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Bayes@Lund: 20 April 2017, Lund, Sweden


Welcome to the fourth edition of Bayes@Lund! The purpose of this mini-conference is to bring together people working with or interested in Bayesian statistical methods. Bayes@Lund aims at being accessible to researchers with little experience in Bayesian methods while still being relevant to experienced practitioners (see previous editions 2016, 2015, 2014).

The conference will be held on 20 April 2017 starting at 9.00 and ending at 17.00. It will include contributed talks and invited presentations by Prof. Richard McElreath and Prof. Darren Wilkinson. The day before (19 April) there will be an introductory tutorial on Bayesian analysis.

The organization of Bayes@Lund 2017 is made possible thanks to BECC, Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate, and the COMPUTE research school, both at Lund University.

Invited talks

We are delighted to have as invited speakers Prof. Darren Wilkinson and Prof. Richard McElreath. They will give a 45 minutes keynote lecture each.

  • Darren Wilkinson is professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University (UK) and co-Director of the ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training  in Cloud Computing for Big Data at Newcastle University. He has authored more than 100 research articles in Bayesian methodology, Bayesian computation, systems biology and stochastic modelling. He is the author of an influential monograph published by CRC Press in 2012, entitled Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology.You can also follow his blog. He will talk on "Hierarchical modelling of genetic interaction in budding yeast".
  • Richard McElreath is professor and director of the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany). He has authored more than 100 research articles in ecology and human evolution. He is the author of two monographs, including the acclaimed Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (CRC Press, 2015). Some of his lectures are available on YouTube. He will talk on "Understanding Bayesian statistics without frequentist language".


The program is now available. You can also find the abstracts booklet with maps and tips.

Call for contributions

The call is now closed.

Conference registration

Bayes@Lund is free to attend, but as the space is limited we will ask you to register your attendance. REGISTER HERE. Registration closes on 10 April however we strongly recommend to sign up early.

Important dates

  • registration opens on 6 February 2017
  • registration closes on 10 April 2017 (we recommend to sign up early)
  • Tutorial on Bayesian analysis 19 April 2017
  • The conference: 20 April 2017


  • Conference (20 April): auditorium MA7, annex building, Sölvegatan 20, Lund. A map. The conference will start at 9.00am, but see the program for full details.
  • Tutorial (19 April): auditorium MH:C, 13.00-15.00, Matematikcentrum. More info on the tutorial at this page.

Pre-conference intro tutorial

A free 2 hours introductory tutorial on Bayesian analysis will be given on 19 April 2017, the day before the conference. Registration for the tutorial and further info are available at this page.


For the exact conference venue and tutorial venue please look in the "Location" section above.

Directions to Lund and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences are at this page.


A number of options for accommodation in hotels and guesthouses at discounted prices are available on this page.


For info and questions please contact us at

For other future events:

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More broadly, if you wish to get notified of events in the Nordic countries that relate to Bayesian analysis subscribe the Bayes Nordics mailing list .

Organizing and Scientific committee


Scientific committee:


We are deeply grateful to BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate) and the COMPUTE research school at Lund University for funding Bayes@Lund 2017.