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Statistics Department Seminar Series: Yves Atchade, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan

“Regularization and computation with high-dimensional spike-and-slab posterior distributions”
Friday, September 15, 2017
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
411 West Hall Map

This talk deals with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) computation for high-dimensional Bayesian variable selection problems using spike-and-slab priors. We will introduce a regularized form of the posterior distribution that is more amenable to MCMC computation. In this setting we show that if a reasonably good frequentist variable screener is available, then the Bayesian variable selection problem can be solved with high probability in a time that is polynomial in the number of variables.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Statistics, Department of Statistics Seminar Series