Prof Kerrie Mengersen
Queensland University of Technology
New Directions in Bayesian Statistics: formulation, computation and application to exemplar challenges
Australian Research Council
Bayesian statistics is a fundamental statistical and machine learning approach for density estimation, data analysis and inference. However, there remain open questions regarding the formulation of the model, the likelihood and priors, and efficient computation. This project proposes new approaches that address these issues, and applies them to two exemplar challenges: the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef and better understanding neurological diseases related aging, in particular Parkinson’s Disease.