International Workshop on Bayesian computation using OpenBUGS (and R)

22-26 November 2010, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Aims of the workshop

  • To introduce participants to the use of Bayesian methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and Bayesian computation using OpenBUGS
  • To demonstrate the use of R for data preparation and graphics
  • To demonstrate the use of OpenBUGS from R

Content

  • Philosophy of Bayesian inference
  • MCMC simulation
  • Generalised linear models (binary, count and continuous data)
  • Logistic regression for cohort and case-control data
  • Disease mapping
  • Bayesian data augmentation
  • Model checking
  • Bayesian computation using OpenBUGS and R

Faculty

  • Andrew Thomas, PhD (Physics) - Chief developer of OpenBUGS
    • CREEM School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Olli Saarela, PhD (Statistics)
    • National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland
  • Sangita Kulathinal, PhD (Statistics)
    • Senior scientist, The Indic Society for Education and Development (INSEED), Nashik
    • Adjunct Professor of Statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
    • Adjunct Professor of Biometry, University of Tampere, Finland
    • Adjunct faculty, Department of Statistics, Manipal University, India
  • Bijoy Joseph, PhD (Geology) (Course co-ordinator)
    • Senior researcher, The Indic Society for Education and Development (INSEED), Nashik
    • Adjunct faculty, Department of Statistics, Manipal University, India

Host institute

Department of Biostatistics,
Christian Medical College (CMC),
Bagayam, Vellore 632 002
http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/DeptBioStats/tabid/324/Default.aspx

Organisers

The Indic Society for Education and Development (INSEED)
1, Swami Enterprises Complex,
Tigrania road, Tapovan Bridge,
Nashik - 422 011, Maharashtra, INDIA.
http://www.inseed.org/

Department of Biostatistics,
Christian Medical College,
Bagayam, Vellore 632 002
http://www.cmc-biostatistics.ac.in/

Updated: 2010.12.01
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