We invite applications  from PhD students, post-doc and researchers to attend at the Second Edition of the Summer School on “BAYESIAN STATISTICAL ANALYSES FOR THE HUMAN, SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES” jointly organized by the NPSY-Lab.VR, at the Department of Human Sciences, at the University of Verona, and the BASIC-NPSY Research Group.

The use of Bayesian statistics is often claimed to be more widespread and known in the realm of cognitive sciences. However, this approach may be misunderstood and  its application difficult.

The goal of this summer school is to start from the basics of Bayesian Statistical Analysis, to give a comprehensive knowledge of Bayesian Hierarchical Multilevel Methods, and how to get statistical inferences from them.

Finally, the course will be focused on Dynamical Causal Modeling and its applications.

The course will mainly use R and some free packages, and MATLAB, therefore previous knowledge is desiderable.

The Summer School will be held from Monday June 8th to Saturday 13th, 2020, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Key Information
Location: University of Verona, Verona, Italy Period: Monday June 8th to Saturday 13th, 2020
Contact: bayeshsc@ateneo.univr.it Poster: Recommended but not mandatory
Student fee: 300 € Post-doc fee: 400 €
Deadline: March 15th, 2020 Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Rosalyn Moran (King’s College London – UK)
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Richard Morey (Cardiff University – UK)
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Mel Slater (University of Barcelona – Spain)
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Valentina Moro (University of Verona – Italy)
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Massimiliano Badino (University of Verona – Italy)
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Fabio Spizzichino (University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Italy)
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Marco Tullio Liuzza (“Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro – Italy)
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Daniele Romano (University of Milano-Bicocca – Italy)
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Michele Scandola (University of Verona – Italy)
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Programme

TBD

How to apply

The Summer School is designed for Ph.D. students, post-doctoral research fellows and early career scholars from a variety of disciplines and approaches within the human, social and cognitive sciences.

Joining the Summer School, participants there is the possibility to present an original contribution within a poster session format (preferably somehow Bayesian-related), which will be evaluated for the best poster prize! This is not mandatory but can be a great opportunity for all the students.

In order to ease the teacher-students contact, only a maximum of 25 participants will be admitted.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.

Each application must be in English and should include

    1.  a short CV – max two pages;
    2.  a motivation letter (max 500 words);
    3. fill this questionnaire (http://survey.univr.it/index.php/864847)
    4.  – optional but recommended – an abstract (max 350 words) concerning the poster you intend to present at the summer school.

Here the template of the abstract.

Applications should be sent at bayeshsc@ateneo.univr.it

Participants will be selected based on participants’ CV, motivation letter, poster abstract, research interests, and balance within the group regarding gender and geographical origin, with a preference for profiles with MATLAB and R experience. Incomplete applications and applications presented in languages other than English will not be considered.

PLEASE CLEARLY STATE YOUR INSTITUTION, ITS ADDRESS, COUNTRY AND OFFICIAL EMAIL IN YOUR CV.

Notification of decisions will be sent to applicants via email the April 15, 2020.

Participation fees:

    • Students and Ph.D. students: 300 €
    • Post-docs and researchers: 400 €

The Fee includes the costs for the entire summer school and coffee breaks.

The city of Verona offers several options for accommodation and beautiful places to visit.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.