This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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347 * ! Tue, 8/3/2010, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-15 (East)
MCMC and Bayesian Modeling — Contributed Papers
IMS , Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Chair(s): Li Li, University of Toronto
10:35 AM Regenerative Simulation for Variable-at-a-Time Metropolis-Hastings Algorithms Ronald Charles Neath, Baruch College, CUNY ; Galin L. Jones, University of Minnesota
10:50 AM Quantile Estimation via Markov Chain Monte Carlo James M. Flegal, University of California, Riverside
11:05 AM An Initialization Strategy for the EM Algorithm in Gaussian Mixtures Igor Melnykov, Colorado State University ; Volodymyr Melnykov, North Dakota State University
11:20 AM A Metropolis-Hastings--Based Method for Sampling from the G-Wishart Conjugate Prior in Gaussian Graphical Models Nicholas Mitsakakis, Dalla Lana School of Public Health ; Helene Massam, York University ; Michael Escobar, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
11:35 AM Floor Discussion

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