April 23, 2024

Program in Probability and Its Applications

Workshop on Monte Carlo Methods
Sunday October 25, 1998 -- Thursday October 29, 1998

Organizing Committee

N. Madras (York University), R. Neal (University of Toronto), J. Rosenthal (University of Toronto).

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Invited speakers

  • Bernd Berg (Florida State University)
  • J. Besag (University of Washington)
  • David M. Ceperley (University of Illinois)
  • James Allen Fill (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Karl Jansen (CERN)
  • Anthony D. Kennedy (University of Edinburgh)
  • Xiao-Li Meng (University of Chicago)
  • Antonietta Mira (University of Minnesota)
  • Jesper Moller (Aalborg University)
  • Duncan Murdoch (University of Western Ontario)
  • Gareth O. Roberts (University of Lancaster)
  • Alistair Sinclair (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Stuart G. Whittington (University of Toronto)
  • David B. Wilson (Microsoft Research)

The focus of the workshop will be on Monte Carlo methods (mostly Markov chain methods) that have been used effectively in statistical physics and/or statistics, and which are based on ideas that seem to be widely applicable. Speakers have backgrounds in physics, statistics, and probability, and the programme is intended to promote discussion across these disciplines. The emphasis will be on new methods, practical applications, and analysis of methods.