Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
Professor

Professor Scott Anthony Sisson

Science
Sch of Mathematics & Statistic

ABOUT ME

 

Biography

My research is in computational statistics. In particular, I enjoy working to try and solve "intractable" (computationally or analytically) statistical problems. This covers many areas, some of which are Bayesian statistics, big data, computational techniques and simulation-based algorithms, statistical extreme value theory (with environmental applications) and I cover a diverse range of scientific applications.

Education

  • PhD in  Statistics (Bristol University, UK, 2002)
  • MSc in Environmental Statistics and Systems (Lancaster University, UK, 1997)
  • BSc in Mathematics and Statistics (Lancaster University, UK, 1996)

 

RESEARCH

 

Research Goals

  • Have as much statistics fun as possible while playing with computers
  • Do cool things
  • Only tackle challenging problems
  • Try to avoid incremental research

Research in Detail

Bayesian Methods: Bayesian statistics represents uncertainty about observed data, model parameters and even the model through probability distributions. As a consequence, this uncertainty is naturally incorporated into any statistical inference. Interest in Bayesian methods has exploded since the early 1990s thanks to the development of cheap computational power.

Big Data: As the size of datasets requiring analysis increases, so must the statistical techniques used to analyse them be able to efficiently handle the increase in scale. Standard statistical approaches, both classical and Bayesian, were not designed with this in mind. We are interested in developing ways to improve existing statistical techniques, as well as developing completely new methods, to better cope with big data.

Computational Statistics and Algorithms: Bayesian statistics depends on sophisticated simulation algorithms, such as Markov chain Monte Carlo, sequential Monte Carlo and many others. We are interested in developing new and more efficient algorithms in general and specific cases. We are also interested in developing new statistical approaches for models with computationally intractable likelihood functions, such as Bayesian "likelihood-free" methods (e.g. approximate Bayesian computation), indirect inference and composite likelihoods.

Extreme Value Theory: Extreme value theory involves the construction of methematical models that describe the extreme levels of real world processes. Our focus is the development of new spatial and temporal models for extremes (such as max-stable and max-infinitely-divisible models), and new statistical procedures for fitting them, as many models for extremes tend to be difficult to work with computationally. We are particularly interested in the extremes of climate and environmental processes.

Diverse Applications: We are interested in using Bayesian methods to solve challenging scientific problems in a broad range of disciplines. These include biology, climate science, ecology, hydrology and population genetics among others. We always work closely with experts in each field to obtain the best possible results. Our applied research occasionally generates press coverage.

Research Grants

  • Sustained funding from the Australian Research Council

Supervision Opportunities/Areas

Project supervision is available in all of the above research areas.

Advice for prospective students

Understand what you enjoy doing, and a broad idea of the kind of thing that you would like to do. Then find the right people to make it happen!

 

TEACHING & OUTREACH

 

Courses I teach

These vary each session.

Professional affiliations and service positions

Associate Editor: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Associate Editor: Electronic Journal of Statistics

Associate Editor: STAT

Associate Editor: Statistics and Computing

Bayesian Section Chair of the Statistical Society of Australia

President of the Australasian Society of Bayesian Analysis (a local chapter of ISBA)

Past President of the Statistical Society of Australia

Past President of the NSW Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia (2012-13)

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2015 G N Alexander Medal, joint with F. Zheng, S. Westra and M. Leonard (Institution of Engineers Australia)

2011  Moran Medal, joint with Dr. M. M. Tanaka (Australian Academy of Science)

2010  J. G. Russell Award (Australian Academy of Science)

2010 Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship (Australian Research Council)

2006  John Yu Fellowship to Europe (Imperial College, London)

2005  UNSW Faculty of Science Learning and Teaching Award 

Phone
9385 7027
Location
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 1034

