A deep dive into the methods underlying model-based geostatistics and their application
Speaker: Professor Simon Iain Hay
Professor of Global Health
Director of Geospatial Science, Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME)
University of Washington
Abstract: IHME's Director of Geospatial Science, Professor Simon Hay, will provide a deep dive into the methods underlying model-based geostatistics (MBG), particularly in relation to how MBG is being used to estimate (and map) under-5 mortality at a resolution of 5x5 km. He will focus on the types of data and methodological advancements and challenges faced by IHME's Geospatial Analysis team as they seek to produce accurate, spatially-granular estimates of under-5 mortality in 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and eventually in Asia and the Americas. The methods described are also being applied more broadly to undernutrition and priority diseases for childhood survival (diarrhea, lower respiratory infection, and malaria). Additionally, Professor Simon Hay will illustrate the applications of geospatial analysis in assessing progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
Streaming video: the seminar will be broadcast live once the event has started. The video recording and may also be viewed at a later date. [link]
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