Masterclass 3: Dr Francois-Xavier Briol, University College London

Tuesday 9 April 2024, 9:00am to Thursday 11 April 2024, 5:00pm


Lancaster University (Room TBC), Lancaster, UK

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This event is only for STOR-i students and STOR-i National Associates.

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Stein's Method as a Computational Tool

Stein's Method as a Computational Tool

Stein’s method was originally developed as a proof technique in probability theory, but has recently led to significant advances in statistics and machine learning. These include new methods for hypothesis testing, parametric estimation, Monte Carlo methods, variational inference algorithms, and generalised Bayesian inference schemes. This course will aim to demystify the various technical tools used in Stein's method to make these new algorithms accessible to a wide audience of statisticians.

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Name Kim Wilson