bioinformatics chat

Phylogenetics and the likelihood gradient with Xiang Ji (#55)

January 13, 2021

In this episode, we chat about phylogenetics with Xiang Ji. We start with a general introduction to the field and then go deeper into the likelihood-based methods (maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference). In particular, we talk about the different ways to calculate the likelihood gradient, including a linear-time exact gradient algorithm recently published by Xiang and his colleagues.

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Music: Eric Skiff — Come and Find Me (modified, licensed under CC BY 4.0).