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Bayes 2015

May 21, 2015
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Bayes 2015

This week I'm in Basel for Bayes 2015. As usual lots of interesting talks and a very healthy mix of perspectives $-$ if perhaps a bit less so than usual in terms of topics. I like this conference as it's always very helpful to get interesting ideas $-$...

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That time of the year…

May 18, 2015
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That time of the year…

Slightly later than last year, but, like every year, that time is coming. Yes: Eurovision again. From our point of view, it's of course being a lot quieter than last year, although the paper is still going strong. But we've had two nice surprises:...

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Webinar

May 13, 2015
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Webinar

Yesterday, I have given a webinar (is it even how you say it? "give a webinar"? Anyway...). It was organised by Mapi and I spoke about using the analysis of the value of information in health economic evaluation. The link to the complete webi...

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ICTM Conference

May 13, 2015
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I've been asked to advertise the upcoming International Clinical Trial Methodology conference $-$ this year it will be held in Glasgow. Oddly enough, this will be the second time in a row that the conference is held in Scotland (the 2nd edition wa...

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SPDEVPPI (2)

May 2, 2015
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Following up on our paper, which I've mentioned in the previous post, we've also updated our BCEA package to implement our SPDE-INLA method for the computation of the EVPPI. This is currently a very advanced beta version (available for download here or...

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SPDEVPPI

April 25, 2015
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We've just arxived our paper on efficient computation for the Expected Value of Partial Perfect Information (EVPPI) based on SPDE-INLA. The EVPPI is a decision-theoretic measure of the impact of uncertainty in some of the parameters in a mode...

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There’s no I in Mutual

April 20, 2015
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There’s no I in Mutual

Today I've received an email from a prospective PhD candidate, who says that he (or she) would like to do his (or her) PhD under my supervision on a topic of mutual interest. Except his (or her) interests are in Physics or Applied Mathematics.I know I'...

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Stata goes Bayesian

April 17, 2015
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The other day, my colleague Gareth pointed out a very interesting piece of news. The new version of Stata is just out. Now, I'm not a super-Stata user (although I think it's a good package), but the interesting news is that they have now developed a sp...

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Conflict of interest

April 13, 2015
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Conflict of interest

Disclaimer: I'm fully aware of the obvious conflict of interest here, but also I think that this looks really good, so I'll write about it anyway.This post is to highlight that Marta's and Michela's book on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Bayesian Mod...

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Health economic combat

April 9, 2015
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Health economic combat

A couple of weeks ago we decided to create a more formal website for our research group within the department of Statistical Science at UCL. The group includes the PhD students involved in health economic-related topics (basically all under my sup...

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