SHORT COURSE: Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Bayesian Models with R-INLA

Dr Marta Blangairdo will be leading a short course on Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Bayesian Models with R-INLA on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November 2017 following the Big Data, Small Area Symposium. This course will take place at Imperial College London, St Marys Campus, Paddington, London.



Dr Marta Blangiardo, Imperial College London

Dr Michela Cameletti, Bergamo University Italy

Dr Anna Freni Sterrantino, Imperial College London


Open until the 15th of October please click the link below to register. Places are limited to 25 people. 

The registration fee includes lunch on day 1 and 2 (Please indicate on the registration form if you have any dietary requirements. The third day will be a half day finishing by 1pm.
£350: PhD students
£450: Academics & public sector
£600: Non Academic




All participants must bring there own laptop to the course.



Thursday the 16th

9.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Introduction to Bayesian thinking, conjugate models and MCMC
10.45 – 12.30 Lecture 2: Introduction to INLA + R-INLA
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.45 Practical 1: R-INLA: the basics
2.45 – 4.00   Lecture 3: Hierarchical models, prediction and model checking
4.15 – 5.30 Practical 2: Hierarchical models and prediction using R-INLA

Friday the 17th

9.00 – 11.00 Lecture 4: Bayesian spatial models for small area data. Disease mapping and ecological regression
11.15 – 12.30  Practical 3: Using R-INLA for disease mapping/ecological regression models
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.45 Lecture 5: Bayesian spatio-temporal models for small area studies
3.00 – 5.00 Practical 4: R-INLA practical on spatio-temporal models

Saturday the 18th

9.00 – 11.00 Lecture 6: Bayesian models for geostatistical data + SPDE introduction
11.15 – 12.30 Lecture 7: more advanced SPDE functions

Please also note this link to purchase the book written by Dr Blangiardo and Dr Cameletti on the software discussed in this course