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Biostatistics Branch Seminar Series

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) hosts an ongoing seminar series. 

2018

Causal inference with high dimensional confounders
Date and Time: Friday, September 28th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Andrea Rotnizky, PhD
Professor of Statistics
Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Principle Investigator
CONICET
Argentina
Adjunct Professor
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston MA

Mutlistate modeling of dependent disease, selection and observation processes in health research
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer:

Richard Cook, PhD
Professor, Canada Research Chair
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Facutly of Mathematics
University of Waterloo

Harnessing genetic interactions to advance whole genome precision cancer treatment
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer:

Eytan Ruppin, MD, PhD
Cheif
Cancer Data Science Lab (CDSL)
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Cost-efficient Analysis of Survival Data under the Proportional Hazards model with Pooled Covariates
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer:

Paramita Chaudhuri, PhD
Cheif
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health
McGill University

Generalized Group Testing: Some Results and Open Problems
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Yaakov Malinovsky, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland

Statistical and Computational Analysis Tools for Massive Genomic Data
Date and Time: Monday, August 6th, 2018
10:00-11:00am
TE408/410
Lecturer:

Xiuwen Zheng, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

CISNET: NCIs Consortium for Population Modeling to Guide Public Health Research and Priorities
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer:

Eric (Rocky) Feuer, PhD
Chief
Statistical Research and Applications Branch
Surveillance Research Program, DCCPS< br/> NCI Project Scientist - CISNET

Statistical methods for testing carryover effects
Date and Time: Friday, June 29th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
4E032/34
Lecturer:

Gwynn Sturdevant, PhD
Professor
Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Shared and Study Specific Dietary Patterns and Their Association with Head and Neck Cancer Risk
Date and Time: Friday, June 15th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer:

Valeria Edefonti, PhD
Professor
Department of Clinical & Community Sciences
Laboratory of Medical Sciences
Milan University

The Latent Scale Covariogram: A Tool for Exploring the Spatial Dependence Structure of Non-Normal Responses
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Samuel D. Oman, PhD
Professor
Department of Statistics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Methods for Identifying Etiologically Distinct Sub-Types of Cancers
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Colin B. Begg, PhD
Chairman
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A Bayesian Nonparametric Approach to Causal Inference on Quantiles
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Mike Daniels, PhD
Professor and Chair
Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chai
Department of Statistics
University of Florida

Evaluating Diagnostic Tests for Clinical Utility in Ruling In or Ruling Out Disease
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Gene Pennello, PhD
Diagnostic Statistics Branch II, Division of Biostatistics
Office of Surveillance and Biometrics
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
US Food and Drug Administration

Expression Recovery in Single Cell RNA Sequencing
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Nancy Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor of Statistics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Analysis of Linear Transformation Models with Covariate Measurement Error and Interval Censoring
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Soutrik Mandal
PhD Student
Texas A&M University

On the construction of unbiased estimators for the group testing problem
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer:

Greg Haber, MS
University of Maryland
Baltimore County

Challenges and Opportunities for Analysis of Massive Data from Genome, Exposome, and Phenome
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Xihong Lin, PhD
Department of Biostatistics and Statistics
Harvard University

Statistical Methods for Studying Disease Etiologic Heterogeneity
Date and Time: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
TE406
Lecturer:

Molin Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School

From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning
Date and Time: Thursday, September 28th, 2017
2:00-3:00pm
3W032/34
Lecturer:

Jennifer Listgarten, PhD
Senior Researcher
Microsoft Reserch Lab

An Imputation-Consistency Algorithm for Biomedical Complex Data Analysis
Date and Time: Friday, August 25th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Faming Liang, PhD
Professor of Statistics
Purdue University

Linking microbiome composition with phenotype: the variable selection problem in microbiome data analysis
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer:

Diego Tomassi, PhD
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica
Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Nested Group Testing Procedures and Generalized GT Problem
Date and Time: Monday, August 7th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
4E032/34
Lecturer:

Yaakov Malinvosky, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Statistical and Computational Approaches for Metagenomics Data Analysis
Date and Time: Monday, July 17th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer:

Fengzhu Sun, PhD
Professor
Molecular and Computational Biology & Mathematics
University of Southern California

Optimal screening schedules for disease progression with applications to diabetic
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
2E032/34
Lecturer:

