Fall 2017 Journal Clubs

Every term, reading groups meet across the STATMOS nodes to discuss topics in spatial and environmental statistics. These groups are open for remote and in-person participation across the STATMOS network. If you are interested in remote participation, please contact the reading group head or contact the webmaster (
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N. Carolina State Univ. The Spatial Reading group at NCSU this semester is to discuss and present important chapters of the books: Handbook of Spatial Statistics and An Introduction to Statistical Modeling of Extreme Values. We are open to any other contributions. The schedule is available here. Zhou Lan (
Univ. of Washington The Space-Time Reading group at UW will discuss and demonstrate three important software packages commonly used for inference in Bayesian spatial statistics (INLA, spBayes, and Stan). The papers describing the package will be presented and then its implementation on real data will be demonstrated. Following this, the three packages will be compared and extensions presented. We welcome participation from folks outside UW! Our schedule is available here. Max Schneider (