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Frigessi, A (Norwegian Computing Center)
  Estimating functions in indirect inference Sem 1
Tuesday 31 October
09:00-10:00 Holmes, C (Oxford)
  Population-based MC for sampling trans-dimensional Bayesian regression models Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Doucet, A (British Columbia)
  Sequentially interacting Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Cappe, O (ENST-TSI)
  Adaptive population Monte Carlo Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Ghahramani, Z (Cambridge)
  Deterministic alternatives to MCMC Sem 1
Wednesday 01 November
09:00-10:00 Iba, Y (ISM, Tokyo)
  Applications of extended ensemble Monte Carlo Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Leslie, D (Bristol)
  Sequential Monte Carlo for Generalized Linear Mixed Models Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Johnson, T (Edinburgh)
  A sequential importance sampler for reconstructing genetic pedigrees Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Roberts, G (Lancaster)
  Retrospective sampling Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Andrieu, C (Bristol)
  The expected auxiliary variable method for Monte Carlo simulation Sem 1
Thursday 02 November
09:00-10:00 Chopin, N (Bristol)
  Extensions of the CE method for statistical analysis Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Mackay, D (Cambridge)
  Nested sampling Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Crisan, D (Imperial)
  Sequential Monte Carlo methods: can we replace the resampling step? Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Papaspiliopoulos, O (Lancaster)
  Importance sampling for diffusion processes Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Wilkinson, D (Newcastle)
  Bayesian inference for nonlinear multivariate diffusion processes Sem 1
Friday 03 November
09:00-10:00 Frenkel, D (FOM-Institute)
  Configurationally-Biased MC and Virtual-move parallel tempering Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Green, P (Bristol)
  Branching process Monte Carlo Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Wales, D (Cambridge)
  Sampling the energy landscape: thermodynamics and rates Sem 1
15:45-17:00 L'Ecuyer, P (Montreal)
  Randomized quasi-Monte Carlo for Markov Chains Sem 1
Monday 20 November
10:05-11:00 Frigessi, A (Norwegian Computing Center)
  Investigating the spread of infectious salmon anemia in Atlantic salmon farming: a stochastic space-time model Sem 1
11:30-12:30 O'Hara, RB (Helsinki)
  Estimation of births deaths and immigration from mark-recapture data Sem 1
14:00-15:15 King, R (St Andrews)
  Recent advances in statistical ecology using computationally intensive methods Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Buckland, ST (CREEM)
  Embedding population dynamics models in inference Sem 1
Tuesday 21 November
09:00-10:00 Thomas, L (St Andrews)
  Use of Monte Carlo particle filters to fit and compare models for the dynamics of wild animal populations Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Edwards, A (British Antarctic Survey)
  Do wandering albatrosses really perform Levy flights when foraging? Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Arjas, E (Helsinki)
  Covariate information in complex event history data - some thoughts arising from a case study Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Renshaw, E (Strathclyde)
  A general space-time growth-interaction process for inferring and developing structure from partial observations Sem 1
Wednesday 22 November
09:00-10:00 Gilligan, C (Cambridge)
  Parameter estimation for spatio-temporal models of botanical epidemics Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Kypraios, T (Nottingham)
  Roubst MCMC algorithms for Bayesian inference in stochastic eipdemic models Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Conlan, A (Cambridge)
  The persistence of measles: from the schoolyard to sub-saharan Africa Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Gibson, G (Heriot-Watt)
  Bayesian experimental design with Stochastic epidemic models Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Mollison, D (Heriot-Watt)
  Small worlds and giant epidemics Sem 1
Thursday 23 November
09:00-10:00 Mutshinda Mwanza, C (Helsinki)
  A probabilistic test of the neutral model Sem 1
10:00-11:00 Frost, S (UCSD)
