Bayesianz Research Group: What's been happening
 13 Aug 2014. Brendon Brewer on "Transdimensional Bayesian Inference and Nested Sampling"
(i.e., how to make your reversible jump even jumpier!).
 27 Aug 2014. Russell Millar on foundations of inference "Shaky foundations: what they don't tell you as an undergrad".
pdf slides here
 10 Sept 2014. Alex Popinga on "Sticky stochastic inference in infectious diseases".
 24 Sept 2014. Stephane Guindon gave a very insightful look at the motivation of nested sampling. A key step was to utilize the alternative formula for an expected value, expressed as the integral of (1F(y)) (one minus the cdf).
 8 Oct 2014. Patricio Russel presented his PhD provisional talk on "Better Proposals for Bayesian phylogenetic".
 22 Oct 2014. Russell presented the exchange paradox as an example of inconsistent inference
arising from uniform priors. Then, Stephane presented reversiblejump calculations for transdimensional
proposal distributions, showing how this resulted in a simple MetropolisHasting acceptance probability.
 5 Nov 2014. Tim Vaughan lead a discussion on Richard Cox's seminal 1946 paper on "Probability, Frequency and Reasonable,Expectation", showing how the rules of probability can be justified from axiomatic arguments for plausibility of events.
 19 Nov 2014. Russell Millar spoke on new developments in model comparison using information criteria, "Beyond DIC: New developments in Bayesian model comparison".
We saw that the choice of targeted loss is a fundamental decision.
pdf slides here
