Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Efficient Bayesian model choice for partially o...
View graph of relations

Efficient Bayesian model choice for partially observed processes: with application to an experimental transmission study of an infectious disease

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Forthcoming

Standard

Efficient Bayesian model choice for partially observed processes : with application to an experimental transmission study of an infectious disease. / McKinley, Trevelyan; Neal, Peter; Spencer, Simon ; Conlan, Andrew; Tiley, Laurence.

In: Bayesian Analysis, 19.07.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{21acfd0c9d7f4431bd4f4defb7cfabb2,
title = "Efficient Bayesian model choice for partially observed processes: with application to an experimental transmission study of an infectious disease",
abstract = "Infectious diseases such as avian influenza pose a global threat to human health. Mathematical and statistical models can provide key insights into the mechanisms that underlie the spread and persistence of infectious diseases, though their utility is linked to the ability to adequately calibrate these models to observed data. Performing robust inference for these systems is challenging. The fact that the underlying models exhibit complex non-linear dynamics, coupled with practical constraints to observing key epidemiological events such as transmission, requires the use of inference techniques that are able to numerically integrate over multiple hidden states and/or infer missing information. Simulation-based inference techniques such as Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) have shown great promise in this area, since they rely on the development of suitable simulation models, which are often easier to code and generalise than routines that require evaluations of an intractable likelihood function. In this manuscript we make some contributions towards improving the efficiency of ABC-based particle Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and show the utility of these approaches for performing both model inference and model comparison in a Bayesian framework. We illustrate these approaches on both simulated data, as well as real data from an experimental transmission study of highly pathogenic avian influenza in genetically modified chickens.",
author = "Trevelyan McKinley and Peter Neal and Simon Spencer and Andrew Conlan and Laurence Tiley",
year = "2019",
month = "7",
day = "19",
language = "English",
journal = "Bayesian Analysis",
issn = "1936-0975",
publisher = "Carnegie Mellon University",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Efficient Bayesian model choice for partially observed processes

T2 - with application to an experimental transmission study of an infectious disease

AU - McKinley, Trevelyan

AU - Neal, Peter

AU - Spencer, Simon

AU - Conlan, Andrew

AU - Tiley, Laurence

PY - 2019/7/19

Y1 - 2019/7/19

N2 - Infectious diseases such as avian influenza pose a global threat to human health. Mathematical and statistical models can provide key insights into the mechanisms that underlie the spread and persistence of infectious diseases, though their utility is linked to the ability to adequately calibrate these models to observed data. Performing robust inference for these systems is challenging. The fact that the underlying models exhibit complex non-linear dynamics, coupled with practical constraints to observing key epidemiological events such as transmission, requires the use of inference techniques that are able to numerically integrate over multiple hidden states and/or infer missing information. Simulation-based inference techniques such as Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) have shown great promise in this area, since they rely on the development of suitable simulation models, which are often easier to code and generalise than routines that require evaluations of an intractable likelihood function. In this manuscript we make some contributions towards improving the efficiency of ABC-based particle Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and show the utility of these approaches for performing both model inference and model comparison in a Bayesian framework. We illustrate these approaches on both simulated data, as well as real data from an experimental transmission study of highly pathogenic avian influenza in genetically modified chickens.

AB - Infectious diseases such as avian influenza pose a global threat to human health. Mathematical and statistical models can provide key insights into the mechanisms that underlie the spread and persistence of infectious diseases, though their utility is linked to the ability to adequately calibrate these models to observed data. Performing robust inference for these systems is challenging. The fact that the underlying models exhibit complex non-linear dynamics, coupled with practical constraints to observing key epidemiological events such as transmission, requires the use of inference techniques that are able to numerically integrate over multiple hidden states and/or infer missing information. Simulation-based inference techniques such as Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) have shown great promise in this area, since they rely on the development of suitable simulation models, which are often easier to code and generalise than routines that require evaluations of an intractable likelihood function. In this manuscript we make some contributions towards improving the efficiency of ABC-based particle Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and show the utility of these approaches for performing both model inference and model comparison in a Bayesian framework. We illustrate these approaches on both simulated data, as well as real data from an experimental transmission study of highly pathogenic avian influenza in genetically modified chickens.

M3 - Journal article

JO - Bayesian Analysis

JF - Bayesian Analysis

SN - 1936-0975

ER -