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The Scientific Committee is pleased to award the Young Author Best Paper Award  to [ex-aequo]

Baruch College, CUNY, USA
A Theoretical Comparison of the Data Augmentation, marginal Augmentation and PX-DA Algorithms

Adeline SAMSON
Université Paris 5, France,
Maximum Likelihood estimation in non-linear mixed models via the SAEM-MCMC algorithm

The slides of the courses and of the talks, and some pictures are available.

The Workshop New directions in Monte Carlo Methods will be held in Fleurance, France, June 25 - 29, 2007.

Monte Carlo algorithms are widely used methods for solving problems that are otherwise intractable. These methods have had a profund impact in Statistics, Statistical Physics, Computer Science, Finance, Engineering, Reliability and Defense surveillance systems (for example, particle filters are relevant for tracking).  This methodology is fairly universal in that it formally applies to almost every settings.

The Workshop will cover both methodologies and applications. It will focus on adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, population Monte Carlo algorithms, and on machine learning strategies on which the on-line optimisation of Monte Carlo algorithms heavily rely. Applications cover Mathematical Finance, Bayesian Statistics and Quantum Physics.

The Workshop will gather together graduate students and researchers interested in Monte Carlo methodology and its applications. It will emphasize new methods and mathematical problems that are motivated by contemporary developments in Monte Carlo methods. There will be 5 short courses, contributed sessions, and plenty of time in the interstices for informal discussion.

The number of participants is limited to 50 persons.


         Last Updated Thursday, May 24, 2007