Modeling Processes from Probabilities

  • James H. Matis
  • Thomas R. Kiffe
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 537)


John A. Jacquez passed away in October 1999 after a very distinguished career in biomedical modeling. Among his most influential accomplishments is the book Compartmental Analysis in Biology and Medicine, first published in 1972 and as the third edition in 1996. Others will no doubt give comprehensive reviews of his many lifetime achievements. The objective of this paper is to show how his work lays a strong foundation for the present topic, namely modeling processes from probabilities. We recognize that this topic is only a small part of his book, and we leave it to others to point out the richness of his work in additional areas of great importance in biomedical modeling.


Transit Time Hazard Rate Compartmental Model Mean Residence Time Transfer Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Matis
    • 2
  • Thomas R. Kiffe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station

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