Professor Peter Diggle will present the Department of Statistical Sciences seminar with a talk entitled,  "Model-Based Geostatistics for Prevalence Mapping in Low-Resource Settings".

Abstract: In low-resource settings, prevalence mapping relies on empirical prevalence data from a finite, often spatially sparse, set of surveys of communities within the region of interest, possibly supplemented by remotely sensed images that can act as proxies for environmental risk factors. A standard geostatistical model for data of this kind is a generalized linear mixed model with logistic link, binomial error distribution and a Gaussian spatial process as a stochastic component of the linear predictor.

In this talk, Prof Diggle will first review statistical methods and software associated with this standard model, then consider several methodological extensions whose development has been motivated by the requirements of specific applications including river-blindness mapping Africa-wide.

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