A short course on
December 14th and 15th 2009
National University of Ireland, Galway
Presenter: Athanasios Kottas, University of California at Santa Cruz
Co-presenter: Milovan Krnjajić, National University of Ireland, Galway
Venue: National University of Ireland, Galway
MRA201 Seminar Room
Annex to Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute
10:30—11:00 registration in MRA201
Contact: Mary Kelly (School of Mathematics) 091 492332
Monday December 14, 11:00--13:00 (Morning Session I)
Motivation for Bayesian nonparametric modeling. General approaches for
construction of nonparametric priors. Dirichlet process (DP) priors and
mixtures of DP priors: definitions, properties, and methods. Applications
to Bayesian bio-assay (dose-response) modeling.
Monday December 14, 14:00--17:00 -- (Afternoon Session I)
Dirichlet process mixture models: definitions, examples, methods for
posterior inference and prediction. Connections with finite mixture models.
Tuesday December 15, 9:00--12:00 (Morning Session II)
Applications of DP mixture models: density estimation, nonparametric curve
fitting, quantile regression, survival analysis, multivariate ordinal data
Tuesday December 15, 14:00--17:00 (Afternoon Session II)
Applications of DP mixture models (continued): Receiver Operating
Characteristic (ROC) data analysis, inference for temporal and spatial
Poisson processes. Overview of extensions of DP priors and DP mixture
models: dependent DP priors, hierarchical DP mixtures, nested DP priors,
spatial DP prior models.
To register please send an email to milovan [dot] krnjajic [at] nuigalway [dot] ie
with the subject line “Registration, Bayesian course 2009”
and the following information in the body of the message:
(5) Email Address
(6) Indicate if you are
(a) PhD student
Please make every effort to register (by e-mail) by 10-Dec-2009.
The registration fee is €40 for ISA Members and €50 for non members (tea/coffee included).
The fee is payable on the first day of the course. If paying cash please bring the correct amount.
If paying by a cheque please make it payable to the NUI Galway, School of Mathematics,
with the memo: Bayesian course 2009.
If you are a student or a postdoc please read ISA Travel Grants for the Course
Here is the info on travel and accommodation
Organized by John Hinde and Milovan Krnjajić