The school is made of 7 tutorial modules (4 hours long) covering the following topics made by senior researchers in the field:

  •  Probability theory as an alternative to logic (Pierre Bessière - CNRS, Grenoble)
  •  Satistical learning (Samy Bengio - Google, Mountain View)
  •  Probabilistic models of Central Nervous System (Sophie Denève - Ecole Normal Supérieur, Paris)
  •  Approximate evaluation of Bayesian calculus (Vaclav Smidl - UTIA, Prague)
  •  Probabilistic Robotics (Wolfram Burgard - Universität Freiburg)
  •  Probabilistic interpretation of physiological and psychophysical data (Jacques Droulez - Collège de France, Paris)
  •  Industrial applications (Emmanuel Mazer - ProBAYES, Grenoble)

    There will be also 9 presentations (50 minutes long) made by young researchers (typically Postdocs) who will present their thesis work in some details. A call will be made for these presentations (within the call for the school) and the lecturers will select them based on one page abstract and CV. Submissions for these presentations must be sent before November 30th, 2007.

    Finally, there will be a 6 hours practical training session where students will have the opportunity to design, write and run short Bayesian programs using the ProBT® toolkit (Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin - ProBAYES, Grenoble)

    Sunday, January 6, 2008
    18:00 – 19:30 Arrival
    19:30 – 20:30 Dinner
    Monday, January 7, 2008
    08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
    08:30 – 10:30 Pierre Bessière Personal web page Probability theory as an alternative to logic – Part I – Slides Slides parts I&II
    10:30 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 13:00 Samy Bengio Personal web page Satistical learning – Part I – Slides Slides parts I&II
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Sophie Denève Personal web page Probabilistic models of Central Nervous System – Part I –
    Slides Slides parts I&II
    16:00 – 16:30 Break
    16:30 – 19:00 PostDoc Talks - Oliver Brdiczka Slides - Giorgio Grisetti Slides images and videos
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
    20:30 – 22:00 Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin Personal web page Practical training using ProBT Slides Session I Slides
    Tuesday, January 8, 2008
    08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
    08:30 – 10:30 Pierre Bessière Probability theory as an alternative to logic – Part II - Slides, see Monday
    10:30 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 13:00 Samy Bengio Satistical learning – Part II - Slides, see Monday
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 19:00 Fun ! Excursion to the “Aiguille du Midi” (14h -16h) images and videos
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
    Wednesday, January 9, 2008
    08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
    08:30 – 10:30 Vaclav Smidl Personal web page Approximate evaluation of Bayesian calculus – Part I Slides
    10:30 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 13:00 Wolfram Burgard Personal web page Probabilistic Robotics – Part I – Slides Slides parts I&II
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Sophie Denève Probabilistic models of Central Nervous System – Part II - Slides, see Monday
    16:00 – 16:30 Break
    16:30 – 19:00 PostDoc Talks: Isabelle Drouet Slides - Emanuele Frontoni Slides - Jörg Rett Slides images and videos
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
    20:30 – 22:00 Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin Practical training using ProBTSession II Slides
    Thursday, January 10, 2008
    08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
    08:30 – 10:30 Vaclav Smidl Approximate evaluation of Bayesian calculus – Part II Slides
    10:30 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 13:00 Wolfram Burgard Probabilistic Robotics – Part II - Slides, see Wednesday
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Jacques Droulez Probabilistic interpretation of physiological
    and psychophysical data
    images and videos – Part I – Slides Slides parts I&II
    16:00 – 16:30 Break
    16:30 – 19:00 PostDoc Talks: Cedric Pradalier Slides Personal web page - Francis Colas Slides images and videos
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
    20:30 – 22:00 Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin Practical training using ProBTSession III Slides
    Friday, January 11, 2008
    08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
    08:30 – 10:30 Emmanuel Mazer Industrial applications Slides
    10:30 – 11:00 Break
    11:00 – 13:00 Jacques Droulez Probabilistic interpretation of physiological and psychophysical data
    – Part II – Slides, see Thursday
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Juan-Manuel Ahuactzin Practical training using ProBTSession IV Slides
    16:00 – 19:00 Departure
    19:00 – 20:30 Dinner

    Picture Slides for slides.
    Picture images and videos for images and videos.
    Picture Personal web page for personal web page.

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    PostDoc Talks