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Statistics group seminar 2021/2022

During this academic year, both me and another lecturer (in statistics) Eduard Campillo-Funollet are organising seminar series for the statistics group at the University of Kent. The normal time slots for the statistics group seminar is Thursdays 14:00-15:00. If you would like to suggest a speaker, please send either me ( or Eduard ( an email.


Following is the schedule of the seminar series:

Date                         Speaker                                                    Title

30/09/2021              Vacant                                                      Vacant

07/10/2021              Dr Eduard Campillo-Funollet             Modelling and forecasting COVID-19 in Sussex
University of Kent, United Kingdom

13/10/2021              Dr Amy Willis                                        Measurement error in compositional data and the replicability of microbiome studies
University of Washington, United States

14/10/2021              Dr Bruno Santos                                  Multiple-output response variables and Bayesian quantile regression models
University of Kent, United Kingdom

21/10/2021              Dr Onur Teymur                                    A Bayesian nonparametric test for conditional independence
University of Kent, United Kingdom

28/10/2021              Dr Stefano Canessa                             What to know and what to do: gaps between learning and acting in conservation planning and practice
Universität Bern, Switzerland

04/11/2021              Dr Luke Joseph Kelly                              Coupling Markov chains for phylogenetic inference
Université Paris Dauphine, France

10/11/2021              Dr Linglong Kong                                    Estimation for bivariate quantile varying coefficient model
University of Alberta, Canada

18/11/2021               Vacant                                                      Vacant

25/11/2021             Dr Wei Zhang                                            Laplace approximation in the R package NIMBLE
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

02/12/2021              Dr Gelly Mitrodima                                 A Bayesian quantile time series model for asset returns
London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom

09/12/2021              Dr Caroline Brophy                               Modelling the biodiversity and ecosystem function relationship: going beyond species richness
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

03/02/2022              Dr Renata Retkute                                  Parameter estimation using adaptive multiple importance sampling (AMIS)
University of Cambridge, UK

17/02/2022              Dr James Van Yperen                            Living in the moment: using ordinary differential equations for uncertainty quantification
University of Sussex, UK

24/02/2022              Dr Yining Chen                                  From Shape-Constrained Regression to Feature Detection
London School of Economics & Political Science, United Kingdom

09/03/2022              Dr Hongsheng Dai                        Recent advances in Bayesian Computation – Bayesian Fusion
University of Essex, UK

10/03/2022              Dr Frederic Barraquand                  Fitting dynamic models for interacting species using both population count and interaction rate data
Institute of Mathematics of Bordeaux, France

17/03/2022              Prof Thomas Kneib                         Bayesian spatio-temporal distributional regression models
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

07/04/2022              Dr Isa Marques                              Dealing with Spatial Confounding by Explicitly Correlating Gaussian Random Fields
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany