SGSS student-led PhD funding competition

There is a PhD funding opportunity from the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. This is a student-led funding competition, so you should drive the process and complete the project proposal forms (see link below). After you’ve checked eligibility, even though it is a student-led process, you should get in touch with me soon as […]

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Carnegie Trust PhD funding competition

The 2018-19 Carnegie PhD Scholarship competition has been announced. Candidates must have (or expect to have) a First Class Hons degree from a Scottish University. There are additional eligibility criteria (see the link below) and you must meet all of these to be considered eligible. The expected start data is October 2018. This process involves […]

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matlab rant 2

So I just read this great rant about Matlab by Olivia Guest, and it reminded me to update my previous rant about Matlab, so here it is. For the record, I don’t disagree with anything Olivia said, and I’m not overly defending Matlab. I am trapped in its local minima and am slowly reaching escape velocity, moving over […]

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Slice sampling Matlab demo

So far we’ve had a look at rejection sampling and importance sampling. Here we take a quick look at slice sampling, although rather than implementing it ourselves, we will use the built in Matlab slicesample function. Using our parameter estimation example, we will use slice sampling to estimate the mean and sigma of some samples from […]

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