PIMS- IAM Distinguished Colloquium: Giles Hooker

  • Date: 01/22/2018
  • Time: 15:00
Giles Hooker, Cornell

University of British Columbia


An ODE to Statistics: Inference about Nonlinear Dynamics


Ordinary differential equation models are used extensively within mathematics as descriptions of processes in the real world. However, they are rarely employed by statisticians and there is a paucity of methods for combining differential equation models with data. This talk provides a survey of recently developed statistical methods for estimating parameters from data, conducting model criticism and improvement for differential equation models in the light of data, and designing experiments that yield optimal estimates of parameters. It ends with some perspectives on the current state of the field and open problems.

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Location: ESB 2012


Note for Attendees: Reception before the talk in ESB 4133 (the PIMS lounge). This is in the IAM/PIMS distinguished speaker series.