Ionut Bebu, PhD
The Biostatistics Center
Milken School of Public Health
The George Washington University

What level of cervical screening is appropriate for women vaccinated against HPV? A microsimulation study
Date and Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
3:00-4:00pm
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Rebecca Landy, PhD
Statistician
Centre for Cancer Prevention
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London

Fractional imputation for handling missing data in survey sampling
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Jae-Kwang Kim, PhD
Chief
Professor of Statistics
Iowa State University

Analysis of germline variants in cancer in the Laboratory of Translational Genetics (LTG)
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Michael Dean, PhD
Chief
Laboratory of Translational Genetics
DCEG, NCI, NIH

Regression Analysis of Informatively Interval-censored Failure Time Data
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Tony Jianguo Sun, PhD
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
University of Missouri

Analysis of asynchronous longitudinal data with partially linear models
Date and Time: Friday, April 21, 2017
10:30-11:30am
2W910/912
Lecturer:

Hongyuan Cao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Statistics
University of Missouri

Challenges and Methods in Biomarker Combination for Risk Prediction with Application to a Fetal Growth Study
Date and Time: Monday, April 17th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
TE/406
Lecturer:

Danping Liu, Ph.D.
Investigator
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Methods for evaluating the time-varying prognostic performance of survival models
Date and Time: Monday, April 3rd, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Jason Liang, Ph.D.
Investigator
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases<\br>National Institutes of Health

Bayesian regression for group testing data
Date and Time: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Joshua M. Tebbs, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Statistics
University of South Carolina

Principal Component Analysis for Vector Time Series
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
10:30-11:30am
4W032/34
Lecturer:

Qiwei Yao, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics
London School of Economics

Enhanced statistical models, visualization, and data collection for precision cancer risk prediction
Date and Time: Friday, March, 17th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Donna Ankerst, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics
Technical University of Munich
and
Department of Urology
UT Health, San Antonio

The interplay of somatic copy number aberration, DNA methylation, and gene expression
Date and Time: Thursday, March, 16th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer:

Wei Sun, Ph.D.
Associate Member
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics / Public Health Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
&
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina
Gillings School of Public Health

Concordant integrative analysis of multiple two-sample genome-wide expression data sets
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer: Yinglei Lai, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics
The George Washington University
Big Data Analysis with application to Vaccine-Adverse Event Data
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer: J. Jian-Jian Ren, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics
University of Maryland
College Park
Big Data Integration in Biomedical Studies
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer: Hongtu Zu, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Statistical Methods for Microbiome Data Analysis
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer: Jun Chen, Ph.D.
Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, NY
High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation with Application to Neuroimaging Data
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer: Martin Lindquist, Ph.D.
Professort
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University
Improving the robustness of doubly robust estimators in missing data analysis
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer: Peisong Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professort
Statistics and Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
New Methods for Analyzing Data from 16S rRNA Microbiome Studies
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer: Glen Satten, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professort
School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics
Emory University
Evaluating Biomarkers for Guiding Treatment
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer: Holly Janes, Ph.D.
Associate Member
Vaccine & Infectious Disease / Public Health Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Graduate Faculty, Biostatistics
University of Washington
General regression model for competing risks- and recurrent event cancer data subject to competing terminal events
Date and Time: Monday, May 16th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
5E032/34
Lecturer: Anna Bellach.
PhD Candidate
Department of Public Health, Biostatistics
University of Copenhagen
Biomarker assessment and combination with differential covariate effects and an unknown gold standard
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
10:30-11:30am
6E032/34
Lecturer: Zheyu Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professort
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
A Multivariate Distance Based Test on Microbial Interdependence Non-parametric Test (MINT)
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
10:30-11:30am
7E032/34
Lecturer: Yilong Zhang, MS
PhD Candidate
New York University
Methodological advances in the analysis of genetic data
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
6E032/34
Lecturer: Benjamin Neale, PhD
Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute
Construction, Characterization and Validation of Multiscale Gene Networks in Complex Human Diseases
Date and Time: Friday, February 19th, 2016
6E032/34
Lecturer: Bin Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Ican School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Using Nonlocal Priors for Variable Selection in Generalized Linear Models
Date and Time: Thursday, January 21st, 2016
4E032/34
Lecturer: Ho-Hsiang Wu, MA
PhD Candidate, Statistics
University of Missouri