Community Announcements

Serena Yeung receives 2021 Google Research Scholar Award

March 31, 2021. DBDS faculty member Serena Yeung (pictured here) has been chosen to be a recipient of a 2021 Google Research Scholar Award, for her proposal entitled "Artificial Intelligence Analysis of Surgical Technique in the Operating Room." With this project, she aims "to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and resources for automated analysis of surgical video, that can provide feedback on aspects of surgeon technique correlating with patient outcomes."

Wing Hung Wong has received a COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship

March 31, 2021. For his groundbreaking and fundamental contributions to statistical theory and applications, particularly in likelihood inference, Monte Carlo computation, Bayesian statistics,and computational biology, DBDS faculty member Wing Hung Wong (pictured here) has been selected to receive a 2021 COPSS Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship. The Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship (DAAL) is given yearly to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to statistical methods that have had significant impact on scientific investigations. 

Ying Lu Co-Chairing CISD’s Fourth Stat4Onc Virtual Annual Symposium scheduled for May 6-8, 2021

March 30, 2021. Co-hosted by the Center for Innovative Study Design, and co-chaired by DBDS faculty member Ying Lu (pictured here), the Stat4Onc Annual Symposium is a three-day symposium that aims to bring oncologists and statisticians together to share new research, discuss novel ideas, ask questions and provide solutions for cancer clinical trials and research. In the era of big data, precision medicine, and genomics and immune-based oncology, it is crucial to provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogues among clinical and quantitative scientists. An important aspect of Stat4Onc is the participation of researchers in oncology and statistics across academia, industry and regulatory agencies. This event will be held online and you will receive the meeting links via email before the symposium. We recently received the news that this event will be supported by an NCI R13 Conference Grant, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Juan Manuel Zambrano Chaves won Best Technology Paper at 2021 SAR meeting

March 25, 2021. BMI PhD Student and Rubin Lab member, Juan Manuel Zambrano Chaves, won Best Technology Paper at the 2021 Society of Abdominal Radiology meeting with the scientific paper, “Opportunistic Screening for Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Using Abdominopelvic Computed Tomography and Medical Record Data: A Multimodal Explainable Artificial Intelligence Approach.”

James Zou Named 2021 Sloan Fellow

February 16, 2021. Please join us in congratulating DBDS faculty member James Zou, who has been named a 2021 Sloan Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology! The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation describes the winners as “128 early-career scholars [who] represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.”