# MCMC Anonymous Group

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**MCMC Anonymous is an informal, interdisciplinary working group on MCMC methods, trying to establish commonalities and synergies between approaches used around campus for various applications. We aim to discuss in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere common difficulties and highlight approaches that have worked well to overcome them. In the initial phase, we are working towards developing a common language.

The group meets most Wednesdays between 2.15-4.15 in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre (4W1.7). All academics at the University of Bath interested in MCMC are warmly invited join MCMC Anonymous.

### Topics covered at previous MCMC meetings

- Wed 19 Oct 2016: Introductions
- Wed 26 Oct 2016: Introductions (continued)
- Wed 2 Nov 2016: Short Presentations on MCMC from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
- Wed 9 Nov 2016: Consolidation and group discussions
- Wed 23 Nov 2016: Continued consolidation and group discussions

### MCMC presentation, resources and slides

- MCMC relevant terms — summary of the consolidation session on 9 Nov

- A Statistician’s Intro to McMC
- Alison Walker's presentation
- Inference of large-scale network structures
- Inference of Population Structure Using Multilocus Genotype Data
- Lattice Gas Monte Carlo
- MCMC in Uncertainty Quantification
- Monte Carlo: A Simple Simulator’s View
- Smart MCMC methods for rapid mixing in simulations of soft matter

### Academic staff taking part in the MCMC Thematic Semester

Karim Anaya-Izquierdo (Stats) | Markus Kaiser (Maths) |

Richard Burke (Mechanical Eng.) | Thomas Kjeldsen (Architecture & Civil Eng.) |

James Cave (Physics) | Ben Morgan (Chemistry) |

Stephen Clark (Physics) | Eike Mueller (Maths) |

Begona Delgado-Charro (Pharmacy) | Matthew Parkinson (Maths) |

Gianluca Detommaso (Maths/Stats) | Tiago Peixoto (Maths) |

Sergey Dolgov (Maths) | Nick Priest (Biology) |

Evangelos Evangelou (Stats) | Adwaye Rambojun (Maths/CS) |

Daniel Falush (Biology) | Rob Scheichl (Maths) |

James Fidal (Architecture & Civil Eng.) | Hartmut Schwetlick (Maths) |

Colin Fox (IMI Global Chair) | Paul Secular (Physics) |

Silvia Gazzola (Maths) | Tony Shardlow (Maths) |

Dibyajyoti Ghosh (Physics) | Dan Simpson (Stats) |

Ivan Graham (Maths) | Theresa Smith (Stats) |

James Grant (Chemistry) | Manuchehr Soleimani (Electronic & Electrical Eng.) |

Chris Hallsworth (IMI) | Sam Thomas (Maths) |

James Hook (IMI) | Alison Walker (Physics) |

Emma Horton (Stats) | Nigel Wilding (Physics) |

Rob Jack (Physics) | Kit Yates (Maths) |

Chris Jennison (Stats) | |

Jooyoung Jeon (Management) |