Scientific journal "Nature Methods" publishes UCAM's research titled "Statistics to predict the future"
The scientific journal has promulgated the research carried out by Jorge Lopez Pulga, Psychology professor at UCAM, alongside scientists from USA and Canada, for its application in the fields of health, meteorology and sports.
Professor López Puga's research is centered around the development of Bayesian statistics, also known as the Bayes Theorem (named after its creator, Reverend Bayes, scientist of the 18th century), to predict what could occur in the future by analyzing data and applying it to research, for example "using the statistics of the basketball team members of UCAM Murcia CB to predict what will happen in the last days of the League."
The same thing occurs in the field of health, since by studying pre-determined symptoms it is possible to determine the probability that a person may suffer an illness in the future.
This publication, featured in one of the most important scientific journals in the world ("Nature Methods" with an impact index of 25.9 and which holds a first position among the magazines related to this field), makes evident the quality of research that takes place at UCAM, an area which is continually heightening its potential, both in terms of the availability of the most modern facilities and the high level of human resources that can work in collaboration with researchers from other universities, in the financing of projects, industrial doctorates, etc.
Professor López Puga, born in Alicante and raised in Murcia, has written this article alongside professors from the unievrsities of Pennsylvannia (USA) and Canada, in the journal "Nature Methods", which is currently placing a heavy bet on the publication of articles related to the use of statistical methodology in order to offer researchers a different option when it comes to using the data obtaine dthroughout different studies. It is worth noting that UCAM, through its Laboratory of Statistical Analysis, is working with this methodology in order to guide researchers from this university itself as well as from other institutions.
The article detailing the research carried out by Professor López Pulga can be viewed in the following link: http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v12/n4/full/nmeth.3335.html