phylogeography

Massive parallelization boosts big Bayesian multidimensional scaling

Big Bayes is the computationally intensive co-application of big data and large, expressive Bayesian models for the analysis of complex phenomena in scientific inference and statistical learning. Standing as an example, Bayesian multidimensional …

Unifying viral genetics and human transportation data to predict the global transmission dynamics of human influenza H3N2

What explains the geographic dispersal of emerging pathogens? Reconstructions of evolutionary history from pathogen gene sequences offer qualitative descriptions of spatial spread, but current approaches are poorly equipped to formally test and …