The aim of this meeting is to gather researchers from across the Bay Area interested in Likelihood-Free Inference and Density Estimation for the Physical Sciences. This small-scale meeting will provide a forum to exchange problems, ideas, and techniques while leaving plenty of time for discussion and collaboration/hacking. Among the topics we would like to cover are techniques for likelihood-free and simulation-based inference, active learning/sampling, density estimation, uncertainty quantification and any applications of these techniques to problems in the physical sciences.
Registration is free but we ask you to register before Wednesday, November 27th at this link.
We aim to make this meeting a collaborative and productive event, and in that spirit we invite participants to propose topics for discussion, hacks, or tutorials by clicking this button:
Propose an afternoon session
Proposed sessions can be found at this link, please comment on the proposals to indicate your interest.
- November 18th, 2019 : Opening registration
- November 26th, 2019 : Preliminary agenda available here
- November 27th, 2019 : Closing registration
- December 2nd, 2019 : Meeting starts at 9am at BIDS
- ChangHoon Hahn, Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics, UC Berkeley
- Francois Lanusse, Foundation of Data Analysis Institute, UC Berkeley
- Phil Marshall, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford University
- Benjamin Nachman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Code of Conduct
We are committed to making the meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:
Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.
Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to any of the meeting organizers.