Bayes-250 workshop

Edinburgh, Scotland
5-7 Sept 2011

The Schools of Mathematics and of Informatics at The University of
Edinburgh are holding a research workshop to mark the 250th
anniversary of the death of Thomas Bayes, a former student of the
University of Edinburgh. The workshop will run from early afternoon
on Monday 5th to late morning on Wednesday 7th September. The general
theme of the workshop is that of what has come to be known as Bayesian

David Dunson (Duke University, USA) will be giving a keynote lecture.
Other confirmed workshop speakers include: Christophe Andrieu
(Bristol), Zoubin Ghahramani (Cambridge), Michael Goldstein (Durham),
Simon Godsill (Cambridge), Peter Green (Bristol), Chris Holmes
(Oxford), Neil Lawrence (Sheffield), Carl Rasmussen (Cambridge),
Christian Robert (Paris), Jim Smith (Warwick), Darren Wilkinson (Newcastle),
John Winn (Cambridge).

There will also be a general interest public lecture in the late
afternoon of Monday 5th September by Professor David Spiegelhalter
FRS, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at The
University of Cambridge, at which all attending the workshop are
invited to attend.

There are a number of places still open for attendance at the
workshop. Participation is by invitation only. We encourage anyone who
is interested to apply for an invitation by sending an
email to bayes250app(at) with the following information.

Web site:
Please indicate if you are a PhD student, postdoc, or early career researcher.
Dietary requirements for lunch:
Please give a few sentences about your reasons for requesting attendance.

For full consideration applications should be received by Thursday 23
June. There is no registration fee. However, we regret that we do
not have funds available to cover the travel or accommodation of

For more information see

Colin Aitken (School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh)
Charles Sutton (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
Chris Williams (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)