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A Workshop will be held in the Centre for Research into Ecological and

Environmental Modelling (CREEM), University of St Andrews, from 2nd – 4th

June 2014.

 

Integrated nested Laplacian approximation (INLA) facilitates the fitting of

a large range of complex statistical models by dramatically reducing

computation time. This three day workshop discusses how spatial models may

be fitted with INLA using the package R-INLA. We discuss a wide range of

different types of spatial models, in particular complex spatial models,

spatial point process models and hierarchical models. We will also

introduce the participants to flexible spatial modelling methods using the

SPDE approach to spatial modelling and provide an outlook to recent

developments. Data examples will mainly be related to ecological studies

but the course is equally relevant to researchers from other fields and

in-depth knowledge of ecology is not expected.

 

Teaching will be a combination of lectures, computer sessions and

discussions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data set but

this is not a requirement.

 

The programme (lectures and practicals) will include:

a general introduction to integrated nested Laplacian approximation

(INLA)

how to fit simple (non-spatial models) in R- INLA

an overview of types of spatial models and examples

examples of simple spatial models in R-INLA

more complex spatial models, joint models, marked point patterns,

models with multivariate RFs

examples of complex spatial models in R-INLA

 

There will be ample opportunity for:

hands-on practical exercises

feedback/ questions and answers

time for discussion of participants’ data sets in groups

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data set but this is not a

requirement.

 

For more information about the workshop content please contact Janine

Illian, email:janine@mcs.st-and.ac.uk

 

Instructors

Janine Illian, (University of St. Andrews)

Sigrunn Sørbye, (University of Tromsø, Norway)

Daniel Simpson, (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

 

Places will be filled on a first-come, first served basis on the receipt of

a completed registration form and payment in full. A registration form is

available here:

http://creem2.st-andrews.ac.uk/registration-and-fees/

 

Please contact:

Rhona Rodger

Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling

University of St Andrews

The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens

St. Andrews

Scotland KY16 9LZ

Tel:+44 1334 461842

Fax: +44 1334 461800

Email: rmr5@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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Dr Janine B Illian jbi@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling

The Observatory, University of St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9LZ

Tel: (0)1334-461803 Fax: (0)1334-461800

 

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland

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