Royal Statistical Society

 

Pre-Ordinary meetings

 

 

This is a new venture organised by the new Young Statisticians Section at the Royal Statistical Society. The aim of Pre-Ordinary meetings is to make the read papers more accessible to PhD students, young statisticians and those not familiar with the area discussed in the read paper.

 

The meetings are held just before the Ordinary meetings and consist of two 30 min talks, one providing introduction to the area covered by the read paper and discussion of current problems, and the other giving a non-technical presentation of the read paper. The latter talk is normally given by the author(s) of the read paper. Additional contributions are welcome in the form of posters following the talks. We would particularly encourage PhD students and young statisticians to present their work.

 

We ask all those who intend to attend the meeting to register at the RSS website (registration is free). Those wishing to present a poster email their name, institution and the poster title to N.Bochkina@ed.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Next Pre-Ordinary meeting:

 
16 March 2011, 3-4pm. 

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
Schedule:
 
3:00-3:30pm  John Kent (University of Leeds) Background, broad overview into the field 
3:30-4:00pm -  Johan Lindstrom (Lund University, Sweden) Introduction to the read paper. 
 
 
 

To precede the discussion paper by M F. Lindgren, H. Rue and J. Lindström   An explicit link between Gaussian fields and Gaussian Markov random fields: the stochastic partial differential equation approach

 (organised by the Research Section of RSS)

 

 

Everyone is welcome. Registration is free, but please register at the RSS webpage or by email: events@rss.org.uk

 
If you work in the related area, we would encourage you to present a poster. Please also send an email to Simon White (N.Bochkina@ed.ac.uk) giving your name, institution and the poster title.

 

 

 

 

Past Pre-Ordinary meetings:

 

 

13 October 2010, 2:45-5pm.  "Advanced Monte Carlo methods"

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
Schedule:
 
2:45-3:30pm – Prof. Christian Robert (Universite Paris Dauphine and CREST) Introduction to advanced Monte Carlo methods
3:30-4:00pm -  Prof. Mark Girolami (UCL) Introduction to the read paper. 
 

To precede the discussion paper by M. Girolami and B. Calderhead  Riemann manifold Langevin and Hamiltonian Monte Carlo methods

 (organised by the Research Section of RSS)

 

 

 

12 May 2010, 3-5pm.  "Nonparametric density estimation"

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
3.00 - 3.30pm – Prof Charles Taylor (University of Leeds) Introduction to nonparametric density estimation 
3.30 - 4.00pm -  Dr Madeleine Cule (University of Cambridge) Informal presentation of the paper
 
4.00-5.00pm - Poster presentations and discussion
 

To precede the discussion paper by M.Cule, R.Samworth and M. Stewart Maximum likelihood estimation of a multi-dimensional log-concave density (organised by the Research Section of RSS)

 

 
3 February 2010, 3-5pm.  "Sparse variable selection in high dimensions"

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
3.00 - 3.30pm - N.Meinshausen (University of Oxford)    Informal presentation of the paper 
3.30 - 4.00pm - N.Bochkina (University of Edinburgh)    Alternative view on modelling sparsity  
 
4.00-5.00pm - Poster presentations and discussion
 

To precede the discussion paper by N.Meinshausen and P.Buhlmann Stability Selection (organised by the Research Section of RSS)

 

 

 

14 October 2009, 3-5pm. "Improving MCMC methods" 

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
Preliminary schedule: 
 
2.45 - 3.00pm - Registration
3.00 - 3.30pm - Introduction to particle filters (Prof Gareth Roberts, University of Warwick)
3.30 - 4.00pm - Informal presentation of the paper (Prof Arnaud Doucet, Tokyo, Japan)
 
4.00-5.00pm - Poster presentations and discussion
 

To precede the discussion paper by C.Andrieu, A.Doucet and R.Holenstein Particle Markov chain Monte Carlo  (organised by Research Section of RSS)

 

 

 

 

23 September 2009, 3-5pm. "Modelling in Geostatistics" 

Location: RSS, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

 
Preliminary schedule: 
 
2.45 - 3.00pm - Registration
3.00 Introduction to model-based geostatistics (P.Diggle)
3.30 Non-technical presentation of the paper (T.Su and R.Menezes)
 
4.00-5.00pm - Poster presentations and discussion
 

To precede the discussion paper by P. J. Diggle, R. Menezes and T. Su Geostatistical inference under preferential sampling  (organised by Environmental Section of RSS)

 
Interview with Peter Diggle is available here.

 

 

 

17 December 2008 14:45 - 17:00

 

2.45 - 3.00 - Registration

3:00 - 3.30 - TREVOR RINGROSE (Cranfield University) "A brief introduction to robust multivariate analysis, independent components analysis and projection pursuit"

3.30 - 4.00 - DAVID TYLER et al

4:00 - 5:00 - Poster presentations and discussion

 

To precede the discussion paper by D.Tyler, F. Critchley, L. Dumbgen and H. Oja Invariant co-ordinate selection

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 2:30-5pm Computational issues in Bayesian inference: introduction and challenges

 

2:30 - 2:45 - Registration

2:45 - 3:30 - Nicolas Chopin, ENSAE-CREST, PARIS

Bayesian computation and Gaussian Markov random field models: Gibbs and what else?

3:30 - 4:00 - Nial Friel, University College Dublin

Computational inference for statistical models with intractable normalising constants

4:00 - 5:00 - Poster presentations and discussion

 

To precede the discussion paper by H. Rue, S. Martino and N. Chopin Approximate Bayesian inference for latent Gaussian models by using integrated nested Laplace approximations