This week's Statistics Seminar Speaker will be Athanasios Micheas from University of Missouri at Columbia.
Title: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Marked Non-Homogeneous Poisson Processes with Finite Mixtures and Inclusion of Covariate Information
Abstract: We investigate marked non-homogeneous Poisson processes using finite mixtures of bivariate normal components to model the spatial intensity function. We employ a Bayesian hierarchical framework for estimation of the parameters in the model, and propose an approach for including covariate information in this context. The methodology is exemplified through an application involving modeling of and inference for tornado occurrences.
Refreshments will be served after the seminar in 1181 Comstock Hall.