Computational Bayesian Statistics Journal Club

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Discussion Leader: Yuling Yao, Columbia University

Topic: From importance sampling to bridge sampling to path sampling to adaptive path sampling, and from Rao–Blackwell to Wang-Landau to Jarzynski-Crook, all about free energy and normalization constant


[1] Lelièvre, Stoltz, and Rousset (2010). Free energy computations: A mathematical perspective.

[2] Gelman and Meng 1998, Simulating Normalizing Constants


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