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)



M112 Alway Building, Medical Center
(next to the Dean's courtyard - map)
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

January 12, 2017 - March 2, 2017

Date Speaker Title of Talk

(1st Workshop)

Juhee Lee
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
University of California, Santa Cruz

Joint Bayesian Semiparametric Regression Analysis of Recurrent Adverse Events and Survival
(Abstract and suggested readings)
1/19 Angela Brooks
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
Faculty of the UCSC Genomics Institute
University of California, Santa Cruz
High-throughput and full-length characterization of transcript isoforms and their function
(Abstract and suggested readings)
John Marshall
Assistant Professor in Residence, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Parameter estimation in infectious disease epidemiology: Do you have any better ideas?
(Abstract and suggested readings)

Saurabh Gombar, Allison Jeanne Zemek, Dept of Pathology, Stanford
Leying Guan, Xiaoying Tian, Dept of Statistics, Stanford

Joint work with:
Tho Pham, Dept of Pathology, Stanford; Stanford Blood Center
Rob Tibshirani, Depts of Biomedical Data Science and Statistics, Stanford

How many units of blood will the Stanford Hopsital need tomorrow?
(Abstract and suggested readings)
Mark Cullen
Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), of Biomedical Data Science, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology) and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
It's the Data, Stupid
(Abstract and suggested readings)
James Yang Zou
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering, Stanford
The geometry of gender stereotype in word embeddings
(Abstract and suggested readings)
Oana Ursu
Graduate student (5th year)
Department of Genetics, Stanford
A graph framework for multi-scale reproducibility and differential analysis of 3D chromatin contact maps
(Abstract and suggested readings)
Moses Charikar
Professor of Computer Science, Stanford
High dimensional Nearest Neighbor Search via Locality Sensitive Hashing
(Abstract and suggested readings)
Ron Dror
Associate Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Structural Biology, Stanford
Predicting how drugs bind to their targets
(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.