Workshop in Biostatistics (BIODS/STATS 260)

Applications of statistical techniques to current problems in medical science. To receive credit for one or two units, a student must attend every workshop. To receive two units, in addition to attending every workshop, the student is required to write an acceptable one page summary of two of the workshops, with choices made by the student. (1-2 units a term)


Medical School Office Building (MSOB)
Room x303
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

March 31-May 26, 2016

Date Speaker Title of Talk
(1st Workshop)
Andrew Beck
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Bioinformatics, Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Computational pathology for data-driven cancer diagnostics
(Abstract and suggested reading)
4/7 Daniel Rubin
Associate Professor of Radiology and of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) and, by courtesy, of Ophthalmology

Research discovery and precision practice with unstructured biomedical data
(Abstract and suggested reading)

4/14 Eran Halperin
Associate Professor, Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel-Aviv University
Senior Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Finding hidden signals in whole-genome genetic and epigenetic data
(Abstract and Suggested Reading)
4/21 Emma Pierson
Computer Science Department, Stanford
Statistical methods for single-cell gene expression data
(Abstract and suggested reading)
4/28 Russell A Poldrack
Professor of Psychology, Stanford

Sanmi Koyejo
Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Stanford
Brian reading using fMRI
(Abstract and suggested reading)
5/5 Eric Jorgenson, PhD
Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
A View to Precision Medicine: Findings from the Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health
(Abstract and suggested reading)
5/12 Russ Altman
Professor of Bioengineering, of Genetics, of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) and, by courtesy, of Computer Science
Methods for representing and computing about protein structure pockets
(Abstract and suggested reading)



Emmanuel Mignot
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Director, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Analytics of sleep in large samples
(Abstract and suggested reading)
5/26 Cynthia Dwork
Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research
Differentially private data analysis
(Abstract and suggested reading)
6/2 Mike Baiocchi
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center) and, by courtesy, of Statistics
A framework for making cheap data useful
(Abstract and suggested reading)

Contact Bonnie Chung (650-723-5301) to be on the e-mail list. Suggestions and self-nominations for seminar speakers and topics are welcome.