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Nott DJ; Ong VM-H; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2018, 'High-Dimensional ABC', in Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman and Hall/CRC, pp. 211 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315117195-8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Nott D; Ong V; Fan Y; Sisson S, 2018, 'High-dimensional approximate Bayesian computation', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 211 - 242
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S; Fan Y, 2018, 'ABC Samplers', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 87 - 123, https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Approximate-Computation-Handbooks-Statistical/dp/1439881502
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M, 2018, 'Overview of Approximate Bayesian Computation', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 3 - 54, https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Approximate-Computation-Handbooks-Statistical/dp/1439881502
    Edited Books | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M, (eds.), 2018, Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-of-Approximate-Bayesian-Computation/Sisson-Fan-Beaumont/p/book/9781439881507
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Rodrigues G; Francis A; Sisson S; Tanaka M, 2018, 'Inferences on the acquisition of multidrug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis using molecular epidemiological data', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Approximate Bayesian Computation Likelihood-Free Methods for Complex Models, Chapman & Hall
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Erhardt R; sisson SA, 2016, 'Modelling extremes using approximate Bayesian computation', in Dey D; Yan J (ed.), Extreme Value Modeling and Risk Analysis Methods and Applications, CRC Press, pp. 281 - 306
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan Y; Sisson S, 2011, 'Reversible Jump MCMC', in Brooks S; Gelman A; Jones GL; Meng X-L (ed.), Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, edn. Chapman & Hall-CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 67 - 87, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294600700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2011, 'Likelihood-free MCMC', in Brooks S; Gelman A; Jones GL; Meng X-L (ed.), Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, edn. Chapman & Hall-CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 313 - 333, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294600700013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Padoan SA; Sisson SA, 2021, 'Estimation and uncertainty quantification for extreme quantile regions', Extremes, vol. 24, pp. 349 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10687-019-00364-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Man N; Chrzanowska A; Price O; Bruno R; Dietze PM; Sisson SA; Degenhardt L; Salom C; Morris L; Farrell M; Peacock A, 2021, 'Trends in cocaine use, markets and harms in Australia, 2003–2019', Drug and Alcohol Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.13252
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Whitaker T; Beranger B; Sisson SA, 2021, 'Logistic Regression Models for Aggregated Data', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2021.1895816
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Padoan SA; Sisson SA, 2021, 'Correction to: Estimation and uncertainty quantification for extreme quantile regions (Extremes, (2021), 24, 2, (349-375), 10.1007/s10687-019-00364-0)', Extremes, vol. 24, pp. 377 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10687-021-00408-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Warne DJ; Sisson SA; Drovandi C, 2021, 'Vector Operations for Accelerating Expensive Bayesian Computations – A Tutorial Guide', Bayesian Analysis, vol. -1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/21-ba1265
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sisson SA; Sharma A, 2020, 'Tools for enhancing the application of self-organizing maps in water resources research and engineering', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103676
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Zhang X; Beranger B; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Constructing likelihood functions for interval-valued random variables', Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, vol. 47, pp. 1 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjos.12395
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Shahriari S; Ghasri M; Sisson SA; Rashidi T, 2020, 'Ensemble of ARIMA: combining parametric and bootstrapping technique for traffic flow prediction', Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, vol. 16, pp. 1552 - 1573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249935.2020.1764662
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Rodrigues GS; Nott DJ; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Likelihood-free approximate Gibbs sampling', Statistics and Computing, vol. 30, pp. 1057 - 1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-020-09933-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Adams MP; Koh EJY; Vilas MP; Collier CJ; Lambert VM; Sisson SA; Quiroz M; McDonald-Madden E; McKenzie LJ; O'Brien KR, 2020, 'Predicting seagrass decline due to cumulative stressors', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104717
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Chin V; Gunawan D; Fiebig DG; Kohn R; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Efficient data augmentation for multivariate probit models with panel data: an application to general practitioner decision making about contraceptives', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C: Applied Statistics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssc.12393
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Adams MP; Sisson SA; Helmstedt KJ; Baker CM; Holden MH; Plein M; Holloway J; Mengersen KL; McDonald-Madden E, 2020, 'Informing management decisions for ecological networks, using dynamic models calibrated to noisy time-series data', Ecology Letters, vol. 23, pp. 607 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13465
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Whitaker T; Beranger B; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Composite likelihood methods for histogram-valued random variables', Statistics and Computing, vol. 30, pp. 1459 - 1477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-020-09955-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Li C; Xie HB; Mengersen K; Fan X; Da Xu RY; Sisson SA; Van Huffel S, 2020, 'Bayesian nonnegative matrix factorization with dirichlet process mixtures', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 68, pp. 3860 - 3870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2020.3003120
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Stephenson AG; Sisson SA, 2020, 'High-dimensional inference using the extremal skew-t process', Extremes, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10687-020-00376-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Li C; Xie HB; Fan X; Xu RYD; Van Huffel S; Sisson SA; Mengersen K, 2019, 'Image denoising based on nonlocal Bayesian singular value thresholding and Stein's unbiased risk estimator', IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 28, pp. 4899 - 4911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2019.2912292
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Herger N; Abramowitz G; Sherwood S; Knutti R; Angélil O; Sisson SA, 2019, 'Ensemble optimisation, multiple constraints and overconfidence: a case study with future Australian precipitation change', Climate Dynamics, vol. 53, pp. 1581 - 1596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04690-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Padoan SA; Xu Y; Sisson SA, 2019, 'Extremal properties of the multivariate extended skew-normal distribution, Part B', Statistics and Probability Letters, vol. 147, pp. 105 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spl.2018.11.031
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Padoan SA; Xu Y; Sisson SA, 2019, 'Extremal properties of the univariate extended skew-normal distribution, Part A', Statistics and Probability Letters, vol. 147, pp. 73 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spl.2018.09.018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Béranger B; Duong T; Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE; Sisson SA, 2019, 'Tail density estimation for exploratory data analysis using kernel methods', Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, vol. 31, pp. 144 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10485252.2018.1537442
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Bengtson SA; Meissner KJ; Menviel L; Sisson SA; Wilkin J, 2019, 'Evaluating the Extent of North Atlantic Deep Water and the Mean Atlantic δ13C From Statistical Reconstructions', Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 34, pp. 1022 - 1036, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019PA003589
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sharma A; Sisson SA, 2018, 'Patterns and comparisons of human-induced changes in river flood impacts in cities', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 22, pp. 1793 - 1810, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1793-2018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Ong VMH; Nott DJ; Tran MN; Sisson SA; Drovandi CC, 2018, 'Likelihood-free inference in high dimensions with synthetic likelihood', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 128, pp. 271 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2018.07.008
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Ong VMH; Nott DJ; Tran MN; Sisson SA; Drovandi CC, 2018, 'Variational Bayes with synthetic likelihood', Statistics and Computing, vol. 28, pp. 971 - 988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-017-9773-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Rodrigues GS; Prangle D; Sisson SA, 2018, 'Recalibration: A post-processing method for approximate Bayesian computation', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 126, pp. 53 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2018.04.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Gross MH; Donat MG; Alexander LV; Sisson SA, 2018, 'The sensitivity of daily temperature variability and extremes to dataset choice', Journal of Climate, vol. 31, pp. 1337 - 1359, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0243.1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sisson SA; Sharma A, 2017, 'Nonlinear manifold representation in natural systems: The SOMersault', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 89, pp. 61 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.11.028
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beranger B; Padoan SA; Sisson SA, 2017, 'Models for Extremal Dependence Derived from Skew-symmetric Families', Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, vol. 44, pp. 21 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjos.12240
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Carvajal G; Branch A; Sisson SA; Roser DJ; van den Akker B; Monis P; Reeve P; Keegan A; Regel R; Khan SJ, 2017, 'Virus removal by ultrafiltration: Understanding long-term performance change by application of Bayesian analysis', Water Research, vol. 122, pp. 269 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.05.057
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Carvajal G; Branch A; Michel P; Sisson SA; Roser DJ; Drewes JE; Khan SJ, 2017, 'Robust evaluation of performance monitoring options for ozone disinfection in water recycling using Bayesian analysis', Water Research, vol. 124, pp. 605 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.07.079
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Li J; Nott DJ; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2017, 'Extending approximate Bayesian computation methods to high dimensions via a Gaussian copula model', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 106, pp. 77 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2016.07.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Carvajal G; Roser DJ; Sisson SA; Keegan A; Khan SJ, 2017, 'Bayesian belief network modelling of chlorine disinfection for human pathogenic viruses in municipal wastewater', Water Research, vol. 109, pp. 144 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.11.008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sisson SA; Sharma A, 2016, 'A dimension range representation (DRR) measure for self-organizing maps', Pattern Recognition, vol. 53, pp. 276 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2015.11.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Garthwaite PH; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2016, 'Adaptive optimal scaling of Metropolis–Hastings algorithms using the Robbins–Monro process', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol. 45, pp. 5098 - 5111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610926.2014.936562
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Rodrigues GS; Nott DJ; Sisson SA, 2016, 'Functional regression approximate Bayesian computation for Gaussian process density estimation', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 103, pp. 229 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2016.05.009
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lorenz R; Pitman AJ; Sisson SA, 2016, 'Does Amazonian deforestation cause global effects; Can we be sure?', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 121, pp. 5567 - 5584, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024357
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sarlin P; Sharma A; Sisson SA, 2015, 'Increasing dependence on foreign water resources? An assessment of trends in global virtual water flows using a self-organizing time map', Ecological Informatics, vol. 26, pp. 192 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.05.012
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Carvajal G; Roser DJ; Sisson SA; Keegan A; Khan SJ, 2015, 'Modelling pathogen log10 reduction values achieved by activated sludge treatment using naïve and semi naïve Bayes network models', Water Research, vol. 85, pp. 304 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.035
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Williams AN; Mooney SD; Sisson SA; Marlon J, 2015, 'Exploring the relationship between Aboriginal population indices and fire in Australia over the last 20,000years', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 432, pp. 49 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.04.030
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lee J; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2015, 'Bayesian threshold selection for extremal models using measures of surprise', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 85, pp. 84 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2014.12.004
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Bino G; Sisson SA; Kingsford RT; Thomas RF; Bowen S, 2015, 'Developing state and transition models of floodplain vegetation dynamics as a tool for conservation decision-making: A case study of the Macquarie Marshes Ramsar wetland', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 52, pp. 654 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12410
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Garthwaite PH; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2015, 'Adaptive optimal scaling of Metropolis–Hastings algorithms using the Robbins–Monro process', Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610926.2014.936562
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Clark S; Sisson SA; Sharma A, 2014, 'A dimension range representation (DRR) measure for self-organizing maps', Pattern Recognition, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2015.11.002
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Aandahl RZ; Stadler T; Sisson SA; Tanaka MM, 2014, 'Exact vs. approximate computation: Reconciling different estimates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis epidemiological parameters', GENETICS, vol. 196, pp. 1227 - 1230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.113.158808
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Nott DJ; Fan Y; Marshall L; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Approximate Bayesian computation and Bayes' linear analysis: Toward high- dimensional ABC', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 23, pp. 65 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2012.751874
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Prangle D; Blum MGB; Popovic G; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Diagnostic tools for approximate Bayesian computation using the coverage property', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, vol. 56, pp. 309 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anzs.12087
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Menéndez P; Fan Y; Garthwaite PH; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Simultaneous adjustment of bias and coverage probabilities for confidence intervals', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 70, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2013.08.016
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Aandahl RZ; Stadler T; Sisson SA; Tanaka MM, 2014, 'Exact vs. approximate computation: Reconciling different estimates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis epidemiological parameters', Genetics, vol. 196, pp. 1227 - 1230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.113.158808
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Zheng F; Westra S; Leonard M; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Modeling dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge to estimate coastal flooding risk', Water Resources Research, vol. 50, pp. 2050 - 2071, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013WR014616
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Jeremiah E; Marshall L; Sisson SA; Sharma A, 2013, 'Specifying a hierarchical mixture of experts for hydrologic modeling: Gating function variable selection', Water Resources Research, vol. 49, pp. 2926 - 2939, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20150
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan Y; Nott DJ; Sisson SA, 2013, 'Approximate Bayesian computation via regression density estimation', Stat, vol. 2, pp. 34 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sta4.15
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Blum MGB; Nunes MA; Prangle D; Sisson SA, 2013, 'A comparative review of dimension reduction methods in approximate bayesian computation', Statistical Science, vol. 28, pp. 189 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/12-STS406
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Perkins SE; Pitman AJ; Sisson SA, 2013, 'Systematic differences in future 20-year temperature extremes in AR4 model projections over Australia as a function of model skill', International Journal of Climatology, vol. 33, pp. 1153 - 1167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3500
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Zheng F; Westra S; Sisson SA, 2013, 'Quantifying the dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge in the coastal zone', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 505, pp. 172 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.09.054
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lindström T; Brown GP; Sisson SA; Phillips BL; Shine R, 2013, 'Rapid shifts in dispersal behavior on an expanding range edge Tom', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110, pp. 13452 - 13456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1303157110
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Jeremiah E; Sisson SA; Sharma A; Marshall LA, 2012, 'Efficient hydrological model parameter optimization with Sequential Monte Carlo sampling', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 38, pp. 283 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.07.001
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Peters GW; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2012, 'On sequential Monte Carlo, partial rejection control and approximate Bayesian computation', Statistics and Computing, vol. 22, pp. 1209 - 1222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-012-9315-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Aandahl R; Reyes JF; Sisson SA; Tanaka M, 2012, 'A model-based Bayesian estimation of the rate of evolution of VNTR loci in Mycobacterium tuberculosis', PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 8, pp. e1002573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002573
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Peters GW; Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2012, 'Likelihood-free Bayesian inference for alpha-stable models', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 3743 - 3756, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2010.10.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Burgman MA; Franklin JW; Hayes KR; Peters GW; Sisson SA, 2012, 'Modeling extreme risks in ecology', Risk Analysis, vol. 32, pp. 1956 - 1966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01871.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lindstrom T; Sisson SA; Hakansson N; Bergman KO; Wennergren U, 2012, 'A spectral and Bayesian approach for analysis of fluctuations and synchrony in ecological datasets', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 1019 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00240.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Nott DJ; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2012, 'Discussion on the paper of Fearnhead and Prangle "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B - Statistical Methodology, vol. 74, pp. 466 - 468
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Jeremiah E; Sisson S; Marshall L; Mehrotra R; Sharma A, 2011, 'Bayesian calibration and uncertainty analysis of hydrological models: A comparison of adaptive Metropolis and sequential Monte Carlo samplers', Water Resources Research, vol. 47, pp. W07547 (13pp), http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010WR010217
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lindstrom T; Sisson SA; Lewerin SS; Wennergren U, 2011, 'Bayesian analysis of animal movements related to factors at herd and between herd levels: Implications for disease spread modeling', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 98, pp. 230 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2010.11.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Westra SP; Sisson SA, 2011, 'Detection of non-stationarity in precipitation extremes using a max-stable process model', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 406, pp. 119 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.06.014
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2011, 'Handbook of Spatial Statistics by A.E. Gelfand, P. Diggle, P. Guttorp and M. Fuentes', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, vol. 53, pp. 489 - 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842x.2011.00638.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Padoan SA; Ribatet M; Sisson SA, 2010, 'Likelihood-based inference for max-stable processes', Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 105, pp. 263 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/jasa.2009.tm08577
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan Y; Dortet-Bernadet J; Sisson SA, 2010, 'On Bayesian curve fitting via auxiliary variables', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 19, pp. 626 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/jcgs.2010.08178
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lindstrom T; Sisson SA; Lewerin SS; Wennergren U, 2010, 'Estimating animal movement contacts between holdings of different production types', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 95, pp. 23 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2010.03.002
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Beaumont MA; Nielsen R; Robert C; Hey J; Gaggiott O; Knowles L; Estoup A; Panchal M; Corander J; Hickerson M; Sisson SA; Fagundes N; Chikhi L; Beerli P; Vitalis R; Cornuet J; Huelsenbeck J; Foll M; Yang Z; Rousset F; Balding D; Excoffier L, 2010, 'In defence of model-based inference in phylogeography', Molecular Ecology, vol. 19, pp. 436 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04515.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Luciani F; Sisson SA; Jiang H; Francis AR; Tanaka M, 2009, 'The epidemiological fitness cost of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, pp. 14711 - 14715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0902437106
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Perkins SE; Pitman AJ; Sisson SA, 2009, 'Smaller projected increases in 20-year temperature returns over Australia in skill-selected climate models', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 36, pp. L06710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009GL037293
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Lindstrom T; Sisson SA; Noremark M; Jonsson A; Wennergren U, 2009, 'Estimation of distance related probability of animal movements between holdings and implications for disease spread modeling', Preventive Veterinary Medicine, vol. 91, pp. 85 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.05.022
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan Y; Peters GW; Sisson SA, 2009, 'Automating and evaluating reversible jump MCMC proposal distributions', Statistics and Computing, vol. 19, pp. 409 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-008-9101-z
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2009, 'Towards automating model selection for a mark-recapture-recovery analysis', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C - Applied Statistics, vol. 58, pp. 247 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9876.2008.00656.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Fan Y; Tanaka MM, 2009, 'Sequential Monte Carlo without likelihoods (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007) 104, 6, (1760-1765) DOI:10.1073/pnas.0607208104)', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, pp. 16889, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0908847106
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Tanaka M; Sisson SA; King GC, 2009, 'High affinity extremes in combinatorial libraries and repertoires', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 261, pp. 260 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2009.07.041
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Franklin JW; Sisson SA; Burgman MA; Martin JK, 2008, 'Evaluating extreme risks in invasion ecology: learning from banking compliance', Diversity and Distributions, vol. 14, pp. 581 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00478.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Bortot P; Coles S; Sisson SA, 2007, 'Inference for stereological extremes', Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 102, pp. 84 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/016214506000000988
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Fan Y; Tanaka M, 2007, 'Sequential Monte Carlo without likelihoods', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 104, pp. 1760 - 1765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0607208104
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2007, 'A distance-based diagnostic for trans-dimensional Markov chains', Statistics and Computing, vol. 17, pp. 357 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-007-9025-z
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2007, 'Genetics and stochastic simulation do mix!', American Statistician, vol. 61, pp. 112 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/000313007X169965
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Pericchi L; Coles S, 2006, 'A case for a reassessment of the risks of extreme hydrological hazards in the Caribbean', Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, vol. 20, pp. 296 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00477-005-0246-4
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Peters GW; Sisson SA, 2006, 'Bayesian inference, Monte Carlo sampling and operational risk', The Journal of Operational Risk, vol. 1, pp. 27 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.21314/JOP.2006.014
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Tanaka M; Francis AR; Luciani F; Sisson SA, 2006, 'Using approximate Bayesian computation to estimate tuberculosis transmission parameters from genotype data', Genetics, vol. 173, pp. 1511 - 1520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.106.055574
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Chan YK, 2006, 'A note on bayesian analyses of capture-recapture data with perfect recaptures', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol. 35, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610920500439612
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2006, 'Book reviews', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), vol. 169, pp. 168 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985x.2005.00395_2.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2006, 'Statistics of extremes: Theory and applications', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A - Statistics in Society, vol. 169, pp. 168 - 169
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2005, 'Trans-dimensional Markov chains: A decade of progress and future perspectives', Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 100, pp. 1077 - 1089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/016214505000000664
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2005, 'Statistical inference and simulation for spatial point processes', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A - Statistics in Society, vol. 168, pp. 258 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985X.2004.00347_14.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Coles S, 2005, 'Modelling Dependence Uncertainty in the Extremes of Markov Chains', Extremes, vol. 6, pp. 283 - 300
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA; Hurn M, 2004, 'Bayesian point estimation of quantitative trait loci', Biometrics, vol. 60, pp. 60 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0006-341X.2004.00167.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2004, 'Hidden Markov Models for Bioinformatics', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), vol. 167, pp. 194 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985x.2004.298_13.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2004, 'Book reviews', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), vol. 167, pp. 566 - 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-985x.2004.02057_3.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson SA, 2004, 'Bayesian statistics 7', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A - Statistics in Society, vol. 167, pp. 566 - 567
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Coles S; Pericchi LR; Sisson S, 2003, 'A fully probabilistic approach to extreme rainfall modeling', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 273, pp. 35 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00353-0
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2003, '', Information Retrieval, vol. 6, pp. 275 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/a:1023988306026
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2003, 'Book Review: Handbook of statistical genetics', Statistical Methods in Medical Research, vol. 12, pp. 86 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096228020301200109
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Sisson S, 2003, 'The Basics of S-PLUS', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series D (The Statistician), vol. 52, pp. 413 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9884.00369_16
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Balding DJ; Carothers AD; Marchini JL; Cardon LR; Vetta A; Griffiths B; Weir BS; Hill WG; Goldstein D; Strimmer K; Myers S; Beaumont MA; Glasbey CA; Mayer CD; Richardson S; Marshall C; Durrett R; Nielsen R; Visscher PM; Knott SA; Haley CS; Ball RD; Hackett CA; Holmes S; Husmeier D; Jansen RC; Ter Braak CJF; Maliepaard CA; Boer MP; Joyce P; Li N; Stephens M; Marcoulides GA; Drezner Z; Mardia K; McVean G; Meng XL; Ochs MF; Pagel M; Sha N; Vannucci M; Sillanpää MJ; Sisson S; Yandell BS; Jin C; Satagopan JM; Gaffney PJ; Zeng ZB; Broman KW; Speed TP; Fearnhead P; Donnelly P; Larget B; Simon DL; Kadane JB; Nicholson G; Smith AV; Jónsson F; Gústafsson O; Stefánsson K; Parmigiani G; Garrett ES; Anbazhagan R; Gabrielson E, 2002, 'Discussion on the meeting on 'statistical modelling and analysis of genetic data'', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B: Statistical Methodology, vol. 64, pp. 737 - 775, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9868.00359
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Li Y; Fan X; Chen L; Li B; Yu Z; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Recurrent dirichlet belief networks for interpretable dynamic relational data modelling', in IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 2470 - 2476
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan X; Li B; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Online Binary Space Partitioning Forests', in Chiappa S; Calandra R (ed.), INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND STATISTICS, VOL 108, ADDISON-WESLEY PUBL CO, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 527 - 536, presented at 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), ELECTR NETWORK, 26 August 2020 - 28 August 2020, http://proceedings.mlr.press/v108/fan20a/fan20a.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Xu M; Quiroz M; Kohn R; Sisson SA, 2020, 'Variance reduction properties of the reparameterization trick', in Chaudhuri K; Sugiyama M (ed.), AISTATS 2019 - 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, MICROTOME PUBLISHING, Naha, JAPAN, presented at 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), Naha, JAPAN, 16 April 2019 - 18 April 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000509687902078&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Posters | 2020
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Man N; Chrzanowska A; McKetin R; Price O; Gibbs D; Bruno R; Sisson S; Dietze P; Salom C; Degenhardt L; Peacock A, 2020, 'Trends in methamphetamine availability, use, and harms in Australia', presented at The 2020 NDARC Annual Research Symposium, 05 November 2020 - 26 November 2020, https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/trends-methamphetamine-harms-australia
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan X; Li B; Li C; Sisson S; Chen L, 2019, 'Scalable deep generative relational model with high-order node dependence', in NeurIPS 2019, 33rd Conference on Neural INformation Processing Systems 2019, Vancouver, Canada, presented at NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, Canada, 08 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan X; Li B; Sisson S, 2019, 'Binary space partitioning forests', in AISTATS 2019, Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, presented at AISTATS 2019, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 16 April 2019, http://proceedings.mlr.press/v89/fan19b/fan19b.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan X; Li B; Sisson S, 2018, 'The binary space partitioning tree process', in AISTATS 2018, Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, PMLR, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, pp. 1859 - 1867, presented at 21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics : AISTATS 2018, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 09 April 2018 - 11 April 2018, http://proceedings.mlr.press/v84/fan18b/fan18b.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Fan X; Li B; Sisson S, 2018, 'Rectangular bounding process', in NeurIPS 2018, 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Montreal, presented at NeurIPS 2018, 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, Montreal, 03 December 2018 - 08 December 2018
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Professor Scott Anthony Sisson
    Zheng F; Westra S; Sisson S; Leonard M, 2014, 'Flood risk estimation in Australia's coastal zone: Modelling the dependence between extreme rainfall and storm surge', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings, pp. 390 - 396

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