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Bayesian History Matching of Complex Infectious Disease Models Using Emulation: A Tutorial and a Case Study on HIV in Uganda

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Example emulator and implausibility for toy simulator [].

Panel (a) shows an emulator of the toy simulator (black dashed line). The value of is considered unknown apart from six points where the simulator is run and are represented by the black dots in the figure. The blue line is the emulator's posterior mean, and the red lines represent its posterior uncertainty (95% CI). The 3 horizontal lines represent the empirical data (mean value and 95% CI) that we use to history match the simulator. Panel (b) shows the implausibility for the emulator and the empirical data shown in panel (a). The implausibility is large when the emulator's posterior mean is far from the empirical data, relatively to the uncertainties present in the system (observation and code uncertainty in this case). The horizontal green line is an implausibility cut-off, which determines whether an input is implausible or not.

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