'Computing Bayes: Bayesian computation from 1763 to 2017!'


2 pm, Friday, 9 March 2018


Monash University, Clayton Campus

Menzies Building, Room E457

20 Chancellors Walk

From Richard Price's 1763 presentation to the Royal Society of `An Essay Towards Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances' by the Reverend Thomas Bayes, to 2017 papers on: pseudo-marginal Markov chain Monte Carlo, approximate Bayesian computation, variational Bayes and synthetic likelihood, we take a wild romp through two and a half centuries of Bayesian computation! From Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, through to the birth of the Dutch mercantile state, and finishing with an analogy between Bayesian statistics and the French language, get ready for a ride!

ACEMS Associate Investigator Gael Martin will present this talk at Monash University.

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