ICTP Workshop on Mathematical Models of Climate Variability, Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases
8–19 May 2017
Prof. Aaron A. King, Ph.D.
Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics
University of Michigan
Preparing for the workshop
- Complete the R tutorial before the beginning of the course.
- If you wish to use your own computer, install R and RStudio on it before the first day of the course. Instructions for doing so are here.
- Ordinary differential equation models in pomp
- Introduction to inference
- Brief introduction to likelihood
- Simulation of stochastic processes by Euler’s method
- Simulation of stochastic processes by Gillespie’s method
- Introduction to partially observed Markov processes
- Likelihood for POMP models
- Iterated filtering: principles and practice
The following papers serve as background for some of the central issues:
- S. N. Wood (2010) Statistical inference for noisy nonlinear ecological dynamic systems. Nature, 466: 1102–1104. DOI: 10.1038/nature09319.
- A. A. King, E. L. Ionides, M. Pascual, and M. J. Bouma (2008) Inapparent infections and cholera dynamics. Nature, 454: 877–880. DOI: 10.1038/nature07084
- S. Shrestha, A. A. King, and P. Rohani (2011) Statistical Inference for Multi-Pathogen Systems. PLoS Comput. Biol., 7: e1002135. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002135
A good reference for modeling in infectious disease epidemiology is:
- Keeling, M. & Rohani, P. Modeling infectious diseases in humans and animals. Princeton University Press, 2008.
The pomp package is described and illustrated in
- A. A. King, D. Nguyen, and E. L. Ionides (2016) Statistical Inference for Partially Observed Markov Processes via the R Package pomp. J. Stat. Soft., 69: 1–43. DOI: 10.18637/jss.v069.i12
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