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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: Chocolate, X-Rays and Bayes Linear Methods

Presented by Benjamin Lopez, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University

4 November 2015 13:00 in CM105

Bayes Linear Methods offer a generalisation to the Bayesian approach where the, often unrealistic, requirement for a full prior probabilistic specification is relaxed. In this talk I will discuss the foundations of Bayes linear statistical inference, taking expectation, not probability, to be the primitive quantity. The talk will be illustrated with 'glamorous' examples from the X-ray industry, particularly developing an on-line algorithm for detecting plastic containment in a popular brand of chocolate.

Contact samuel.jackson@durham.ac.uk for more information

See the Stats4Grads page for more details about this series.