Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843) are held on Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Micheal Hooker Research Center)

Watch past Fall 2016 seminars

August 25, 2016
Corwin Zigler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University
Bayesian Methods for Multiple Mediators: Principal Stratification and Causal Mediation Analysis of Power Plant Emission Controls

September 1, 2016
Sudipto Banerjee, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Fielding School of Public Health
The University of California, Los Angeles
Bayesian Modeling and Inference for High-Dimensional Spatial-Temporal Data

September 8, 2016
Lorin Crawford
Department of Statistical Science
Duke University
Bayesian Approximate Kernel Regression with Variable Selection

September 15, 2016
Shili Lin, PhD
Department of Statistics
The Ohio State University
Modeling and Inference for Spatial Chromatin Interactions

September 22, 2016
Xiaotong Shen, PhD
John Black Johnston Distinguished Professor
The School of Statistics
The University of Minnesota
Estimation of a Directed Acyclic Gaussian Graph

September 29, 2016
Ji Zhu, PhD
Professor of Statistics
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Michigan
Estimating Network Edge Probabilities by Neighborhood Smoothing

October 6, 2016
Lu Tian, ScD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science
School of Medicine
Stanford University
Meta Analysis with a Small Number of Studies

October 13, 2016
Sebastian George, PhD
P.K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Biostatistics
St. Thomas College, Palai
Kerala, India
Probability Models for the Analysis of Microarray Gene Expression Data

October 20, 2016
Fall Break
No seminar

October 27, 2016
Bin Nan, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics
School of Public Health
The University of Michigan
Estimating Large Covariance and Precision Matrices
from Temporally Dependent Data

November 3, 2016
Wenbin Lu, PhD
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University
Concordance-Assisted Learning for Estimating Optimal Individualized Treatment Regimes

November 10, 2016
Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD
John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
Associate Chair of Biostatistics
Professor of Epidemiology
The School of Public Health
The University of Michigan
How Small Data Can Leverage Big Data

November 17, 2016
Francesca Dominici, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Senior Associate Dean for Research
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University
Model Averaged Double Robust

December 1, 2016
Marco Carone, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
The University of Washington
Automating Efficient Estimation in
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models

Additional Lectures

History of the UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics (1949-2011)

The UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics has a long and prestigious history! Read about sixty years of excellence in research, training and collaboration. [Book chapter from: Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S., editors Agresti and Meng (2013)]

BIOS milestones

Biostatistics BSPH program turns 35, BiosRhythms, December 2012

Biostatistics 60th Anniversary/Festschrift – October 2009 (event summary and photos)

UNC Department of Biostatistics Turns 60, Amstat News, December 2009