Bayes on the Beach 2015

December 7th – 9th, Surfers Paradise, Queensland


International + Australian Keynote Speaker

Professor Fabrizio Ruggeri

Professor Ruggeri is Research Director at CNR-IMATI, Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His main research interests include reliability, general statistical modelling with applications in industry, and Bayesian statistics. He is a former President of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) and of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA). He is the author of over 100 research articles, co-author of a book on Bayesian Inference of Stochastic Processes and he edited two volumes on Bayesian Robustness and one on Statistics in Healthcare. He also served as Editor of the ISBA Bulletin and Bayesian Analysis and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry and Wiley StatsRef.

Fabrizio is Co-Director of the Applied Bayesian Statistics summer school

(ABS) and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes (BISP) series of workshops. He is a faculty in the Ph.D. programme in Mathematics at the Universities of Pavia and Milano-Bicocca, Italy, and the Ph.D. programme in Statistics at the University of Valparaiso, Chile. He has been member of many committees, including Savage Award, De Groot Award, Zellner Medal and Box Medal. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association and ISBA, besides being one of the first two recipients of the Zellner Medal, the most prestigious award by ISBA.

International Keynote Speaker

Professor Richard Boys


Professor Boys research interests include: Bayesian statistics and Statistical bioinformatics and stochastic systems biology.  He is a Member of Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Peer Review College and Chairman of the Royal Statistical Society, Graduate Training Programme Committee. Professor Boys is from the School of Mathematics & Statistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

International Keynote Speaker

Professor Antonietta Mira


Professor Mira is co-founder and co-director of the InterDisciplinary Institute of Data Science – IDIDS at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI-University of Lugano) where she also serves as the Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Economics and a Professor of Statistics. She is also Professor of Statistics at Insubria University, Como, Italy.

She is a Visiting Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University and has been a visiting professor at Université Paris-Dauphine, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Bristol, UK.  She has won awards for excellence in both research and teaching.  She is the principal investigator on several projects at the Swiss National Science Foundation and a member of multiple scientific committees representing her areas of expertise:  Bayesian Computation, and Markov Chair Monte Carlo Computation and Theory.  Her current research focuses on methodological and computational statistics, both of which have a clear interdisciplinary scope across social science, finance, economics and industry.

Australian Keynote Speaker

Professor Dianne Cook


Professor Cook is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Her research is in data visualization, exploratory data analysis, multivariate methods, data mining and statistical computing. She has experimented with visualizing data in virtual environments, participated in producing software including xgobi, ggobi, cranvas and several R packages. Methods development include tours, projection pursuit, manual controls for tours, pipelines for interactive graphics, a grammar of graphics for biological data, and visualizing boundaries in high-d classifiers.  Her current work is focusing on bridging the gap between statistical inference and exploratory graphics. She is doing experiments using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and eye-tracking equipment. Some of the applications that she has worked on include backhoes, drug studies, mud crab growth, climate change, gene expression analysis, butterfly populations in Yellowstone, stimulus funds spending, NRC rankings of graduate programs, technology boom and bust, election polls, soybean breeding, common crop population structures, insect gall to plant host interactions, soccer and tennis statistics.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for this event:

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