Fall 2014 BIOS Seminars

Biostatistic Seminars (BIOS 843) are held on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center (Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium)

Date Name Title
(click for abstract)
Aug. 21 Yingying Fan
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Asymptotic Equivalence of Regularization Methods in Thresholded Parameter Space
Aug. 28 Wenbin Lu
North Carolina State University
On Estimation of Optimal Treatment Regimes for Maximizing t-Year Survival Probability
Sept. 4 Matt Nelson
GlaxoSmithKlineYun Li
UNC – Chapel Hill
Human Genetic Evidence Supports Approved Drug Indications
Development of Statistical Methods and Computational Tools for Modern Genomic and Epigenomic Data
Sept. 11 George Michailidis
University of Michigan
Change-Point Estimation in High Dimensional Markov Random Field Models
Sept. 18 Michael J. Pencina
Duke University
Interpreting incremental value of biomarkers: Is there a universe beyond sensitivity and specificity?
Sept. 25 Wei Pan
University of Minnesota
A powerful and Adaptive Association Test for Rare Variants with Application to Neuroimaging Data
Oct. 2 Mitchell H. Gail
National Cancer Institute
Oct. 9 Sanmi Koyejo
Stanford University
Oct. 16 Fall Break No Seminar
Oct. 23 TBA TBA
Oct. 30 Matthew Stephens
University of Chicago
Nov. 6 Montserrat Fuentes
North Carolina State University
Impact of Climate Change on Mortality in the Southeastern United States
Nov. 13 Timothy D. Johnson
University of Michigan
Nov. 20 Hongzhe Li
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Additional Seminars

Statistics and Operations Research (STOR) Colloquia: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. in 120 Hanes Hall

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

A Conversation with Gary Koch

A Conversation with P.K. Sen

Bernard G. Greenberg Lecture Series (past speakers and lecture slides)

Dr. Marvin Zelen of Harvard University – May 12-13, 2010

Dr. Roderick Little of the University of Michigan – May 12-13, 2011
Dr. Robert John Tibshirani of Stanford University – June 6-7, 2012

Dr. Trevor Hastie of Stanford University – May 8-9, 2013

Dr. Jianqing Fan of Princeton – May 28-29, 2014