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Peter Hochs
Convenor of School Colloquium
Hang Wang
Convenor of Differential Geometry Seminars
Ed Green
Convenor of Fluid Mechanics Seminars
Joshua Ross
Convenor of Operations Research Seminars
Danny Stevenson
Convenor of Undergraduate Seminars

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Next events

Local Ricci flow and limits of non-collapsed regions whose Ricci curvature is bounded from below
11:10 Fri 26 Oct, 2018 :: Barr Smith South Polygon Lecture theatre :: Miles Simon :: University of Magdeburg

We use a local Ricci flow to obtain a bi-Holder correspondence between non-collapsed (possibly non-complete) 3-manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded from below and Gromov-Hausdorff limits of sequences thereof. This is joint work with Peter Topping and the proofs build on results and ideas from recent papers of Hochard and Topping+Simon.
Bayesian Synthetic Likelihood
15:10 Fri 26 Oct, 2018 :: Napier 208 :: A/Prof Chris Drovandi :: Queensland University of Technology

Complex stochastic processes are of interest in many applied disciplines. However, the likelihood function associated with such models is often computationally intractable, prohibiting standard statistical inference frameworks for estimating model parameters based on data. Currently, the most popular simulation-based parameter estimation method is approximate Bayesian computation (ABC). Despite the widespread applicability and success of ABC, it has some limitations. This talk will describe an alternative approach, called Bayesian synthetic likelihood (BSL), which overcomes some limitations of ABC and can be much more effective in certain classes of applications. The talk will also describe various extensions to the standard BSL approach. This project has been a joint effort with several academic collaborators, post-docs and PhD students.