[Ml-stat-talks] Brad Efron, Tue 4/16, 4:30 PM, Sherrerd 101 (2nd Talk)

Ahmet Emre Barut abarut at Princeton.EDU
Fri Apr 12 16:14:20 EDT 2013

Dear Ml-stat,

Brad Efron is giving an another talk on Tuesday next week, in addition to the Wilks Memorial lecture on Wednesday (4/17). This talk is part of the ORFE colloquium.


Frequentist Accuracy of Bayesian Estimates
by Bradley Efron<http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~ckirby/brad/> (Stanford University)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Sherrerd Hall 101, 4:30 PM

In the absence of prior information, popular Bayesian estimation techniques usually begin with some form of "uninformative" prior, intended to have minimal inferential influence. Bayes rule will still produce nice‐looking estimates and credible intervals, but these lack the logical force attached to genuine priors, and require further justification. This talk concerns computational formulas that produce frequentist accuracy assessments for Bayesian estimates. Both encouraging and cautionary examples will be presented.
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