A reminder that the second 1 week NERC sponsored training course on Quantifying the environment will be run from 5-9 Jan 2015 at the University of Glasgow. This follows on from our previous highly successful one week courses. NERC funded PhD students and EC Researchers will be sponsored covering travel, subsistence and course registration.
The aim of this short course is to provide environmental scientists with a thorough knowledge of and training in three key areas of statistical development- flexible regression methods, spatio-temporal modelling and functional data analysis. The course includes practical sessions using R.
Registration has been extended to Dec 5th.
The course will start at Mon lunchtime, with flexible regression methods with an introduction to some of the theory and application of advanced regression models including, nonparametric and generalised additive models, and quantile regression in environmental contexts. This will then be followed by Spatio-temporal modelling, covering an introduction to statistical approaches to modelling data that have spatial and temporal structure. An introduction to spatio-temporal modelling, dealing first with separable spatial and temporal correlation structures, before finally addressing a full spatio-temporal construction will conclude this topic. The final sessions will be on Functional data analysis. The sessions will train students to identify scenarios where data may be considered to be smooth functions and construct visualization strategies and implement nonparametric smoothing for exploring functional data. Using several environmental data sets we will illustrate ways to describe the variation among a group of curves, to describe differences between groups of curves and to understand the effect of one set of curves on another by formulating and fitting several types of functional linear models.
Further details, including registration form can be found at
E Marian Scott OBE, FRSE, CStat, PhD
Professor of Environmental Statistics
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Glasgow
15 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QW
tel 0141 330 5125
fax 0141 330 4814
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401
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