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Introduction to Kullbach-Leibler Variational Methods

Friday 30th September

Organiser: Andrew Stuart

All lectures to be held in Room B3.02

A series of pedagogical lectures to introduce variational approximations for stochastic dynamical systems. Lecturers will be Dan Cornford and Michail Vrettas (Aston) and Manfred Opper (Berlin).

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Programme

09:30 - 10:00 Registration (MRC Office)
10:00 - 10:30 Dan Cornford (Aston) Introduction to Bayesian Inference
10:30 - 11:15 Manfred Opper (Berlin) Introduction to Variational Approximations
11:15 - 12:00 Tea/Coffee/Discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Manfred Opper (Berlin) Variational Gaussian Process Approximations
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Dan Cornford (Aston) Introduction to Data Assimilation
14:30 - 15:30 Michail Vrettas (Aston) VGPA for DA
15:30 - 17:00 Tea/Coffee/Discussion

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