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Past Seminars

2020-2021 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars are held at 12:15 PM via Zoom

09/14/2020 Registration for wearable device data with application to circadian rhythm chronotype discovery Julia Wrobel, University of Colorado at Denver, Dept. of Biostatistics & Informatics
10/05/2020 Image Analysis Tools for Quantitative Susceptibility Maps in Multiple Sclerosis Lesions Elizabeth Sweeney, Weill Cornell Medicine, Biostatistics Division
10/12/2020 Latent Class Modeling Approaches for Analyzing Chemical Mixtures in Epidemiological Studies Paul Albert, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics Biostatistics Branch
10/19/2020 Statistical Challenges in the era of Large Multi-site Imaging Consortia Haochang Shou, University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics
10/26/2020 Statistical Inference on Shape and Size-Indexes for Counting Processes Yifei Sun, Columbia University, Department of Biostatistics
11/02/2020 Four lighting talks by our MHS students Natalya Kostdandova, Yuehan (Jenny) Zhang, Forrest Jones, and Kyra Grantz
11/09/2020 No Seminar  
11/16/2020 A Bayesian Approach to Restricted Latent Class Models for Scientifically-Structured Clustering of Multivariate Binary Outcomes Zhenke Wu, University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics
11/23/2020 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break  
11/30/2020 Multiple Speakers  Arkajyoti Saha, Bingkai Wang, Siruo Wang

Expanding the Bayesian Structural Equation, Multilevel and Mixture Models to

Logit, Negative-Binomial and Nominal Variables

Tihomir  Asparouhov, MPlus
12/14/2020 The Challenge of Cellwise Outliers Peter Rousseeuw, KU Leuven, Belgium
01/25/2021 Bayesian Wavelet-packet Historical Functional Linear Models Mark Meyer, Georgetown University, Department of Biostatistics
02/01/2021 Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation in the Presence of Cluster-Level Treatment Effect Heterogeneity Walter Dempsey, University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics 
02/08/2021 Possible Hazards of Proportional Hazards Models Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics 
02/15/2021 Statistical Frameworks for Mapping 3D Shape Variation onto Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation Lorin Crawford, Brown University, Department of Biostatistics
02/22/2021 Diversity and Diet: statistical methods to derive exposure patterns in the United States Briana Stephenson, Harvard University, Department of Biostatistics
03/01/2021 Addressing Problems in Global Health with Non-traditional Data and Machine Learning  Elaine Nsoesie, Boston University, Department of Global Health at Boston University
03/08/2021 Straightforward Smoothing Parameter estimation in Non-linear Models and Inferring Incidence and R in the UK Covid-19 Epidemic Simon Wood, University of Endiburgh, School of Mathematics,
03/15/2021 No Seminar - ENAR Conference  
03/22/2021 No Seminar - Spring Break  
03/29/2021 Differentiating through Optimal Transport Marco Cuturi, Google Brain, Paris
04/05/2021 No Seminar  
04/12/2021 Three of our jointly appointed faculty highlight their recent work Debashree Ray, Epidemiology, Sarah Wheelan, SoM, and Frank Curriero, Epidemiology
04/19/2021 Informing Screening Policy for Colorectal Cancer Using Microsimulation Modeling Ann Zauber, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Marginal and multivariate rank-based tests of independence

Dr. Fang Han, University of Washington, Department of Statistics
05/03/2021 The Emergence and Future of Public Health Data Science Dr. Jeff Goldsmith, Columbia University, Department of  Biostatistics 
05/10/2021 Modeling Cancer Etiology and Evolution Dr. Cristian Tomasetti, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Oncology


Past Seminar Schedules

 2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2016-2017

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