Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Science (BS)
Computational & Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Anh T. Ninh
Lawrence M. Leemis
In this paper, we study the Poisson-gamma model for recruitment time in clinical trials. We proved several properties of this model that match our intuitions from a reliability perspective, did simulations on this model, and used different optimization methods to estimate the parameters. Although the behaviors of the optimization methods were unfavorable and unstable, we identified certain conditions and provided potential explanations for this phenomenon and further insights into the Poisson-gamma model.
Liu, Junyan, "Parameter Estimation for Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trials" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 2066.