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Dr Ricardo Silva to speak at BeneLearn 2012

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Dr Ricardo Silva will give an invited lecturer on May 24th at the 21st edition of the annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (BeneLearn), to be held at University of Ghent. The talk will focus on his past and recent work on graphical models and copula modelling, done jointly with Robert Gramacy (University of Chicago), Charles Blundell and Yee Whye Teh (Gatsby Unit/CSML, UCL).

Joanna Kaczmarska and Professor Valerie Isham to speak at Workshop on Stochastic Weather Generators

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Joanna Kaczmarska and Professor Valerie Isham will give invited lectures at the Workshop on Stochastic Weather Generators to be held at the Station Biologique de Roscoff, Brittany, France from 29 May to 1 June 2012. This workshop will bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students whose work is related to the stochastic modelling of meteorological variables and stochastic weather generators.

Professor Valerie Isham to speak at Conference on Statistical Methods for Infectious Diseases

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Professor Valerie Isham will give an invited lecture at the Conference on Statistical Methods for Infectious Diseases to be held at the Open University, UK on 23-24 May 2012. The conference will focus on the statistical problems confronting epidemiologists, and the novel statistical methods that might be brought to bear on them. It is aimed at a broad spectrum of epidemiologists, statisticians and modellers working on the various aspects of infectious disease epidemiology.

Dr Gianluca Baio: Novel health economic evaluation of a vaccination strategy to prevent HPV-related diseases: the BEST study

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A paper by Baio et al. has been accepted for publication by Medical Care, one of the leading journals in the field of health care sciences and services. The paper analyses the economic performance of vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (one of the leading causes to cervical cancer) in conjunction with currently available screening programmes. The papers shows evidence in favour of clinical benefits at sustainable extra costs for the NHS, with clear public health implications.

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