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