Approximate Bayesian Computation: treasure trove or trivial pursuit?

HICCC Biostatistics Seminar (a new seminar series)
Simon Tavaré, PhD

Columbia University
“Approximate Bayesian Computation: treasure trove or trivial pursuit?”
Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) has become a standard part of the statistician’s toolbox. 
In this talk he will outline what ABC is about, how it arose, and what it can (and cannot) do. 
He will illustrate the approach with a cancer evolution problem arising in the analysis of sequencing data.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Irving Cancer Research Center Building, Conference Room 117
1130 St. Nicholas Avenue at 166th street, Columbia Medical Campus