Spatial Statistics


Modeling data with spatial structure; point-referenced (geo-statistical) data, areal (lattice) data, and point process data; stationarity, valid covariance functions; Gaussian processes and generalizations; kriging; Markov random fields (CAR and SAR); hierarchical modeling for spatial data; misalignment; multivariate spatial data, space/time data specification. Theory and application. Some assignments will involve computing and data analysis. Consent of instructor required. 3 units.