THE CAMBRIDGE STATISTICS DISCUSSION GROUP
Tuesday 4th October 2005 7:15 for 7:45
Large Lecture Theatre,
Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit,
Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Bayesian methods for Population Ecology
University of Cambridge
The Bayesian revolution has been slow to take off in the ecological
literature, but there are many advantages to adopting these powerful new
statistical methods. In this talk we will highlight some of the important
ecological issues that have been addressed using Bayesian computational
techniques and highlight the advantages and challenges in using them.
The talk will be illustrated by a number of cases studies incorporating
recent and current research.
Steve graduated in mathematics at Bristol in 1991 before taking a Masters
degree in Statistics at the University of Kent. He stayed on at Kent
for a year as a Research Assistant, under the supervision of Professor Byron
Morgan. During that year (1992-93) Steve helped set up The Minitab Macro
Library and produced a number of papers.
After leaving Kent, he joined the Statistical Laboratory at the University of
Cambridge. There he studied for a PhD on Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods,
under the supervision of Prof. Gareth Roberts. Whilst at Cambridge, he wrote a
couple of papers on MCMC. Since graduating, Steve has been a member of
the Statistics Groups at Bristol and Surrey universities and is now back
at the Statistical Laboratory in Cambridge. In 1999 Steve was awarded the
Royal Statistical Society's Research prize.
Research interests focus upon the development and application of
computationally intensive methods in Statistics. Application areas include
archaeology, biology, ecology, epidemiology, economics and engineering.
Annual General Meeting: Steve's talk will be preceded by a brief
Annual General Meeting.
Directions: Chaucer Road is off Trumpington Road - if you are heading
away from the city centre it is the first right after the junction
with Brooklands Avenue. Number 15 is at the end on the left and is a
large Victorian House with a more modern extension to its right.
The entrance is in the porch located in the middle of the older section on
the left as you come in and is accessed by ascending a few steps from the
car park. Cars may be parked there. The outside door will be locked at 7:45.
Arrivals after 7:45 may gain admittance admittance by contacting the
secretary on 07761769436.
30th November - Joe Perry, Suzanne Clark (Rothamstead) & Peter Rothery (CEH)
on 'Design of experiments and analysis of data concerning GM crops'.
Supper: Some members eat regularly in the University Centre before
each talk meeting in the downstairs bar at 5-45pm. Feel free to join them.
Secretary: Peter Watson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit,
15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 2EF;telephone 01223 355294 Extension 801;
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LET PETER WATSON KNOW.