July Workshop on Bayesian & Maximum Entropy Methods

The 29th International Workshop on Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering will be held 5-10 July at the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”), in the quaint university town of Oxford, MS. The organizing committee is currently accepting submissions of abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. Visit the MaxEnt 2009 web site for more detailed information.

I’m on the organizing committee and I’m excited about this year’s meeting. It is covering a broad range of areas with some exciting speakers. Topics include straightforward applications of parametric Bayesian methods, nonparametric methods, Bayesian computation (including the nested sampling algorithm currently making an impact in cosmology), experimental design, statistical mechanics, foundations of statistics, and even some talks by leaders in the areas of the foundations of statistical mechanics and the interpretation of quantum mechanics. I’m very much looking forward to this year’s meeting, and I urge any interested AstroStat Slog readers to submit an abstract (the deadline is imminent, but if it takes you a couple days longer to come up with something, do send it).

For those new to Bayesian methods, note that the workshop begins with a full day of tutorial lectures.

One Comment
  1. Brendon Brewer:

    See you there Tom! Hopefully my paper will be accepted ;)

    04-30-2009, 7:45 am
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