In this course for statistical analysts and consultants who make decisions using domain-specific information, students learn why Bayesian computing has gained wide popularity, and how to apply Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques (MCMC) to Bayesian statistical modeling. Participants will use the BUGS package (WinBUGS/OPENBUGS) to estimate parameters of standard distributions, and implement simple regression models.
Dr. Peter Congdon
Dr. Peter Congdon is a Research Professor in Quantitative Geography and Health Statistics at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include spatial data analysis, Bayesian statistics, latent variable models, and epidemiology.