The 5th annual David Finney lecture will be given by Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen
(Queensland Technology University), organised by the Centre for Statistics
, University of Edinburgh and hosted by the ICMS
Crikey - it's a Bayesian!
Bayesian statistics is now an established tool of trade for an applied statistician or data scientist. However, there are many open challenges in Bayesian modelling and analysis, which are often inspired by challenging real-world problems.
In this presentation, Kerrie Mengersen will discuss a suite of environmental and biological problems that have required us to build better Bayesian tools to address increasingly sophisticated insights. The applied challenges range from the Antarctic to the Amazon, and from water to wellness. The tools include spatio-temporal models, nonparametrics, latent variable constructs and Bayesian network analyses.
The work is based on research with a range of collaborators who will be acknowledged in the presentation.
Running Order (all times GMT):
10.00: Event Opens and Introductions
10.10: Lecture Begins
11.25: Event Ends