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Short Courses

DEADLINE SHORT COURSES: May 31, 2016

AMAZING SHORT COURSES AT ISBA 2016:

The 13th ISBA World Meeting (http://www.isba2016.org) will take place in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardina, Italy, Mo-Fr, June 13-17 2016.

The meeting venue is at Forte Village Resort, on the seashore, about 40km from Cagliari.

Short courses will be held at Palazzo Baffi, Via Sant’Ignazio da Laconi n. 74, at University of Cagliari (*not* the meeting venue) on Sunday, June 12th, 2016.

The following courses will be offered:

DAY LONG SHORT COURSES

  1. "Nonparametric Bayesian inference and machine learning"
    Peter Orbanz, Columbia University, http://stat.columbia.edu/~porbanz/ and Tamara Broderick, MIT, http://www.tamarabroderick.com

  2. "Computational methods in Bayesian statistics"
    Abel Rodriguez, University of California Santa Cruz http://users.soe.ucsc.edu/~abel/

HALF-DAY COURSES

Morning courses (9:00 - 12:00)

  1. "Big Data"
    David Dunson, Duke University http://stat.duke.edu/~dunson/

  2. "Recent advances in Bayesian adaptive clinical trial design"
    Brian Hobbs, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center http://faculty.mdanderson.org/Brian_Hobbs/

  3. "Introduction to Stan"
    Sebastian Weber, Novartis, Basel.
    http://mc-stan.org/workshops/isba2016/

Afternoon Courses (14:00 - 17:00):

  1. "Time series Modeling"
    Sylvia Fruwirth-Schnatter, W.UVienna http://statmath.wu.ac.at/~fruehwirth/

  2. "Bayesian Demography"
    Adrian Raftery, University of Washington http://www.stat.washington.edu/raftery/

  3. “Introduction to JAGS and NIMBLE” Chris Paciorek, University of California Berkeley http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~paciorek/

  4. "Teaching Bayes -- the essential parts"
    Rebecca Steorts and Abbas Zaidi, Duke University https://stat.duke.edu/~rcs46/bio.html

We expect the courses to fill quickly and will accept participants by order of enrollment. Capacity is limited by the class room sizes.

TRANSPORTATION TO ISBA 2016

There will be buses to Forte Village to transfer participants to the conference venue for ISBA 2016 after the afternoon courses.

Note: The luggage must not be left in the hotel but must be taken at the venue of the Short Courses from where partecipants will leave to Forte Village.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Fees are intended only to cover the costs.

The fees are all-day and include the lunch organized at the University facility.

You will be required to select the courses of interest (1 full day course, or up to 2 half-day courses) at the time of registration.

If you plan to participate at the Short Courses, you can book an hotel at Cagliari city center for the night of Saturday 11 (see the recommended Hotel List and Hotel map). The program of the short courses will be soon available.

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