Machine Learning Coffee Seminar: "Likelihood-free inference and predictions for computational epidemiology"

Tapahtuman tyyppi: 
HIIT seminaari
30.01.2017 - 09:00 - 10:00
Jukka Corander
Exactum D123, Kumpula

Likelihood-free Inference and Predictions for Computational Epidemiology

Abstract: Simulator-based models often allow inference and predictions under more realistic assumptions than those employed in standard statistical models. For example, the observation model for an underlying stochastic process can be more freely chosen to reflect the characteristics of the data gathering procedure. A major obstacle for such models is the intractability of the likelihood, which has to a large extent hampered their practical applicability. I will discuss recent advances in likelihood-free inference that greatly accelerate the model fitting process by exploiting a combination of machine learning techniques. Applications to several novel models in infectious disease epidemiology are used to illustrate the potential offered by this approach.

Speaker: Jukka Corander

Affiliation: Professor, University of Helsinki and University of Oslo


Location: Exactum D123, Kumpula Campus, University of Helsinki


Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held on Mondays at 9 am at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki every other week. At Aalto University, talks will be held in Konemiehentie 2, seminar room T5 and at the University of Helsinki in Kumpula, seminar room D123, unless otherwise noted. Talks will begin at 9:15 am and coffee will be served from 9:00 am.






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