  Estimating mixing between subpopulations using respondent driven sampling Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Hughes, G (Southampton)
  Modeling tuberculosis in areas of high HIV prevalence Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Ganesh, A (Cambridge)
  Epidemics on graphs: thresholds and curing strategies Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Welch, D (Imperial)
  Building and fitting models of host-virus interaction Sem 1
Friday 24 November
09:00-10:00 Wood, J (Cambridge)
  Uses and abuses of stochastic models in veterinary epidemiology Sem 1
10:00-11:00 O'Neill, PD (Nottingham)
  Bayesian inference for structured population models given final outcome data Sem 1
11:30-12:30 Snall, T (Swedish University)
  Climate-driven spatial dynamics of plague among prairie dog colonies Sem 1
14:00-15:15 Ball, FG (Nottingham)
  Statistical inference for epidemics among a population of households Sem 1
15:45-17:00 Clancy, D (Liverpool)
  Exact Bayesian inference and model selection for some infection models Sem 1
Monday 11 December
10:00-11:00 Clarke, A (Cornell)
  Overview of statistical issues in genome-wide association testing Meeting Room 2, CMS
11:45-12:30 Berzuini, C (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge)
  Causal effects in functional genomics Meeting Room 2, CMS
14:00-15:00 Green, PJ (Bristol)
  Colouring and breaking sticks, pairwise coincidence losses, and clustering expression profiles Meeting Room 2, CMS
15:30-16:30 Brown, P (Kent)
  Aspects of feature selection in Mass Spec proteomic functional data Meeting Room 2, CMS
Tuesday 12 December
09:00-10:00 Thornton, JM (European Bioinformatics Institute)
  From protein structure to biological function:progress and limitations Meeting Room 2, CMS
10:00-10:45 Walter, K (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge)
  Modelling the boundaries of highly conserved non-coding DNA sequences in vertebrates Meeting Room 2, CMS
11:30-12:30 Richardson, S (Imperial College London)
  Bayesian analysis of gene expression data Meeting Room 2, CMS
14:00-15:00 Dermitzakis, M (Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute)
  Inference of cis and trans regulatory variation in the human genome Meeting Room 2, CMS
15:30-16:15 Myers, S (Broad Institute)
  A Bayesian approach to association mapping in admixed populations Meeting Room 2, CMS
16:15-17:00 Barnes, C (Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute)
  Techniques for the detection of copy number variation using SNP genotyping arrays Meeting Room 2, CMS
Wednesday 13 December
09:00-10:00 Hein, J (Oxford)
  Minimal ancestral recombination graphs Meeting Room 2, CMS
10:00-10:45 Worth, C (Cambridge)
  Estimating the effects of SNPs on protein structure Meeting Room 2, CMS
11:30-12:30 Wernisch, L (London)
  Probabilistic modelling of metabolic regulation in prokaryotes Meeting Room 2, CMS
Thursday 14 December
09:00-10:00 Arjas, E (Helsinki)
  Estimating genealogies from marker data: a Bayesian approach Meeting Room 2, CMS
10:00-10:45 Kosiol, C (Cornell)
  Detecting natural selection with empirical codon models: a synthesis of population genetics and molecular phylogenetics Meeting Room 2, CMS
11:30-12:30 Nielsen, R (Copenhagen)
  Detecting selection from population genetic data Meeting Room 2, CMS
14:00-15:00 Patterson, N (Broad Institute, MIT)
  Population structure and eigenanalysis Meeting Room 2, CMS
15:30-16:15 Bird, C (Wellcome Trust, Sanger Institute)
  Exploring the role of noncoding DNA in the function of the human genome through variation Meeting Room 2, CMS
16:15-17:00 Hoggart, C (Imperial College London)
  A hybrid Bayesian method for detecting multiple causal variants from Genome-Wide association studies Meeting Room 2, CMS
Friday 15 December
09:00-10:00 Thomas, A (Utah)
  Towards linkage analysis with markers in linkage disequilibrium by graphical modelling Meeting Room 2, CMS
10:00-10:45 Lopes, J (Reading)
  Approximate Bayesian computation vs Markov chain Monte Carlo Meeting Room 2, CMS
11:30-12:30 Yang, Z (University College London)
  Lindley's paradox, star-tree paradox, and Bayesian phylogenetics Meeting Room 2, CMS
14:00-15:00 Easton, D (Strangeways Research Lab, Cambridge)
  A genome-wide association study in breast cancer Meeting Room 2, CMS
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