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.


Medical School Office Building (MSOB)
Rm x303, 1265 Welch Road, Stanford

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

January 11 -  March 15, 2018

Date Speaker Title of Talk


Stefan Wager
Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
Graduate School of Business and, by courtesy, of Statistics, Stanford

Matching, Balancing, and Inverse-Propensity Weighting

(Abstract and suggested readings)


Nima Aghaeepour
Faculty Member
Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford

A Multiomics Clock of Human Pregnancy

(Abstract and suggested readings)


Special Seminar with Roy Lederman
Postdoctoral Scholar
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton 

Note special time and place, 4:00-4:50pm in Paul Allen Building, Rm 101X

Inverse problems and unsupervised learning with applications to cryo-electron microscopy


2/1 No Workshop




Tim Althoff
Ph.D. Candidate
Computer Science, Stanford 

Leveraging digital activity traces for human well-being


Jason Xu
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Enabling likelihood-based inference for complex and dependent biomedical data


Xinran Li
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Statistics, Harvard University

Randomization Inference for Peer Effects



Special Seminar with Serena Yeung
Ph.D. Candidate
Stanford Vision Lab

Note special time and place, 11:00am in MSOB 303

Towards Ambient Intelligence in AI-Assisted Hospitals


Fernando Perez
Assistant Professor in Statistics, UC Berkeley
Faculty Scientist, Department of Data Science and Technology,
Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory

Open science and reproducible research on Jupyter

(Abstract and suggested readings)

Nilah Monnier Ioannidis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Data Sciences
Research Engineer, Biomedical Data Science-Administration, Stanford

Methods for interpreting genetic variation of unknown significance

(Abstract and suggested readings)

Summer S Han
Assistant Professor (Research) of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (BMIR), Stanford
3/22 No Workshop

End-Quarter Exam

Contact Tamica Garner to be on the e-mail list. Suggestions and self-nominations for seminar speakers and topics are welcome.