BCB Guest Seminar Assistant Professor Andrea Arnold, Mathematical Sciences "Time-Varying Parameter Estimation for Biological Models" Nov 2 SL402 12pm

Thursday, November 02, 2017
12:00 pm

Title:  Time-Varying Parameter Estimation for Biological Models


Abstract:  Many applications in the life sciences involve unknown system parameters that must be estimated using little to no prior information.  In addition, these parameters may be time-varying and possibly subject to structural characteristics such as periodicity.  We show how nonlinear Bayesian filtering techniques can be employed to estimate periodic, time-varying parameters, while naturally providing a measure of uncertainty in the estimation.  Results are demonstrated using data from several biological applications, including cardiovascular dynamics and the spread of infectious diseases.