Inference on the history of a randomly growing tree

  title={Inference on the history of a randomly growing tree},
  author={Harry Crane and Min Xu},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology)},
  • Harry CraneMin Xu
  • Published 18 May 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology)
The spread of infectious disease in a human community or the proliferation of fake news on social media can be modelled as a randomly growing tree‐shaped graph. The history of the random growth process is often unobserved but contains important information such as the source of the infection. We consider the problem of statistical inference on aspects of the latent history using only a single snapshot of the final tree. Our approach is to apply random labels to the observed unlabelled tree and… 

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