Séminaire SCube Université Paris Saclay

Séminaire le 25 Septembre 2015, 10h30 à CENTRALESUPELEC, L2S, SALLE DU CONSEIL

Details are given below. Access information are available on the website http://www.lss.supelec.fr/scube

John Skilling, Maximum Entropy Data Consultants Ltd, UK
Title : Bayesian Tomography -> détails ici

Bio : John Skilling was awarded his PhD in radio astronomy in 1969.  Through the 1970s and 1980s he was a lecturer in applied mathematics at Cambridge University, specialising in data analysis.  He left to concentrate on consultancy work, originally using maximum entropy methods but moving to Bayesian methodology when algorithms became sufficiently powerful.  John has been a prominent contributor to the “MaxEnt” conferences since their beginning in 1981.  He is the discoverer of the nested sampling algorithm which performs integration over spaces of arbitrary dimension, which is the basic operation dictated by the sum rule of Bayesian calculus.