This event, on the 27 February 2020, was held jointly with RSS Environmental Statistics Section and RSS Statistical Computing Section (now known as the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning Section). Overall, approximately twenty five people attended the event. Four speakers were invited to speak over the course of the afternoon.
Dr Hannah Worthington (University of St Andrews) and Professor Murray Lark (Nottingham University) spoke during the first session. Dr Worthington discussed her work on capture-recapture data using Hidden Markov Models. Professor Lark discussed how to map the spatial variation of micronutrients in a staple crop across the Amahara region in Ethiopia.
Dr Marnie Low (University of Glasgow) and Professor Andrew Parnell (Maynooth University) spoke during the second half of the session. Dr Low discussed her research into modelling groundwater contamination using a spline-based approach. Professor Parnell discussed the application of Bayesian Mixing Models to various types of environmental data.
Written by Srshti Putcha (Secretary of the Lancashire and Cumbria local group) and Hankui Peng (Chair of the Lancashire and Cumbria local group).