Contributed Abstracts

Supporting documents for contributed posters

Diagnosing and Resolving Lack of MCMC Convergence in a Dynamic System Model, David A. Campbell.

A flat histogram method for inference with probabilistic and deterministic constraints, Stefano Ermon, Carla Gomes, Ashish Sabharwal and Bart Selman (one page version).

Posterior Inference in Latent Gaussian Models Using Manifold MCMC Methods, Maurizio Filippone and Mark Girolami.

When are probabilistic programs probably computationally tractable?, Cameron E. Freer, Vikash K. Mansinghka and Daniel M. Roy.

Extra-solar Planets via Bayesian MCMC Modeling, Philip C. Gregory.

Stochastic Architectures for Bayesian Inference, Eric Jonas and Vikash Mansinghka.

Using MCMC in Probabilistic Relational Models, Fabian Kaelin and Doina Precup.

Relational Particle Filtering, Cristina Manfredotti, David J. Fleet, Howard Hamilton and Sandra Zilles.

Bayesian Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies, Lawrence C. McCandless.

MAP Estimation via Simulated Annealing for Sparse Bayesian Regression using MCMC sampling, Sudhir Raman and Volker Roth (one page version).

Benchmarking Cross Entropy Exploiting partial Decomposability: Analysis of a Batch Sampling Method for Large-Scale Structured Optimization, Siamak (Mohsen) Ravanbakhsh and Russell Greiner.

Reversible jump MCMC for Bayesian NMF, Mikkel N. Schmidt and Morten Mørup.

Monte Carlo Methods For Multitarget Tracking, François Septier, Julien Cornebise, Simon Godsill and Yves Delignon.

A Gibbs Sampler for Spatial Clustering with the Distance-dependent Chinese Restaurant Process, Richard Socher and Christopher D. Manning.

Alternative Metrics for Riemann Manifold Monte Carlo, Vassilios Stathopoulos and Mark Girolami.

MCMC for continuous time switching models, Florian Stimberg, Andreas Ruttor and Manfred Opper.

Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Bayesian Conditional Random Fields, Charles Sutton and Yichuan Zhang.

A Markov-Chain Monte Carlo Approach to Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, Péter Torma, András György, Csaba Szepesvári and Roshan Shariff.

Monte Carlo methods for Utility Elicitation and Prior Acquisition, Paolo Viappiani and Craig Boutilier.

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