The Young Researchers' meeting (YRM) is a weekly seminar for postgraduate students and postdocs. It provides an informal forum where we discuss our research and exchange ideas. We usually start the meeting with a presentation on a topic from or related to statistics or probability, which is followed by a discussion over tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake).
Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings take place on Tuesdays during term time in the Statistics Common Room at 4 pm unless otherwise advertised.
We are currently looking for volunteers to give talks in Term 2, each lasting 30–40 minutes. These can be something related to your own research or more generally something that you think would be of interest. For instance, you could:
• explain a useful statistical method or mathematical tool;
• present and take us through an important journal article;
• showcase an interesting R package.
If you would like to give a talk please email one of us: d dot selby at warwick dot ac dot uk, v dot perrone at warwick dot ac dot uk and s dot k dot wright at warwick dot ac dot uk.
IT Essentials for new PhD students
- Computational Resources: Hardware, Software & Training
- Mathematical typesetting (LaTeX) and reference management
- Louis Aslett: "Taming the inner loop" slides
Further reading on optimization and computer architecture:
- Inside the Machine by Stokes — very accessible and doesn't go into crazy details
- Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy & Patterson (5th ed) — the Bible, even recommended internally by Intel
- Agner Fog's work on assembly and optimization
- Literate Programming in R Markdown (slides ; source files )
- Statistical computing on CSC clusters (slides )
- How to Become a Power Linux User (slides ; more on bash scripting)
Where an abstract is available, you can view it by clicking on the title of the talk.