Dr Kevin Walters

Position: Lecturer
Home page: http://www.kevinwalters.staff.shef.ac.uk/
Telephone: (0114) 2223720
Office: I22a Hicks building
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MAS370 Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments Information uses MOLE
MAS468 Statistical Computing in R Information  
MAS6002 Statistical Laboratory Information uses MOLE
MAS6012 Sampling, Design, Medical Statistics Information uses MOLE
MAS6024 Statistical Data Science in R Information uses MOLE


Interests: Genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics
Research groups: Mathematical Biology, Statistics


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Dr Walters was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds from 2002 to 2004, and a Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling and Genetic Epidemiology in the University of Sheffield Medical School until joining the Department of Probability and Statistics in 2009.

Research interests:

My research interests are in the application and development of (mostly Bayesian) statistical methods to identify disease-causing DNA variants in population-based studies. I am interested in finding coherent ways of incorporating functional genomic information into priors to aid the detection of these causal variants. I have also recently become interested in developing statistical approaches to determine essential bacterial genes using transposon insertion data (next generation sequencing). One such approach uses modified Hidden-Markov models.