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Bayes@Lund - Conference about Bayesian methods

You are welcome to participate in the fifth edition of Bayes@Lund! The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and professionals working with or interested in Bayesian methods. Bayes@Lund aims at being accessible to researchers with little experience of Bayesian methods while still being relevant to experienced practitioners. The focus is on how Bayesian methods are used in research and in the industry, what advantages Bayesian methods have over classical alternatives, and how the use and teaching of Bayesian methods can be encouraged.


08.45 Registration

09.10 Welcome

09.15-10.00 Why not to be afraid of priors (too much), Paul-Christian Bürkner, University of Münster, Department of Psychology.

10.00-10.20 Bayesian 3D Priors for Brain Imaging, Per Sidén, Lindköping university, Department of Computer and Information Science.

10.20-10.40 Coffee break

10.40-11.40 Session: Bayesian Regression Models using Stan
- Introducing the brms R package, Paul-Christian Bürkner, University of Münster, Department of Psychology.
- A hands-on example of Bayesian mixed models with brms, Andrey Anikin, Lund University, Cognitive Science.
- Analyzing an experiment on involuntary attention using brms, Antonio Schettino, Ghent University, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology.
- Analyzing orientation behaviour in animals using Stan, John Kirwan, Lund University, Department of Biology.

12.00-12.45 Sandwich lunch and mingle in the foyer

12.45-13.30 I know what you ate last summer! – the virtue of Bayesian analysis in food risk assessment, Jukka Ranta, Evira Finnish Food Safety Authority, Risk Assessment Unit.

13.30-13.50 Inference in ecology and evolution beyond generalised linear mixed models, Reinder Radersma, Lund university, Department of Biology.

13.50-14.00 Quick break

14.00-15.00 Session: Bayesian hypothesis testing
- Is there something out there? Ullrika Sahlin, Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research.
- Bayes Factors: A ‘re-volution’ in psychology, Geoff Patching, Lund University, Department of Psychology.
- Sequential Testing with Information Criteria and Evidence Ratios, Ladislas Nalborczyk, Univ. Grenoble Alpes & Ghent University.

15.00-15.30 Coffee and cake

15.30-16.15 Session: Approximate Bayesian inference
- What to do when exact Bayes is impossible? Some tools for approximate Bayesian inference, Umberto Picchini, Lund University, Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
- Making the most out of a single datapoint using Approximate Bayesian inference, Denis Shepelin, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University.

16.15-16.30 How I introduce Bayes to beginners, Rasmus Bååth, King Digital Entertainment.

16.30 Closing

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12 April 2018 08:45 to 16:30
the Lux building, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

About the event

12 April 2018 08:45 to 16:30
the Lux building, Helgonavägen 3, Lund