Upper level set scan statistic for detecting arbitrarily shaped hotspots

@article{Patil2004UpperLS,
  title={Upper level set scan statistic for detecting arbitrarily shaped hotspots},
  author={Ganapati P. Patil and C. Taillie},
  journal={Environmental and Ecological Statistics},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={183-197}
}
A declared need is around for geoinformatic surveillance statistical science and software infrastructure for spatial and spatiotemporal hotspot detection. Hotspot means something unusual, anomaly, aberration, outbreak, elevated cluster, critical resource area, etc. The declared need may be for monitoring, etiology, management, or early warning. The responsible factors may be natural, accidental, or intentional. This proof-of-concept paper suggests methods and tools for hotspot detection across… CONTINUE READING