Two-part joint models for a longitudinal semicontinuous biomarker and a terminal event have been recently introduced based on frequentist estimation. The biomarker distribution is decomposed into a probability of positive value and the expected value among positive values. Shared random effects can represent the association structure between the biomarker and the terminal event.
A book chapter based on the use of INLA for efficient Bayesian modeling of interval-censored survival and reliability data has been published in the book Emerging Topics in Modeling Interval-Censored Survival Data<
Members of the BayesComp group together with collaborators from UCI developed parallelization strategies for the methodology of integrated nested Laplace approximations (INLA). The approach makes use of nested thread-level parallelism, a parallel line search procedure using robust regression in INLA’s optimization phase and the state-of-the-art sparse linear solver PARDISO.
Professors Maria Antónia da Conceição Abrantes Amaral Turkman and
Kamil Feridum Turkman, from the University of Lisbon used the
INLA methodology and specifically SPDE's (using R-INLA), to do the official
risk assessment for forest fire prediction in Portugal for 2018.
Modeling spatial and spatio-temporal continuous processes is an important and challenging problem in spatial statistics. Advanced Spatial Modeling with Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Using R and INLA describes in detail the stochastic partial differential equations (SPDE) approach for modeling continuous spatial processes with a Matérn covariance,