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Merrilee Hurn

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Research interests

Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, particularly with applications in image analysis, Bayesian mixture modelling, and Bayesian methodology. For more details of my research in these areas, and other research work of the statistics group in Bath, see the statistics group's research page.

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MCMC Algorithm Mathematics
Bayesian Hierarchical Model Mathematics
Confocal Microscopy Mathematics
Astrophysics Engineering & Materials Science
Image Analysis Mathematics
Scaling Relations Mathematics
Ionosphere Engineering & Materials Science
Phylogenetics Mathematics

Projects 2004 2010

Biological systems
Brain
Electric grounding
Electric wiring
Computer networks

Research Output 2001 2014

1 Citation (Scopus)
60 Downloads (Pure)

Classification of molecular sequence data using Bayesian phylogenetic mixture models

Loza Reyes, E., Hurn, M. A. & Robinson, A., 1 Jul 2014, In : Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 75, p. 81-95 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Phylogenetics
Mixture Model
Markov processes
Sequence Alignment
Markov Chain Monte Carlo
23 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)

Improving power posterior estimation of statistical evidence

Friel, N., Hurn, M. & Wyse, J., Sep 2014, In : Statistics and Computing. 24, 5, p. 709-723

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Ladders
Tempering
Bayesian Statistics
Marginal Likelihood
Temperature
20 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement errors and scaling relations in astrophysics: A review

Andreon, S. & A. Hurn, M., Jan 2013, In : Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. 6, 1, p. 15-33 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Astrophysics
Scaling Relations
Measurement errors
Measurement Error
Regression
13 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

Tuning tempered transitions

Behrens, G., Friel, N. & Hurn, M., 1 Jan 2012, In : Statistics and Computing. 22, 1, p. 65-78 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Tuning
Simulated Tempering
Tempering
Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Markov processes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mapping electron density in the ionosphere: a principal component MCMC algorithm

Khorsheed, E., Hurn, M. & Jennison, C., 1 Jan 2011, In : Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 55, 1, p. 338-352 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MCMC Algorithm
Ionosphere
Principal Components
Carrier concentration
Electron

Thesis

Classification of phylogenetic data via Bayesian mixture modelling

Author: Loza Reyes, E., 1 Jan 2010

Supervisor: Robinson, A. (Supervisor) & Hurn, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Exploring Complex Loss Functions For Point Estimation

Author: Chaisee, K., 20 May 2015

Supervisor: Hurn, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Marginal likelihood estimation in Spatial Statistics

Author: Ayres, J., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Hurn, M. (Supervisor) & Shaddick, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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Mode jumping in MCMC

Author: Behrens, G., 1 Mar 2008

Supervisor: Hurn, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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