Schedule for: 17w5025 - Validating and Expanding Approximate Bayesian Computation Methods

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, February 19 and departing Friday February 24, 2017
Sunday, February 19
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, February 20
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 10:00 Paul Fearnhead: Convergence/validation of ABC (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Anthony Lee: ABC MCMC: a survey of theoretical results (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 12:00 speed presentations (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:00 free time (TCPL 201)
14:10 - 15:10 Michael Gutmann: Modelling the Model for Approximate Bayesian Computation (TCPL 201)
15:10 - 15:30 Tea Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:30 Jean-Michel Marin: Approximate Bayesian Computation using Random Forests (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Matt Graham: Inference in differentiable generative models (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 further speed presentations (TCPL 201)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, February 21
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Jukka Corander: ABC coming of age (TCPL 201)
10:15 - 10:45 Ewan Cameron: Some ABC methods in epidemiology & astronomy (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 10:40 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
10:35 - 10:40 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:45 - 11:00 Ewan Cameron: Some ABC methods in epidemiology & astronomy (2) (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 12:00 Judith Rousseau: Discussion on convergence (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
14:00 - 15:00 Open time or additional talks (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:30 David Frazier: ABC and model assessment (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:30 Discussion on high dimensions (D. Prangle, C. Robert, S. Sisson) (TCPL 201)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, February 22
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Gael Martin: Dynamic (parameter-driven) models and ABC (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Clara Grazian: Semi-parametric models with copula methods (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 11:30 Pierre Jacob: Inference in generative models using the Wasserstein distance (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Vikash Mansinghka: Probabilistic Programming Highlights (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, February 23
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:30 Kyle Cranmer: Likelihood Free (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Patrick Muchmore: Likelihood-free MCMC for ECDs (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Samuel Kaski: ELFI and inferring cognitive models from data (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 12:00 Veronika Czellar: Discussion on dynamic models (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:00 Dennis Prangle: A rare event approach to high dimensional ABC (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Marco Cusumano-Towner: Inference in "Likelihood-Free" Bayesian Networks (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Scott Sisson: ABC in "high" dimensions (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 open space for discussion, further talks, group work (TCPL 201)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, February 24
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:30 Discussions & Talks & Conclusions (TCPL 201)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
11:00 - 12:00 Open time for remainers (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 12:30 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)