The BayesComp group hosted visiting student Maria Bondareva through the VSRP program from January to June 2019. She worked on projects concerning survival models and joint models and developed some vignettes for survival analysis in R.
Prof. Haavard Rue visited the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain during May 2019 to give a seminar at the Department of Statistics and to collaborate on ongoing projects.
Prof. Haavard Rue was an invited speaker at the Swiss Numerics Day 2019 meeting in May 2019 at USI Lugano, Switzerland. He contributed to this meeting with a talk about the role and importance of sparse matrices in statistics. He also collaborated with Prof Olaf Schenk, which is the brain behind the PARDISO sparse matrix library in R, and others.
Prof. Haavard Rue and Dr. Haakon Bakka presented a seminar on spatio-temporal modeling at the University of Cape Town in South Africa in June 2019.
Prof. Haavard Rue, Dr. Haakon Bakka and Dr. Janet van Niekerk presented a four day long INLA training course at the University of South Africa in Florida, Johannesburg during June 2019.
Prof. Haavard Rue and Dr. Haakon Bakka presented a part of the
European Course in Advanced Statistics on Statistical Analysis for
Space-Time Data (ECAS2019), organized by the Portuguese Statistical
Society (SPE) and the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operational
Research (SEIO). The course took place in Lisbon, Portugal, on July
Prof. Haavard Rue, Dr. Haakon Bakka and Dr. Janet van Niekerk attended the 62nd World Statistics Congress of the ISI in Kuala Lumpur on 18-23 August 2019 where they presented in invited and contributed paper sessions.
This bi-annual meeting brings together major role players from academia, government offices and industry partners.
The Valencia International Bayesian Analysis Summer School, VIBASS3 was attended by four members of BayesComp. It was an opportunity to get access to the most up to date advances of this field, acquire more skills for PhD research, and to network with other professionals and experts.
In June 2019, BayesComp members attended the Data Science Summer School DS3 that was held at École Polytechnique University in Paris. This event provided them with a series of courses and practical sessions covering the latest advances in the field of data science.
The Statistics Program at KAUST is proud to host the 2018 Workshop on Statistics and Data Science. This workshop gathers the leading experts on statistical data science to discuss the current needs, challenges and opportunities of modeling massive and high dimensional data, predicting complex biological and physical processes.