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BIDSA Affiliate and Co-author Awarded the Mitchell Prize
| 05/09/2018
BIDSA Affiliate and Co-author Awarded the Mitchell Prize

BIDSA affiliate Daniele Durante and his co-author David B. Dunson received the Mitchell Prize for their paperBayesian Inference and Testing of Group Differences in Brain Networks,” published in Bayesian Analysis, 13(1), 29-58, 2018.

 

In their paper, the authors develop novel Bayesian representations for the probabilistic generative mechanism underlying replicated network data, which allow to identify global and local changes in brain connectivity architectures with human traits, such as creativity and neurological disorders. In allowing the brain networks to be appropriately analyzed as network-valued, their inference methods successfully outperformed available models, thereby enabling substantial improvements in accurately detecting complex group differences, isolating specific aspects of the brain network that vary across groups, and enhancing performance of predictive models.