This talk on Markov Chain Monte Carlo was held on Wednesday October 4, 2017 in MC 4045. The talk was given by Jacob Jackson.

## Abstract

The talk will introduce Markov chain Monte Carlo methods as a means of sampling from a distribution. The Metropolis-Hastings algorithm will be discussed as well as applications of Markov chain Monte Carlo for Bayesian inference and optimization.

Will expect familiarity with basic probability theory, especially conditional probability.

The slides for this talk are available at Jacob Jacksonâ€™s website.