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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: Modelling the competition: from fighting lizards to journal citations

Presented by Helen Ogden, University of Warwick

11 March 2015 13:00 in CM105

I will talk about models for tournament data. Some applications of these
models are obvious -- for example, to rank sports players based on the
outcomes of matches played between them. But competition models can also
be used in some slightly surprising areas. I will discuss examples from
animal behaviour (modelling fights between lizards) and bibliometrics
(ranking journals, based on the citations between them). Competition
models also provide some interesting statistical challenges, and I will
briefly discuss my own work on improving the approximations which are
used for inference in some of these models.

Contact thomai.tsiftsi@dur.ac.uk for more information

See the Stats4Grads page for more details about this series.