The poster session in the evening on Thursday will take place in Foyer A of the Ruth Deech Building.


The speakers at the workshop will include (in no particular order):
  • Éric Moulines (Institut Télécom-Mines / Télécom ParisTech)
    ‘Metropolis adjusted proximal gradient algorithm’
  • Mike Giles (University of Oxford)
    ‘Trends in HPC: hardware complexity and software challenges’
  • Rémi Bardenet (University of Oxford)
    ‘Scaling up MCMC: a subsampling approach’
  • Jim Griffin (University of Kent)
    ‘An adaptive MCMC scheme for variable selection problems’
  • Christophe Andrieu (University of Bristol)
    ‘Establishing some order amongst exact approximation MCMCs’
  • Nick Whiteley (University of Bristol)
    ‘Particle filtering under interaction constraints’
  • Sumeet Singh (University of Cambridge)
    ‘Asymptotic behaviour of approximate Bayesian estimators’
  • Krys Łatuszyński (University of Warwick)
    ‘The Bernoulli factory, extensions & applications’
  • Anthony Lee (University of Warwick)
    ‘Variance bounding & geometric ergodicity of Markov chain Monte Carlo kernels for approximate Bayesian computation’
  • Helen Ogden (University of Warwick)
    ‘Inference for generalized linear mixed models with sparse structure’
  • Chris Sherlock (Lancaster University)
    ‘Optimising pseudo-marginal random walk Metropolis algorithms’
  • Paul Fearnhead (Lancaster University)
    ‘Reparameterisations for Particle MCMC’


If you would like to present a poster, please send a title and brief abstract to stating it is a poster for the i-like workshop.

Registration fees

  • £90 for students (undergraduate, MSc or PhD)
  • £135 others
The fee includes tea/coffee, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and workshop dinner in St Anne’s on Thursday evening.
Note that registration does not cover accommodation.

Please note due to space constraints, registration is limited to 50 people excluding speakers and organising committee.

Registration is now open via the University of Oxford conference booking system.


Although registration does not cover accommodation, St Anne's College are providing a limited number of rooms which can be booked directly online here using the promotional code STATS17837 for £90 (inc. VAT) per night.

Breakfast is included.  Check-in is after 1 p.m. and check out is no later than 10 a.m. on the day of departure.


The workshop will take place in St Anne's College, located here.

Oxford has a mainline railway station which is a 20 minute walk from St Anne's College, or 5 minutes in a taxi.

The coach station at Gloucester Green is well served by StagecoachNational Express and the Oxford Bus Company.  It is a 12 minute walk from St Anne's College, or a few minutes by taxi.

Oxford is close to both the M40 (junction 8A or 9) and a little further from the M4 (junction 13 or 15).  However, parking in Oxford is very difficult and St Anne's itself has very little parking for those taking accommodation there.  There are good park & ride facilities on the outskirts, with Pear Tree park and ride having stops a short walk from St Anne's College.  Pear Tree costs £2 per day, and the journey in on the bus takes approximately 20 minutes and has frequent departures most of the day.

By Air
The airports which are easiest to travel to are Heathrow and Gatwick by coach using The Airline coaches, or Birmingham by mainline train (Birmingham International station, which is linked to the airport by light rail shuttle).