Advances in Scalable Bayesian Computation (14w5125)


(Simon Fraser University)

(University of British Columbia)

(Paris Dauphine University)

(Duke University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Advances in Scalable Bayesian Computation" workshop from March 2nd to March 7th, 2014.

Computational advances are always accompanied by new challenges, due both to the growth in data processing and in the possible exploration of new models. While highly innovative statistical computing methods from the early 1990's still are at the core of today's statistical practice, new models, especially in population genetics and statistical signal processing cannot be readily handled by such methods. Solutions at the interface between improved computing algorithms and controlled model approximations are now appearing in several fields and this workshop aims at bringing together experts from those different fields.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).