REMINDER: Application deadline 2 May. If you wish to receive an invitation, please contact the organisers by the end of May 2nd. Bayes Lectures 2014, University of Edinburgh The invited lecturers and titles of their talks are: ----------- Alan Gelfand (Duke University, USA) Wildfires in South Africa, Cherry Trees in Japan -------------------- Sonia Petrone (Universita Bocconi, Italy) Improving Prediction from Dirichlet Process Mixtures via Enrichment ---------------- Max Welling (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) Bayes in the Age of Big Data ------------------ John Winn (Microsoft Research, UK) Probabilistic programming - the future of Bayesian inference? --------------------- The Schools of Mathematics and of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh are organizing a series of lectures on Bayesian statistics on Wed 28 and Thurs 29 May 2014. These lectures are named after the Reverend Thomas Bayes, a former student of the University of Edinburgh from 1719 to c. 1722, and are supported by the Principal's Fund of the University. This research workshop will run from 2pm on Wednesday 28 to 3pm on Thursday 29 May. In addition to the lectures there will be open discussion sessions, and there may be a poster session on Wednesday if there is sufficient interest. There are a number of places still open for attendance at the workshop. Participation is by invitation only. We encourage anyone who is interested to apply for an invitation by sending an email to [log in to unmask] with the following information: Name: Affiliation: Position: Web site: Dietary requirements for lunch: Title and abstract of poster (optional): Please describe briefly your reasons for requesting attendance: We welcome submissions for short talks and/or posters. If you wish to contribute, please include a proposed title and abstract in your registration email. For full consideration applications should be received by 2nd May 2014. There is no registration fee. However, we regret that we do not have funds available to cover the travel or accommodation of participants. Website: http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/bayeslectures/ Colin Aitken (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh) Natalia Bochkina (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh) Chris Williams (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh) -- Professor Colin Aitken, Professor of Forensic Statistics, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ. 0131 650 4877; [log in to unmask] http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~cgga The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. You may leave the list at any time by sending the command SIGNOFF allstat to [log in to unmask], leaving the subject line blank.