[Ml-stat-talks] ORFE Colloquium: Bradley Efron, **TODAY*** @ 4:30pm, Sherrerd 101

Philippe Rigollet rigollet at Princeton.EDU
Tue Apr 16 10:34:51 EDT 2013


Before his public lecture tomorrow, Brad Efron will give the ORFE colloquium TODAY.
Don't miss it!
Philippe
=== ORFE Colloquium Announcement ===

DATE:   Today, April 16, 2013

TIME:   4:30pm

LOCATION:   Sherrerd Hall room 101

SPEAKER:   Bradley Efron, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

TITLE:   Frequentist Accuracy of Bayesian Estimates

ABSTRACT:   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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Philippe Rigollet
www.princeton.edu/~rigollet<http://www.princeton.edu/~rigollet>





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