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BIDSA Hybrid Seminar: "Two applications of the variational form of Bayes theorem”

BIDSA Hybrid Seminar 2021: Haavard Rue, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Online seminar
Second Edition of Junior Bayes Beyond the Borders (JB^3)

The 2021 edition of Junior Bayes Beyond the Borders (JB^3) is an online seminar series jointly organized by the BayesLab at Bocconi University and j-ISBA, the junior section of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). This year the series will feature talks by the winners of the Blackwell-Rosenbluth Award by j-ISBA.

Tommaso Rigon Awarded for His PhD Dissertation

Tommaso Rigon, Bocconi PhD in Statistics alumnus, received the Savage Award 2020 in Theory & Methods for his PhD dissertation, Finite-dimensional nonparametric priors: Theory and applications.

The Math of Stem Cells

Triggered by a challenging biological problem, Hugo Lavenant, Assistant Professor at Department of Decision Sciences and BIDSA Affiliate, has developed innovative mathematical models for stem cell differentiation.

Igor Pruenster President of International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Founded in 1992, ISBA approaches its 30th anniversary. Over these years, it has promoted the development and application of Bayesian statistics. This approach to modeling and prediction is based on the celebrated theorem by Thomas Bayes, where available knowledge about the parameters in a probabilistic model is updated with the information contained in the data.

Daniele Durante Awarded by the Italian Statistical Society
The Assistant Professor has been awarded for the first edition of the prize assigned to early-career scholars, under the age of 40, for the contributions to the Statistical Sciences.
Marta Catalano wins an IMS New Researcher Travel Award
This distinguished award allows the winner to attend and present her work in a future IMS Meeting. Notably Marta is the only recipient based in Europe.
Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes
An Applied Social Science problem inspired Professor Omiros Papaspiliopoulos, new BIDSA Fellow, to investigate new scalable Bayesian computation strategies.
Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic
Massimo Marinacci and Valentina Bosetti investigate how modern Decision Theory can assist policymakers in critical times such as the Covid19 crisis in a paper co-authored by the Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen.
BIDSA Spring Webinar Series 2021
BIDSA presents its current webinar series, with five talks during this semester.