A few days in Bordeaux
Next week I’ll spend three days in Bordeaux, courtesy of the ALEA (Advanced Learning Evolutionary Algorithms) team led by Pierre Del Moral. The plan is to meet François Caron and Pierre Del Moral, who are (among other things) working in cutting-edge Monte Carlo simulation techniques and their theoretical validation. On Tuesday I’ll have the opportunity to present the SMC^2 algorithm in their working group, a joint work with Nicolas Chopin and Omiros Papaspiliopoulos about which I’ve blogged before. I’m already very grateful to the ALEA team for this opportunity!
It’s also an opportunity to meet Luke Bornn (PhD student at UBC, Vancouver and currently visiting the ALEA team) again, whom I’m working with on another Monte Carlo method, more on this soon…