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Centre for Statistics (CENSTAT) : project R-7996

Title : FWO travel grant for a short stay abroad for the 9e Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) during 17-21/07/2017 at Seattle USA (R-7996)
Abstract: As a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Statistics (CENSTAT) of Hasselt University, I am working on modeling infectious diseases. My main research topic is studying co-infections (HIV-HSV2, HIV-HCV and PVB19-VZV), using both deterministic and agent-based modeling. Markov-Chain-Monte-Carlo (MCMC) techniques are important for estimating the parameters in these models. During the 9th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases, which will take place in Seattle (WA, US) in July 2017, I want to broaden my knowledge of mathematical epidemiology by attending the modules on MCMC for Infectious Diseases. Attending these modules will provide me with an opportunity to learn more about algorithms for MCMC sampling and how to apply these methods to data from infectious disease outbreaks. Apart from broadening my knowledge, attending the workshop also gives me the opportunity for networking with colleagues from the field of epidemiology.
Period of project : 17/07/2017to21/07/2017

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