Peter Thomson

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A new hidden Markov model (HMM) for the space-time evolution of daily rainfall is developed which models precipitation within hidden regional weather types by censored power-transformed Gaussian distributions. The latter provide flexible and interpretable multivariate models for the mixed discrete-continuous variables that describe both precipitation, when(More)
In this paper we describe experiments which attempt to evolve digital electronic circuits whose purpose is to implement real signals. As a convenience we chose to evolve mathematical functions i.e. the square-root and sine. Real numbers in the range 0.00-0.99 are encoded in binary using four bits per decimal place. The chromosome used is exactly modelled on(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that risk factors for classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) differ by tumor Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) status. This potential etiological heterogeneity is not recognized in current disease classification. METHODS We conducted a genome-wide association study of 1200 cHL patients and 6417 control subjects, with validation(More)
This paper presents a new form of Genetic Programming called Cartesian Genetic Programming in which a program is represented as an indexed graph. The graph is encoded in the form of a linear string of integers. The inputs or terminal set and node outputs are numbered sequentially. The node functions are also separately numbered. The genotype is just a list(More)
Adequate sensor placement plays a key role in such fields as system identification, structural control, damage detection and structural health monitoring of flexible structures. In recent years, interest has increased in the development of methods for determining an arrangement of sensors suitable for characterizing the dynamic behavior of a given(More)
Tobacco and alcohol are major risk factors for upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancer and significant variation is observed in UADT cancer rates across Europe. We have estimated the proportion of UADT cancer burden explained by tobacco and alcohol and how this varies with the incidence rates across Europe, cancer sub-site, gender and age. This should help(More)
We investigated the association between diet and head and neck cancer (HNC) risk using data from the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium. The INHANCE pooled data included 22 case–control studies with 14,520 cases and 22,737 controls. Center-specific quartiles among the controls were used for food groups, and frequencies per(More)