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Prof. Cantoni's research published in the prestigious "Annals of Applied Statistics"


Prof. Cantoni's research published in a prestigious journal

« A random-effects hurdle model for predicting bycatch of endangered marine species », an article on Professor Eva Cantoni's research is soon to be published in « The Annals of Applied Statistics ». This prestigious journal is published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability.

In this article, Prof. Cantoni, Prof. Flemming of the Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and Prof. Welsh from the Australian National University (Canberra) have devised a new statistical method for predicting bycatches more accurately during commercial fishing expeditions.

In « Swissinfo », Professor Eva Cantoni  explains that the aim was not just to analyse the changes in the number of catches over time but also to study the different seasons and the weather, all the while factoring in the technical conditions. « Agefi » and « Science Daily » expose the methodological aspect challenge. Professor Eva Cantoni states that "no general statistical methodology combining a nested data structure and a large amount of zeros in the observations has existed so far. It was then necessary to fill this gap".

The technique can also be applied to other research fields, including health economics, medicine and educational science.


  • Click here to read the article of Eva Cantoni, Joanna Mills Flemming, and Alan H. Welsh.
  • Click here to read the press release of the University of Geneva.
  • Click here to read the article of Agefi.
  • Click here to read the article of Campus.
  • Click here to read the article of Campus Junior.
  • Click here to read the article of Science Daily.
  • Click here to read the article of Swissinfo.


November 3, 2017
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