Kokouvi Gamado

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Senior Research Scientist

Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3FD, Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4902

Kokouvi Gamado

Research Interests

Inference for stochastic models including likelihood-based and likelihood-free methods(MCMC, RJMCMC, ABC, Particle MCMC...), modelling disease spread and control, incorporation of reporting processes in epidemic models, consideration of uncertainty in the detection of farm diseases, model assessment and selection


I studied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Lomé where I graduated in 2006 with a Master degree. After some teaching experience, I had the privilege to be accepted for postgraduate studies at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cape Town. I studied many different branches related to Mathematical Sciences, through intensive courses, and worked on a project on Financial risk measures.

I then joined the department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt University for my PhD between 2008 and 2012. My research was focused on Stochastic models for epidemics with an emphasis on the effect of under-reporting in inference.

I then developed a deep interest on inference methods for stochastic processes and my research here at BioSS is to undertake methodological research in collaboration with other scientists for the development and application of novel methods for model selection and parameter estimation in stochastic process models.

I am a member of EPIC, the Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks.

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