Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Epidemic Models using Markov chain Monte Carlo Methods
Demiris, Nikolaos (2004) Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Epidemic Models using Markov chain Monte Carlo Methods. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis is concerned with statistical methodology for the analysis of stochastic SIR (Susceptible->Infective->Removed) epidemic models. We adopt the Bayesian paradigm and we develop suitably tailored Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms. The focus is on methods that are easy to generalise in order to accomodate epidemic models with complex population structures. Additionally, the models are general enough to be applicable to a wide range of infectious diseases.
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