Dr Benjamin Taylor PGCAP

Lecturer in Biostatistics

Research Overview

I work in the area of computational statistics. I am currently working collaboratively on spatio-temporal statistical methods, associated computational algorithms and the integration of these into web-based information systems.

Modelling and Forecasting Spatio-temporal Variations in the Risk of Chronic Malnutrition Among Under-Five Children in Ghana
Aheto, J.M.K., Taylor, B.M., Diggle, P.J., Keegan, T.J. 06/2017 In: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 21, p. 37-46. 10 p.
Journal article

spatsurv: an R package for Bayesian inference with spatial survival models
Taylor, B., Rowlingson, B. 31/03/2017 In: Journal of Statistical Software. 77, 4, p. 1-32. 32 p.
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Spatial modelling of emergency service response times
Taylor, B. 02/2017 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 180, 2, p. 433-453. 21 p.
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Modelling the time to detection of urban tuberculosis in two big cities in Portugal: a spatial survival analysis
Nunes, C., Taylor, B.M. 1/09/2016 In: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 20, 9, p. 1219-1225. 7 p.
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London's burning: assessing the impact of the 2014 fire station closures
Taylor, B.M. 6/06/2016 In: Significance. 13, 3, p. 10-11. 2 p.
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Calculating evidence-based renal replacement therapy – Introducing an excel-based calculator to improve prescribing and delivery in renal replacement therapy – A before and after study
Cottle, D., Mousdale, S., Waqar-Uddin, H., Tully, R., Taylor, B. 02/2016 In: Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 17, 1, p. 44-50. 7 p.
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Childhood malnutrition and its determinants among under-five children in Ghana
Aheto, J.M.K., Keegan, T., Taylor, B., Diggle, P. 11/2015 In: Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 29, 6, p. 552-561. 10 p.
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trmm: Read TRMM Data Files
Rowlingson, B.S., Taylor, B. 15/07/2015
Software

cruts: Interface to Climatic Research Unit Time-Series Version 3.21 Data
Taylor, B. 11/07/2015
Software

Bayesian inference and data augmentation schemes for spatial, spatiotemporal and multivariate Log-Gaussian Cox processes in R
Taylor, B., Davies, T., Rowlingson, B., Diggle, P. 10/02/2015 In: Journal of Statistical Software. 63, 48 p.
Special issue

Towards real-time spatio-temporal prediction of district-level meningitis incidence in sub-Saharan Africa
Stanton, M., Agier, A., Taylor, B., Diggle, P. 06/2014 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 177, 3, p. 661-678. 18 p.
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INLA or MCMC?: a tutorial and comparative evaluation for spatial prediction in log-Gaussian Cox processes
Taylor, B., Diggle, P. 2014 In: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 84, 10, p. 2266-2284. 19 p.
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spatsurv: Bayesian spatial survival analysis with parametric proportional hazards models
Taylor, B., Rowlingson, B. 2014
Software

Corrigendum: Spatiotemporal Prediction for Log Gaussian Cox Processes.
Taylor, B., Diggle, P. 06/2013 In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology). 75, 3, p. 601-602. 2 p.
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An adaptive sequential Monte Carlo sampler
Fearnhead, P., Taylor, B.M. 6/03/2013 In: Bayesian Analysis. 8, 2, p. 411-438. 28 p.
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lgcp: An R Package for Inference with Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Log-Gaussian Cox Processes
Taylor, B., Davies, T., Rowlingson, B., Diggle, P. 02/2013 In: Journal of Statistical Software. 52, 4
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Mapping English GP prescribing data: a tool for monitoring health-service inequalities
Rowlingson, B., Diggle, P., Taylor, B., Lawson, E. 3/01/2013 In: BMJ Open. 3, 1, 11 p.
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Spatial and spatio-temporal Log-Gaussian Cox processes: extending the geostatistical paradigm
Diggle, P., Moraga-Serrano, P., Rowlingson, B., Taylor, B. 2013 In: Statistical Science. 28, 4, p. 542-563. 22 p.
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Sequential methodology and applications in sports rating
Taylor, B. 03/2011 Lancaster University. 209 p.
Doctoral Thesis

On Estimating the Ability of NBA Players.
Fearnhead, P., Taylor, B.M. 2011 In: Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. 7, 3
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lgcp : log-Gaussian Cox Process: spatial and spatio-temporal modelling of point patterns using the log-Gaussian Cox process
Rowlingson, B., Taylor, B., Diggle, P., Davies, T. 2011
Software

miscFuncs: Miscellaneous Useful Functions
Taylor, B. 2011
Software

Calculating strength of schedule, and choosing teams for March Madness.
Fearnhead, P., Taylor, B.M. 05/2010 In: American Statistician. 64, 2, p. 108-115. 8 p.
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Simultaneous modelling of longitudinal and time to event data
Taylor, B. 2006
Master's Thesis

Representation theory and characters of groups
Taylor, B. 2004
Master's Thesis