Workshop in Biostatistics (BIODS/STATS 260)

Students who wish to receive two credits need to write an essay summarizing one of the seminars and discussing it critically in the context of the background readings.


Location unless otherwise noted: Medical School Office Building,
Rm x303, 1265 Welch Road, Stanford

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

January 10-- March 14, 2019


Note: Special location in Alway M112

Mengdi Weng
Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University

Statistical State Compression and Primal-Dual Pi Learning



Samiran Ghosh
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Wayne State University

Non-Inferiority Design in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Should We be Bayesian for a While?



Note: Special location in Alway M112

Aaron Newman
Assistant Professor 
Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University

In silico dissection of complex tissues from genomic data




Jeremy Freeman
Director of Computational Biology
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Open and collaborative computational biology



Ying Qing Chen
Affiliate Faculty of Biostatistics
University of Washington

Extraordinary Power of Statistics for a Scientific Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research: Design and Methods for the HPTN 052 Study



Mohsen Bayati
Associate Professior of Operations, Information & Technology
Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Reducing Exploration in Personalized Decision-Making


2/21 Haiyan Huang
Associate Professor 
Departments of Statistics, UC Berkeley

GeneFishing: a method to reconstruct context-specific portraits of biological processes and its application to cholesterol metabolism


2/28 Carolin Coljin
Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University

Trees and infectious disease outbreaks


3/7 Olivier Gevaert
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Stanford University



Note: Special location in Alway M112

Lexin Li
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UC Berkeley

Some Statistical Problems in Brain Functional Connectivity Analysis


If you wish to be added to the email list, contact Katie Kanagawa at For all other program-related questions, contact Elizabeth Sarkissian at or via phone at 650-498-1695. Suggestions and self-nominations for seminar speakers and topics are welcome.