STA/BST 290 Seminar: Mikyoung Jun

STA / BST 290 Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 14, 4:10pm, MSB 1143 (Statistics Seminar Room)
Refreshments at 3:30pm in MSB 4110 (Statistics Lounge)

Speaker: Mikyoung Jun (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: Some models for spatial-temporal processes on the globe

Abstract: Many environmental applications these days involve data on a global scale and such data pose various challenges methodologically and computationally. In this talk, I will discuss several statistical issues regarding spatial-temporal data on the globe, and introduce statistcal models for them. Issues, regarding positive definiteness of functions on the surface of a sphere, covariance functions for smooth processes on the surface of a sphere, nonstationary covariance models for processes on the surface of a sphere, and computational methods for dealing with large data sets, will be discussed. I will give examples of the application of the proposed models to climate problems.