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Title: Invariance from a Bayesian Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Howard
Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia
Day: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: LSC 304

Abstract: This talk gives a somewhat gentle introduction to the use of invariance in Statistics and to the ideas behind Whisman's Theorem for the ratios of densities of maximal invariants. The relationship of these ideas to Bayesian analysis with non-informative priors is also discussed.

Bio: S. D. Howard graduated in 1982 from LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from La Trobe University in 1984 and 1990, respectively. He joined the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in 1991, where he has been involved in research in the area electronic surveillance and radar systems. He has led the DSTO research effort into the development of algorithms in all areas of electronic surveillance, including radar pulse train deinterleaving, precision radar parameter estimation and tracking, estimation of radar intrapulse modulation, and advanced geolocation techniques. Since 2003, he has led the DSTO long-range research program in radar resource management, waveform design and passive radar detection.