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Spring 2019 Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843)

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium
(0001 Michael Hooker Research Center)

January 10, 2019 Robert Gentleman, PhD V.P. of Computational Biology, Leading Computational Biology and Informatics,at 23andMe Using genetic data to identify potential causal disease genes
January 17, 2019 Xinyi Li, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow at SAMSI Sparse Learning for Image-on-Scalar Regression with Application to Imaging Genetics Studies
January 24, 2019 Andrew Gordon Wilson, PhD Assistant Professor, Cornell University Uncertainty, Loss Valleys, and Generalization in Deep Learning
January 31, 2019 Jonathan Berg, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Genetics at UNC
February 7, 2019 Subhajit Dutta, PhD Visiting Professor in Biostatistics at UNC, and Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
February 14, 2019 Leslie McClure, PhD, MS Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University A Post-Hoc Evaluation of a Sample Size Re-Estimation: The SPS3 Experience
February 28, 2019 Nathan Kallus, PhD Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University and Cornell Tech
March 7, 2019 Chuanhai Liu, PhD Professor of Statistics, Purdue University
March 21. 2019 Nancy Zhang, PhD Professor of Statistics in The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
March 28, 2019 Gang Li, PhD Professor of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
April 4, 2019 Rebecca Betensky, PhD Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
April 11, 2019 Shuangge Ma, PHD Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
April 25, 2019 Tyler VanderWeele, PhD John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Fall 2018 Lectures
August 23, 2018 Hongkai Ji, PhD Professor Dept of Biostatistics Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Global prediction of gene regulatory landscape using gene expression
August 30, 2018 Rina Foygel Barber, PhD Associate Professor Dept of Statistics University of Chicago Permutation tests in the presence of confounders
September 6, 2018 Sheng Zhong, PhD Professor Dept. of Bioengineering University of California at San Diego Rainbow-seq: combining cell lineage tracking with single-cell RNA sequencing in preimplantation embryos
Postponed - will be rescheduled Nancy Zhang, PhD Professor Dept of Statistics University of Pennsylvania Transfer learning and Data Alignment in Single Cell Transcriptomics
September 20, 2018 Faming Liang, PhD Professor Dept. of Statistics Purdue University An Imputation-Consistency Algorithm for Biomedical Complex Data Analysis
September 27. 2018 Dean Eckles, PhD Assistant Professor Dept of Marketing MIT Sloan School of Management Evaluating stochastic seeding strategies in networks
October 4, 2018 Lurdes Inoue, PhD Associate Chair & Professor Dept of Biostatistics University of Washington School of Public Health Bayesian Statistical Modeling of Disease Progression
October 11, 2018 Lee-Jen Wei, PhD Professor Dept of Biostatistics Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health Moving beyond the comfort zone in practicing translational statistics for clinical studies
October 18, 2018 Fall Break
October 25, 2018 Peter X.K. Song, Ph.D. Professor Dept of Biostatistics University of Michigan School of Public Health HASS: Hybrid Algorithm for Subgroup Search via ADMM and EM Algorithms
November 1, 2018 Stefan Wager, PhD Assistant Professor Dept of Operations, Information, and Technology Stanford University School of Business Efficient Policy Learning
November 8, 2018 Nilanjan Chatterjee, PhD Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Dept of Biostatistics Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Leveraging Polygenic Architecture of Complex Traits to Inform Biology, Causality and Prediction
November 15, 2018 Ying Zhang, PhD Professor Dept of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Indiana University Semiparametric Analysis of Longitudinal Data Anchored by Interval-Censored Events
November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving
November 29, 2018 Lei Liu, PhD, Professor Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Testing mediation effect in high-dimensional compositional microbiome data
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

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