The Academy of Sciences of the Czech rebublic - ASCR

IPP organized the seminar on Bayesian probability and its applications in plasma physics

On February 9, 2017, the seminar on Bayesian probability and its applications in plasma physics was held in IPP.

The main spekers were:
Prof. Geert Verdoolaege, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Laboratory for Plasma Physics, Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium


Dr. Václav Šmídl, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS, Prague, Czech Republic

9:30       Opening
9:35       Geert Verdoolaege: Bayesian probability theory and its application to fusion data analysis
10:30     Coffee break
10:45     Václav Šmídl: Regularization of ill-posed inverse problems using Bayesian techniques
11:40     Discussion and lunch


Geert Verdoolaege obtained the M.Sc. degree in theoretical physics in 1999 and the Ph.D. in engineering physics in 2006, both at Ghent University (UGent, Belgium). His Ph.D. work concerned applications of Bayesian probability theory to plasma spectroscopy in fusion devices. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the field of computer vision at the University of Antwerp (2007-2008), working on probabilistic modeling of image textures using information geometry. From 2008 to 2010 he was with the department of Data Analysis at UGent, where he worked on modeling and estimation of brain activity, based on functional magnetic resonance imaging. In 2010 he returned to the department of Applied Physics at UGent, first as a postdoctoral assistant and from 2014 onwards as a part-time assistant professor. Since 2013 he holds a cross-appointment as a researcher at the Laboratory for Plasma Physics of the Royal Military Academy (LPP-ERM/KMS) in Brussels. His research activities comprise development of advanced data analysis techniques (probability theory, machine learning, information geometry) and their application in fusion experiments. He also teaches a master course on continuum mechanics at Ghent University.

Václav Šmídl received the MSc degree from the University of West Bohemia in 1999 and Ph.D. degree in signal processing from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, in 2004. Since 2004, he has been a Researcher with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Prague, Czech Republic. His main research interest is Bayesian estimation and its applications. He is the author of monograph the Variational Bayes Method in Signal processing, more than 20 journal papers. The main application areas are system identification, image processing and recently also plasma physics.



Strategie AV21 Seminar on Bayesian probability, Prof. Geert Verdoolaege.

Strategie AV21 Seminar on Bayesian probability, Dr. Václav Šmídl.















Photos: IPP.


9 Feb 2017