CoSInES Launch Day

University of Warwick, 2nd November 2018, Oculus Lecture Theatre OC0.02

On November 2nd 2018, the CoSInES project will be launched with an afternoon of presentations related to the project.

We’d like to invite anyone who would like to attend to register their interest by emailing Shital Desai. Lunch will be provided starting from 12:15pm and the event will conclude with a short drinks reception to celebrate the beginning of the project. The talks are scheduled to finish by roughly 16.30 and will take place in Warwick University Oculus lecture theatre OC0.02.

The project will very soon be advertising 5 4-year PDRA positions associated with the project. These positions can be based at any of the 5 institutions involved in the grant. Informal enquiries regarding these positions to Gareth Roberts are very welcome. Please also see the job listing for which applications are now open.

Time Speaker Title
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Gareth Roberts (University of Warwick) Overview of CoSInES project
13:20 Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster University) Continuous-time MCMC and its potential for scalable Bayesian inference
13:45 Mark Briers (Alan Turing Institute) Computationally intensive statistical challenges in Defence and Security
14:05 Sam Livingstone (University College London) On the robustness of gradient-based MCMC
14:30 Tea
14:50 Christophe Andrieu (University of Bristol) On the hypercoercivity of some piecewise deterministic Markov process Monte-Carlo methods
15:15 Chris Oates (Newcastle University; The Alan Turing Institute) Statistical modelling and analysis of materials
15:40 Murray Pollock (University of Warwick) Fusion and con-fusion for Bayesian analysis of distributed data
16:05 Louis Aslett (Durham University; The Alan Turing Institute) Privacy and security in Bayesian inference
16:30 Drinks Reception