Janine B Illian is a senior lecturer in statistics at the University of St Andrews and also holds a Professor II position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. Her work focuses on spatial point process methodology and she is the author of “Statistical Analysis and Modelling of Spatial Point Patterns” (Wiley, 2008), which has become a standard work on point process modeling since its publication. Her research profile focuses on the development of modern, realistically complex, spatial statistical methodology that is both computationally feasible and relevant to end-users. She aims at taking spatial point processes from the theoretical literature into the real world and encouraging statistical development by fostering strong relationships with the user community. Her research has impacted on spatial modeling and biodiversity research in the context of ecology, and recently she has diversified to applications in crime modeling, earthquake forecasting, environmental modeling and terrorism studies.
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