Not available in 2020/21
ST454 Half Unit
Applied spatio-temporal analysis
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Sara Geneletti Inchauste Col 5.07
This course is available on the MSc in Data Science, MSc in Statistics, MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics), MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (LSE and Fudan), MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research), MSc in Statistics (Research), MSc in Statistics (Social Statistics) and MSc in Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The course will require the use of computers so students must have a laptop.
Students must have completed Elementary Statistical Theory (ST102).
Basic knowledge in probability and a first course in statistics such as ST102 or equivalent probability distribution theory and inference. Basic knowledge R or an equivalent programming language required. Students who do not have prior knowledge of R will be required to take an R module with the Digital Skills Lab.
The course is a hands-on introduction and development of the analysis of Bayesian spatial and spatio-temporal models with focus on data sets and application. The main topics will be spatio-temporal data, Bayesian models for spatio-temporal data, Integrated nested Laplace approximations, analysing spatio-temporal models using R-INLA a special package specifically designed for Bayesian spatio-temporal models. Throughout the course there will be practical examples from epidemiology, public health and social science which will involve data analysis.
3 hours of seminars and 30 hours of seminars in the LT.
The course will cover the following
Spatio-temporal data: what is it and why is it useful?
Basics of the R programming language
- Bayes Theorem
- Prior and posterior distributions
- MCMC methods
- Integrated Nested Laplace Models
- Regression (including GLMs)
- Hierarchical Models
- Spatial models including areal data, ecological regression and spatial prediction
- Spatio-temporal models including disease mapping
- R - INLA
Students will be expected to produce 5 quizzes in the LT.
There will be 5 Moodle quizzes to guide students through some of the more complex analyses
Spatial and Spatio-temporal Bayesian models with R-INLA: Marta Blangiardo and Michela Cameletti
Data analysis and regression using multilevel/hierarchical models: Andrew Gelman and Jennifer Hill
Project (20%, 2500 words) in the LT Week 6.
Presentation (30%, 1500 words) in the LT Week 11.
Project (50%, 6000 words) in the ST Week 2.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: Unavailable
Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable
Controlled access 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills