Scan statistics are used in many areas of science and technology to analyze the occurence of observed clusters of events in time and space. The goal is to determine whether an observed cluster of events occurred by chance if it is assumed that the observed events follow a specified probability model.
Scan Statistics and Applications is a comprehensive, edited survey that brings together the work of leading authorities to present the most current advances in theory and methodology for this new area of statistical research and application. The chapters contain broad coverage of theory and new analytical and computational methods and techniques in four categories: introductory survey, discrete scan statistics, continuous scan statistics, and applications.
Features and Topics:
* Comprehensive introductory survey chapter
* Discrete scan statistics
* Finite Markov chain imbedding
* Continuous scan statistics
* Spatial scan statistics
* Applications in DNA sequence analysis
* Monte Carlo approaches to testing order statistics and spacing
The book is a valuable resource and state-of-the-art reference for all practitioners, researchers, and professionals in applied probability and statistics who use scan statistics in their work.
"...The subject can be quite exciting to probabilists, researchers and graduate students learning about these techniques in relation to scan statistics as a central point. The chapters are well written in a review style, discussing the main issues of scan statistics in a particular topic, and presenting the motivation and the main results, mostly without proving them. Proofs can be found in the related original papers. However, some hints and discussions are given on how to derive certain results. A few new results are scattered throughout. The book contains a useful short subject index..." --Mathematical Reviews "The area of scan statistics is very complex with a variety of exciting theoretical results and plethora of useful applications. There are many techniques which can be used in solving problems in this area. Up to now the results were spread out in different journals. There was a need for a book consolidating the knowledge on scan statistics and providing a comprehensive survey of all the developments in this area of research. The book by Glaz and Balakrishnan achieves this and will serve as a basic reference for theoreticians and applied researchers involved or interested in scan statistics. It presents new results, describes applications of scan statistics, points out many challenging open problems for research and gives valuable references which might be of particular interest to graduate students... To sum up, the book 'Scan Statistics and Applications,' edited by Glaz and Balakrishnan, contains excellent contributions. I enjoyed every chapter as well as the whole book. It would be interesting to have an update of the book in a few years to appreciate the developments and new results on scan statistics. The present edition of the book is good value for money." --Extremes "...The monograph we are reviewing clearly outlines the high interest and the broad applicability of scan statistics as a tool to analyse the occurence of observed clusters of events in time and space. 'Scan Statistics and Applications' is a comprehensive and fine edited survey that brings together results due to leading authorities in this new area of statistical research and its applications. Each chapter is closed by a rich reference list, which allows the interested reader to go deeper in one topic or another. The technical presentation of the volume is of a high level--a well-established feature of the books edited by Birkhauser Verlag in the SIT Series." --Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I. Cuza" Iasi "Scan statistics have been studied and used for more than fifty years, but the present book tries to make the scattered information on this topic available in a condensed form for the first time... The volume is a valuable source book for all researchers who are interested in the state of the art with respect to theoretical results and applications of scan statistics." --Statistics and Decisions
Series: Statistics for Industry and Technology
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: BIRKHAUSER BOSTON INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.84