Exploiting the analytic properties of accumulative hazards for survival analysis

Project: Research-related funding


This project will look at developing new statistical models for survival analysis that exploit the analytical and numerical properties of an overlooked key function: the cumulative hazard function. These analytical properties are very powerful and well understood from the convex analysis point of view but, perhaps surprisingly, they have not been so far exploited for statistical modelling so this project this comprises a very promising new tool in survival data analysis. The project will look at both methodological and computational aspects as well as both univariate and regression modelling.

Layman's description

This is a Bath–FAPESP SPRINT (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) travel funding. FAPESP is a public foundation (Sao Paulo State in Brazil) with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions. It facilitates collaborative research and research staff mobility.

Dr Karim Anaya-Izquierdo will be collaborating with colleagues from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) on the statistical analysis of important survival data, such as that of transplants for end-stage liver disease patients, in order to improve the corresponding allocation.
Short title £5,760
Effective start/end date27/10/1727/10/19


  • QA Mathematics