Statistics
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Upcoming seminars in Statistics

Seminars in Mathematics
Modelling spatial-temporal processes with applications to hydrology and wildfires

Valerie Isham, NZMS 2018 Forder Lecturer

University College London

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Room MA241, 2nd floor, Science III building

Mechanistic stochastic models aim to represent an underlying physical process (albeit in highly idealised form, and using stochastic components to reflect uncertainty) via analytically tractable models, in which interpretable parameters relate directly to physical phenomena. Such models can be used to gain understanding of the process dynamics and thereby to develop control strategies.

In this talk, I will review some stochastic point process-based models constructed in continuous time and continuous space using spatial-temporal examples from hydrology such as rainfall (where flood control is a particular application) and soil moisture. By working with continuous spaces, consistent properties can be obtained analytically at any spatial and temporal resolutions, as required for fitting and applications. I will start by covering basic model components and properties, and then go on to discuss model construction, fitting and validation, including ways to incorporate nonstationarity and climate change scenarios. I will also describe some thoughts about using similar models for wildfires.

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Spatially explicit capture-recapture for open populations

Murray Efford

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Room MA241, 2nd floor, Science III building

Abstract to follow

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Gabrielle Davie and Rebecca Lilley

Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Room MA241, 2nd floor, Science III building

Title and abstract to follow

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Robin Turner

Biostatistics Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Room MA241, 2nd floor, Science III building

Title and abstract to follow

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Georgia Anderson

Oritain

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Room MA241, 2nd floor, Science III building

Title and abstract to follow

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