Seminar Archives

AY 2017-18 Statistical Seminars

18 September 2017 
Rui Feng, PhD,
 Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania

 Lecture Title: "Mendelian Randomization Using Multiple Genetic Markers"

16 October 2017 
Brisa Sanchez, PhD,
 Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health University of Michigan

 Lecture Title: "Statistical Models to Assess Association between the Built Environment and Health”

30 October 2017  Charles K. Colver Lectureship Series
Peter Song, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health University of Michigan

 Seminar Title:  "High-dimensional correlated data analysis on the Hadoop platform, with application to an infant memory study via EEG brain imaging"

6 November 2017 
Heping ZhangPhD, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Yale University School of Public Health

 Lecture Title:  "Surrogate Residuals for Generalized Linear Models"

13 November 2017  Charles K. Colver Lectureship SeriesPeter Song,Hulin Wu, PhD,  The Betty Wheless Trotter Professor & ChairDepartment of Biostatistics & Data ScienceSchool of Public HealthProfessor, School of Biomedical InformaticsUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 Seminar Title:  “Two Big Data Research Projects: High-Dimensional Differential Equationand Network Modeling for GEO Genomics and EHR Phenomics Data”

27 November 2017  Charles K. Colver Lectureship Series
Yann LeCun, PhD, Director, Facebook AI Research Silver Professor, New York University

 Seminar Title: “How Could Machines Learn as Efficiently as Animals and Humans?”

AY 2016-17 Statistical Seminars

24 April 2017 - C.V. Starr Lectureship Series
Cynthia Rudin
, PhD, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

 Lecture:  "New Interpretable Machine Learning Methods for Causal Inference

17 April 2017
Roger Peng, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 Seminar:   "Estimating the Health Effects of Air Pollution Mixtures"

10 April 2017 - C.V. Starr Lectureship Series
Susan A. Murphy
, PhD, H.E. Robbins Distringuished University Professor of Statistics and Professor of Psychiatry, Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.  

 Watch Lecture:  "Assessing Moderated Effects of Mobile Health Interventions on Behavior" 

3 April 2017 - C.V. Starr Lectureship Series
John Lafferty, PhD, Louis Block Professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Computer Science, Physical Sciences Division, Univesity of Chicago

 Lecture:  "Superadaptive Optimization (and Inference)" 

27 Febrary 2017 - C.V. Starr Lectureship Series
Daniela Witten, PhD, Associate Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington

 Watch Lecture:  "Statistical Methods for Some Problems in Neuroscience

5 December 2016
Corwin Zigler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 Seminar: "Causal Inference Methods for Evaluating Policies to Reduce Air Pollution from Pow Plants"

7 November 2016
Nancy R. Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 Watch SeminarStatistical Models for Single Cell RNA Sequencing

31 October 2016
Joseph C. Cappelleri PhD, Senior Director of Statistics, Pfizer, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University

 Watch Seminar: "Applying the Rasch Model to Validate and Interpret a Kidney Symptom Index for Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma" 

17 October 2016
Erin E. Gabriel, PhD, Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Seminar: "Augmented Trial Designs for Evaluation of Principal Surrogates"

26 September 2016
Russell (Taki) Shinohara, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 Seminar: "New Insights and Biomarkers from Statistical Analysis of MRI in MS"



AY 2015-16 Statistical Seminars

15 April 2016 - A Data Science Initiative Lectureship co-sponsored with the Brown's Department of Mathematics
Gunnar Carlsson, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, Co-founder, Ayasdi

Watch this Lecture:   "Topology and the Big Data Problem" 

11 April 2016
Sherri Rose, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School 

Seminar: "A Robust Machine-Learning Approach for Variable Importance in Health Spending"

4 April 2016
Daniel Scharfstein, ScD, Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Seminar:  "Inference in Randomized Trials with Death and Missingness

21 March 2016
Qunhua Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

Watch Seminar: "Assessing Effects of Influencing Factors on the Reproducibility of High-Throughput Experiments"

14 March 2016
Raghu Ramakrishnan, PhD, CTO for Data and Technical Fellow in the Cloud & Enterprise Division, Microsoft

Watch this Lecture: Big Data at Microsoft

23 November 2015
Elizabeth Ogburn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University

Watch this Seminar:  "Causal and Statistical Inference with Social Network Data:  Massive challenges and meager progress

2 November 2015
Elizabeth S. Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor
Medical Science and Health Services, Policy and Practice Brown University
Seminar:  "Analyzing Tobacco Use and Family History Documentation in the Electronic Health Record" 

19 October 2015
Byron Wallace, PhD, Assistant Professor
School  of Information University of Texas at Austin 
5 October 2015
Forrest W. Crawford, PhD, Assistant Professor
Yale School of Public Health and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


AY 2014-15 Statistical Seminars

1 December 2014- Starr Lectureship
Lecture: "On the Use of Evidence for Priority-Setting in Global Health”

14 November 2014Starr Lectureship
Dan W. Brock, PhD, Professor of Medical Ethics, Emeritus, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Harvard Medical School 
17 November 2014
Gert van Valkenhoef, PhD, Post Doctoral Researcher University Medical Center Groningen 
10 November 2014
Rob Kass, PhD, Professor - Department of Statistics, Department of Machine Learning and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Carnegie Mellon University

3 November 2014
Starr Lectureship
 R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, FACP, Professor, Department of Population Health New York University School of Medicine

20 October 2014 


6 October 2014Starr Lectureship
David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, The University of Chicago
1 October 2014
 Andrew Gelman, PhD, Professor of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University

29 September 2014Starr Lectureship
Dimitris Bertsimas, PhD, Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

22 September 2014
Min-ge Xie, PhD, Professor, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University

AY 2013 - 14 Statistical Seminars 

May 2, 2014

Timothy D. Johnson, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health


April 21, 2014


April 14, 2014

Lecture:  "Statistical Genetics and Genomics in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges in Research and Training"

April 7, 2014

Listen to this Lecture:  "Teaching Statistics for the Future, the MOOC Revolution and Beyond"

March 31, 2014

Seminar:  "Flexible Covariate Adjustment for Cluster-Randomized Trials"

March 3, 2014

Listen to this Lecture:  "Modeling Cross-Oscillatory Interactions with Applications to Multivariate Brain Signals"

February 24, 2014

Lecture:  "A Flexible Bayesian Approach to Monotone Missing Data in the Longituidinal Studies with Informative Missingness"

January 27, 2014

Listen to this Lecture:  "Multivariate Spatial-temporal Model of Birth Defects and Ambient Air Pollution Risk Assessment"

January 13, 2014

 Listen to this Seminar:  "Is there a Needle in the Haystack? Marginal Screening and Non-Standard Asymptotics"

November 18 2013 

Listen to this Lecture:  "Network Inference from High Dimensional Data"  See entire presentation here.

November 4 2013

Listen to this Seminar:  "Spatial and Adaptive Models for Neuroimaging Data"  See Presentation

28 October 2013:
"Strategies for Using Imperfect Instrumental Variables for Causal Inference"

21 October 2013:
"A Novel Statistical Methods for Quantitative Comparison of Multiple ChIP-seq Datasets"

7 October 2013:

"Weighted Logrank Statistics for Marked Endpoints with Application to the Analysis of Lifetime Medical Cost"

30 September 2013:
"Source-sink Reconstruction Through Regularized Multi-component Regression"


16 September 2013:
"Connecting Markov Random Fields with Geostatistical Models"