CIRS/SWB WEBINAR SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL STATISTICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO DISEASE MAPPING – 21/09 – 12 PM EDT – American Statistical Association (ASA) -Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) – Free Event

CIRS/SWB WEBINAR SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO SPATIAL STATISTICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO DISEASE MAPPING – 21/09 – 12 PM EDT – American Statistical Association (ASA) -Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) – Free Event

CIRS(ASA) & SWB Webinar Series Third Webinar Announcement
The Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and Statistics Without Borders are organizing a bi-monthly Webinar Series that will cover different topics in Statistics. The goal is to give the opportunity to people based on different corners of the world to come together and learn some introductory material about interesting statistical topics.
 
The third edition will be held on September 21st, please, help join us and help us advertise it.
September 21 2022, 12 PM EDT
 
An Introduction to Spatial Statistics with Applications to Disease Mapping
 
Alexandra M. Schmidt, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University
 
This webinar will provide an introduction to the analysis of spatially structured data. It will introduce Spatial Statistics and focus on the analysis of data that vary over a discrete set of indices (areal data) as, for example, the number of registered cases of Covid-19 across the boroughs of Montreal. We will discuss conditional autoregressive models and how to perform inference procedure under the Bayesian paradigm.
At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned how to
• fit conditional auto-regressive (CAR) models;
• fit areal level data using CARBayes in R;
• create disease maps.
 
The event is free, but registration is required. Register here:
 
Speaker Short Bio
Alex Schmidt is Professor of Biostatistics and holds the endowed University Chair in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University. She is an Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2020) and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (2010). She was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Medal (2017) from the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics and the Environment and the Abdel El-Shaarawi Young Investigator Award (2008), from The International Environmetrics Society. Her main area of research is on the development of flexible spatial and spatio-temporal models.
For questions, or to suggest topics for future webinars contact Carolina Franco at franco-carolina@norc.org Alexandra Schmidt alexandra.schmidt@mcgill.ca or Sloka Iyengar slokaiyengar1@gmail.com
 
We hope to see you there.