The Young Researchers' meeting (YRM) is a weekly seminar for postgraduate students and postdocs. It provides an informal forum where we discuss our research and exchange ideas. We usually start the meeting with a presentation on a topic from or related to statistics or probability, which is followed by a discussion over tea, coffee and biscuits (and sometimes cake).
Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings take place on Tuesdays during term time in the Statistics Common Room at 4 pm unless otherwise advertised.
The organizers for the 2018–2019 academic year are Rachel Wilkerson and Jack Carter.
IT Essentials for new PhD students
- Turning your PhD into an R Package with Bookdown examples
- Computational Resources: Hardware, Software & Training
- Mathematical typesetting (LaTeX) and reference management
- Louis Aslett: "Taming the inner loop" slides
Further reading on optimization and computer architecture:
- Inside the Machine by Stokes — very accessible and doesn't go into crazy details
- Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy & Patterson (5th ed) — the Bible, even recommended internally by Intel
- Agner Fog's work on assembly and optimization
- Literate Programming in R Markdown (slides ; source files )
- Statistical computing on CSC clusters (slides )
- How to Become a Power Linux User (slides ; more on bash scripting)
Where an abstract is available, you can view it by clicking on the title of the talk.