The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) invites you to attend a seminar at 13:30 on Monay, 8 February, 2016, at the University of Wollongong. Seminar details follow.
Please note that this is the first of two NIASRA seminars that week, with the second one (by David Balding) being on Thursday.
Date/Time: 13:30, Monday, 8 February, 2016
Location: University of Wollongong, Building 15, Room 206
Speaker: Prof. Martina Morris Professor of Sociology and Statistics University of Washington, Seattle http://faculty.washington.edu/morrism/
Title: Identifying Network Effects in Infectious Disease Dynamics
Abstract: Infectious diseases differ from chronic diseases in that they are transmitted from person to person. As a result, the concept of "exposure" is also different in the infectious disease context. In particular, your exposure is not simply a function of your behavior: it is also a function of the behavior of those you come into contact with. These "network effects" are most pronounced for infections spread by behaviors that are relatively rare and highly structured, with HIV a classic example. In this talk, I review some of the confusion this has caused in the scientific literature and examples of study designs that can be used to specify and empirically test for network effects.
All Welcome! Regards, Pavel
-- Pavel Krivitsky Lecturer in Statistics National Institute of Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics | Building 39C Room 185 University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia T +61 2 4221 3713 Web (NIASRA)http://niasra.uow.edu.au/index.html | Web (Personal)http://www.krivitsky.net/research | ResearchGatehttp://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pavel_Krivitsky2 | ORCID: 0000-0002-9101-3362http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9101-3362 [cid:email@example.com]
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