The Society for Imprecise Probabilities:
Theories and Applications

SIPTA Seminars

Are you a curious student that has just started to explore the topic of imprecise probabilities? Or an experienced researcher that would like to keep in touch with the community? Join us at the SIPTA Seminars, an online series of seminars on imprecise probabilities (IP). The seminars are open to anyone interested in IP, and are followed by a Q&A and open discussion. They take place roughly once per month, with a break over the summer. Topics range from foundational IP theories to applications that can benefit from IP approaches.

Details about the individual seminars are available in the list below. Close to the date of the next seminar, a zoom link will be provided there as well, which is freely accessible. If you click it, you will first be taken to a waiting room; please be patient until the organizers let you in. During the talk, questions should be put in the chat, and the audience is expected to mute their microphones. After the talk, there will be time for Q&A and discussion, at which point you can turn on your microphone when you want to contribute. The talk (but not the Q&A and discussion) will be recorded, and will afterwards be made freely available on the SIPTA Youtube channel.

The organisation is taken care of by Sébastien Destercke, Enrique Miranda and Jasper De Bock. If you have questions about the seminars, or suggestions for future speakers, you can get in touch with us at Suggestions for prominent speakers outside the IP community, whose work is nevertheless related to IP, are especially welcome.

Upcoming Seminars

Imprecision, not as a problem, but as part of the solution

Gert de Cooman 30 May 2022, 15:00 CEST
Imprecision in probability theory is often considered to be unfortunate, something to be tolerated, and then only if there is no other way out. In this talk, I will argue that imprecision also has strongly positive sides, and that it can allow us to look at, approach and deal with existing problems in novel ways. I will provide a number of examples to corroborate for this thesis, based on my research experience in a number of fields: inference and decision making, stochastic processes, algorithmic randomness, game-theoretic probability, functional analysis, ...


Ruobin Gong 29 June 2022, 15:00 CEST
To be announced.


Peter Grünwald 29 September 2022, 15:00 CEST
To be announced.