MAS2903: Introduction to Bayesian Methods

Dr. Lee Fawcett

Newcastle University


Semester 2, 2018 - 2019

This is the course website for the MAS2903 Introduction to Bayesian Methods module taught by Dr. Lee Fawcett.

Schedule of lectures and tutorials

Lectures take place on Mondays (11am-12pm) in Lecture Theatre 1, and Tuesdays (3pm-4pm) in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Herschel Building.

On Tuesday 7th May we will have a two hour lecture in LT1 (2pm-4pm) as the lecture on Monday 6th May is cancelled owing to the bank holiday.

In addition to the lectures there are problems classes (odd teaching weeks) and drop-ins (even teaching weeks) on Thursdays (2pm-3pm) in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Herschel Building.

There are also occasional computer practical classes. When these do take place, they will be on Fridays (1pm-2pm) in the Herschel PC cluster.

Background reading

The book Peter M. Lee - Bayesian Statistics: An Introduction - provides an excellent (and accessible!) introduction to the world of Bayesian Statistics.

James Stone - Bayes' Rule: A Tutorial Introduction to Bayesian Analysis

John Krushke - Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R, JAGS, and Stan

You might also find the book by Sharon Bertsch-McGrayne - The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant From Two Centuries of Contoversy - really interesting!

Contact details

Module leader: Lee Fawcett


Room 2.07
Herschel Building
Newcastle University

Phone: (0191) 208 7228