Recent decades have witnessed significant growth and progress in spatial statistics, with applications in agriculture, epidemiology, geology, image analysis and other areas of environmental science. In recent years, new perspectives have emerged in connecting Gaussian Markov random fields with geostatistical models, and in advancing vast statistical computations. This series of lectures will focus on basic theory and computations of spatial statistics. Topics will include conditional and intrinsic autoregressions, connections between Markov random fields and geostatistics, variogram calculations, h-likelihood methods and matrix-free computations. Applications from agricultural variety trials, environmental sciences and geographical epidemiology will be discussed.
SMS seminar room
Prof. Debashis Mondal
Oregon State University
Applications in disease mapping and environmental statistics