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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bayes Methods and Manufacturing

Regret won't be able to attend this, is of technical interest:

Directed Bayes with High-Level Data Applied in Manufacturing by Theodore T. Allen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering. OSU Friday, 12/4/09 AT 1:30 p.m. – 214 Lindner Hall, University of Cincinnati

We propose the “directed Bayes” framework which involves incorporating knowledge/beliefs in ways other than through prior distributions only. Increasingly, users of Bayesian statistics apply noninformative priors and essentially no subjectivity. This occurs, in part, because a priori the users are not able to assemble beliefs confidently into an informative distribution. The directed Bayes framework permits the users to see the results from initial analyses and apply beliefs when greater confidence and relevance are possible ... '

For more on the QAOM Seminar Series, contact craig.froehle@uc.edu or visit the QAOM Seminar Series online.
I will report on this further as I can.

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