One World ABC Seminar

from April 9, 2020 to July 16, 2020

on Thursdays at 11:30 am [UK time]
Inspired by the "One World Probability Seminar", we decided to run The One World ABC Seminar, a weekly/fortnightly series of seminars that will take place on Blackboard Collaborate on Thursdays at 11.30am [UK time]. The idea is to gather members and disseminate results and innovation during these weeks and months under lockdown.


How it works

We will use Blackboard Collaborate, a webinar tool. Neither registration nor attendance list or download will be required. Before the talk, you will find a guest link on the mail sent via the mailing list (see below). Just click on the link and enjoy the webinar. To know how to join a session, testing your setup, reading about the Blackboard Collaborate Etiquette and know what to do in case of problems, click here.

Mailing List

If you are interested in the One World ABC Seminar and would like to hear from us fortnightly about the announced speaker, title and abstract and, most importantly, be able to join the talk, please register here.


This is the list of confirmed speakers, which will be continuously updated.
If you want to have the late updated program click here.

Date Title Speaker
09.04.2020 Distilling importance sampling Dennis Prangle
23.04.2020 Rare event ABC-SMC^2 Ivis Kerama and Richard Everitt
07.05.2020 Stratified sampling and bootstrapping for approximate Bayesian computation Umberto Picchini
21.05.2020 Focused Bayesian Prediction Gael Martin
04.06.2020 Spectral density-based and measure-preserving ABC for partially observed diffusion processes. An illustration on Hamiltonian SDEs  Irene Tubikanec
18.06.2020 Approximate Bayesian computation via the energy statistic?  Hien Duy Nguyen



Julyan Arbel
Ritabrata Dutta
Richard Everitt
Paul Fearnhead
Michael Gutmann
Gael Martin
Antonietta Mira
Umberto Picchini
Dennis Prangle
Christian Robert
Judith Rousseau
Scott Sisson
Massimiliano Tamborrino

Published on June 5, 2020