The Department of Mathematics, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram organized an expert talk in association with ICMR on 25th September 20 20.

Topic:  “Mapping Disease Data”

Resource person: Dr.Vasna Joshua, Scientist C, National Institute of Epidemiology, ICMR, Chennai.

Dr. Vasna began her speech explaining “Why mapping disease data is important?”. Further mapping requirements, spatial data set, exploratory data analysis were elucidated. Interpolation technique – Kriging technique where  the map of semivariogram in two taluks of Tamilnadu was expounded. Spatial autocorrelation, non parametric D- Statistic, Moran’s I statistic, Geary’s C test statistic, Kulldorff’s SATSCAN Spatial and space-time Scan statistics, Posterior marginal summary of regression co-efficient (CAR) models using normal priors were interpreted.

Nearly 100 faculty  members  and  research scholars from various institutions participated in this webinar.The expert talk was fruitful with the enlightening talk of the resource person from which  the participants were much benefited.

I express my sincere gratitude to our management, Director,  Dean,  Vps for their constant support and encouragement.