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Name Stockdale, Jessica E
Group Statistics and Probability
Room C11, Math Sci
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 14925 [direct dial]
Thesis Title Inference for epidemic models
Thesis Abstract We will consider various aspects of computational Bayesian statistics as applied to stochastic epidemic models. Specifically, we consider methods of likelihood approximation, as useful where current approaches fail for large populations. We examine this in the context of the much-cited Abakaliki smallpox dataset, for comparison of an MCMC and data augmentation approach with the likelihood approximation method.
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