International Workshop on
Bayesian statistics using OpenBUGS and R

08-12 December 2008, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kerala, India

Aims of the workshop

  • To make participants familiar with R for statistical analysis,
  • To introduce participants to the use of Bayesian methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and their application in OpenBUGS
  • To demonstrate the use of OpenBUGS from R.


About 30 particpants, viz. scientists from various institutes in India, the UK and Nigeria, epidemiologists and medical professionals, researchers, postgraduate students.


  • Andrew Thomas, Chief developer of OpenBUGS, CREEM School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Olli Saarela, Researcher, National Public Health Institute (KTL), Helsinki, Finland
  • Sangita Kulathinal, Senior scientist, INSEED, Nashik, and Adjunct Professor of statistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bijoy Joseph, Indic Society for Education and Development, Nashik


Department of Statistics, St. Thomas College,
Arunapuram P.O, Pala,
Kottayam, Kerala - 686 574, India.


The Indic Society for Education and Development,
1, Swami Enterprises Complex,
Tigrania road, Tapovan Bridge,
Nashik - 422 011, Maharashtra, India.

Updated: 2008.12.16
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