Bayesian Discussion Group

Department of Statistics

University of Missouri – Columbia



Spring 2011

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

210 Middlebush Hall



Schedule of talks


February 22 – Subha Guha

Posterior Simulation in Countable Mixture Models for Large Datasets

                        Journal of the American Statistical Association (2010), Vol. 105, No. 490: 775-786


March 1 - Paul Speckman

Joint work with Yu Yue (City University of New York)

Adaptive smoothing with a Cauchy process prior


March 8 - Marco Ferreira

Dynamic Multiscale Spatio-Temporal Models for Gaussian Areal Data


March 15 - Dongchu Sun

Objective Priors for Discrete Parameter Spaces


March 22 - Nilotpal Sanyal

Bayesian Hierarchical Multi-subject Multiscale Analysis of Functional MRI Data


April 5 - Jeff Gill (Washington University in St. Louis)

Using Nonparametric Modeling to Fight Terrorism


April 12 - Scott Holan

A Bayesian Approach to Seasonal Adjustment of Long Memory Time Series


April 19 - Jay Harrison (Monsanto Regulatory Sciences)

Bayesian Applications in Agricultural Research at Monsanto


April 26 - Chester Schmaltz

Ignorance and Imprecise Probabilities


Professors are welcome to present their own papers or papers by others!

Students interested in giving a talk may want to discuss with their advisors about which paper to present.

Please contact Subha Guha if you would like to make a presentation.


The following are possible suggestions for papers that may be discussed by the group:


Matthew A. Taddy

Autoregressive Mixture Models for Dynamic Spatial Poisson Processes: Application to Tracking Intensity of Violent Crime

Journal of the American Statistical Association (2010), Vol. 105, No. 492: 1403–1417


            Fan Li and Nancy Zhang

Bayesian Variable Selection in Structured High-Dimensional Covariate Spaces With Applications in Genomics

Journal of the American Statistical Association (2010), Vol. 105, No. 491: 1202–1214


Abhishek Bhattacharya and David Dunson

Nonparametric Bayesian Density Estimation on Manifolds with Applications to Planar Shapes

Biometrika (2010) 97(4): 851-865


            Nicholas Polson and Steven Scott

Data Augmentation for Support Vector Machines

Bayesian Analysis (2011) Vol. 6, No. 1: 1-24


            Ruiyan Luo and Hongyu Zhao

Bayesian hierarchical modeling for signaling pathway inference from single cell interventional data

                        Annals of Applied Probability, to appear


            Yongtao Guan and Matthew Stephens

Bayesian Variable Selection Regression for Genome-wide Association Studies, and other Large-Scale Problems

Annals of Applied Probability, to appear