Five College Statistics Program

International Year of Statistics

Public Lecture

 

Mark Hansen,

Director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown

Institute for Media Innovation

Columbia School of Journalism

Information Performance

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

7:00 PM

Ford Hall Room 240, Smith College

Northampton, MA

In addition Special Guest Ron Wasserstein (Executive Director of the American Statistical Association) will also be in attendance and will speak briefly at the start of the event about the International Year of Statistics.

The talk will be preceded by a reception with some cookies and coffee in the Ford Hall Atrium (by the Green Street Entrance) from 6:15-7:00pm. All are welcome to the reception and talk.

More info about Mark:

“Data processing is seeping into almost every academic discipline on campus,” said Hansen, who is director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia. “Their presence is thought to guarantee transparency, their absence is seen as suspicious, and restrictions on their movement appear to be temporary, at best.”

Hansen works with data in an essentially journalistic practice, crafting stories through algorithm, computation and visualization. He joined Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012, after a decade of shuttling between the west and east coasts.

In Los Angeles, he held appointments in the Department of Statistics, the Department of Design Media Arts and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. http://www.stat.ucla.edu/~cocteau/ There he was a leader in establishing the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center devoted to the study of sensor networks. While in New York, Hansen was a long-standing visiting researcher at the New York Times R&D Lab and a consultant with HBO Sports.

In addition to his technical work, Hansen also has an active art practice involving the presentation of data for the public. His work with Ben Rubin at EAR Studio has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the London Science Museum, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, and the lobby of the New York Times building (permanent display) in Manhattan. Hansen holds a PhD and MA in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Applied Math from the University of California, Davis.

The visit by Mark Hansen is sponsored by the Five College Statistics Program, and co-sponsored by the Smith College Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association and Athenahealth.

 

 

Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

February 25-March 1, 2013

 

Monday February 25, 2013

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Correlated and High-Dimensional Data Seminar

Runze Li, Ph.D. Professor of Statistics and of Public Health Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

"Feature Screening for Ultrahigh Dimensional Data"HSPH2, Room 426, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Contact Organizers: Drs. Jennifer Sinnott and Tamar Sofer at jsinnott@hsph.harvard.edu or tsofer@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/chddata.html

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Kun Chen, Kansas State University.

Source-sink Reconstruction through Regularized Multi-component Regression

AUST 110, Philip E. Austin Building (formerly the CLAS Building) 215 Glenbrook Rd. Storrs Connecticut

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1360078552

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Peng Wang University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Modeling TV Rating by Channel Switching in the Set-Top-Box

Refreshments at 3:45

LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA

Abstract and Info:

https://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2013-02-25&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634



4:15 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics

Matthew Reimherr, University of Chicago

Association Studies with Functional Phenotypes

Science Center Rm. 705, 1 Oxford StreetCambridge, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Reimherr13.pdf


6:30 PM

INFORMS Boston Chapter Event,

László Barabási, Ph.D., Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Complex Networks: From the structure of the WWW to cellular organization

Abstract:

Systems as diverse as the world wide web, Internet or the cell are described by highly interconnected networks with amazingly complex topology. These networks are the result of self-organizing processes governed by simple but generic laws, resulting in architectural features that makes various real networks much more similar to each other than one would expect by chance. I will discuss the order characterizing our interconnected world and its implications from network robustness to network control.

Location:The Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR) and Barabasi Lab: 110 Forsyth St., Boston, MA 02115 (on GPS key in 108 Forsyth) Bldg. #57 on 5th Floor


Parking: Renaissance Garage #62 . 35 Columbus Ave., 
Boston, MA 02120

Tuesday February 26, 2013



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Neurostatistics Working Group Seminar

Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, M.D.Clinical Fellow in Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

"Men with Multiple Malignancies: Does it portend a poor outcome in prostate cancer patients?"

HSPH2, Room 426, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Contact Coordinators: Dr. Rebecca Betensky and Dr. Josephine Asafu-Adjei at betensky@hsph.harvard.edu or jasafuad@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/neuro_stat.html

3:30 PM

The Harvard CATALYST Biostatistics Seminar Series

Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS-BIDMC; Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, HSPH

Elissa H. Wilker, ScD, Research Associate in the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program, HSPH; Instructor in Medicine, HMS-BIDMC

Oliver Hofmann, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, HSPH

Lessons Learned in a Multi-tissue Genomewide Methylation Pilot Study

Reception 5:00-5:30pm

Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kirstein Living Room 330 Brookline Ave Boston, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/biostatsseminar/

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Long Qu, Iowa State University.

A Hierarchical Semiparametric Model for Incorporating Intergene Information for Analysis of Genomic Data

AUST 344, Philip E. Austin Building (formerly the CLAS Building) 215 Glenbrook Rd. Storrs Connecticut

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1360073557

4:15 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics

Anirban Bhattacharya, Duke University

Bayesian Shrinkage

Science Center Rm. 705, 1 Oxford StreetCambridge, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Bhattacharya13.pdf

Thursday, February 28, 2013



Friday, March 1, 2013

1:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Amherst

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Joint BIO/EPI Seminar Series

Matt Osborne and Will Lapsley , Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

"The Practice of Epidemiology: Working for a State Health Department and How You Can Become an Intern."

Campus Center, Room 163C, North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/news-events/events-calendar/joint-bioepi-seminar-series

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Yuping Zhang, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Principal Trend Analysis with Application to Time-course Genomic Data

AUST 110, Philip E. Austin Building (formerly the CLAS Building) 215 Glenbrook Rd. Storrs Connecticut

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1360680580

Upcoming Conferences and workshops:

Connecticut Chapter 2013 Mini-Conference

Event Dates: Wednesday March 27 - Wednesday March 27

City: Wallingford State: Connecticut Country: USA

Event Type: Workshops & Seminars

ASA Sponsored: No

Speakers: Dr. Tom Trikalinos, Brown University; Dr. Neal Thomas, Pfizer Inc.; Dr. Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut; Dr. Jose Pinheiro, J&J Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Joan Buenconsejo, FDA

For more info click here: www.amstat.org/chapters/Connecticut/home/MiniConference/miniconf_index_2012.htm

Submitter: Dan Meyer

Phone: 860-441-5094

Email: daniel.meyer@pfizer.com

Contact: Dan Meyer

Phone: 860-441-5094

Email: daniel.meyer@pfizer.com

 

Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

February 11-February 15, 2013


Monday, February 11th, 2013

1:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts, Boston

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Gerontology Speaker Series



Arlene Ash, PhD, Professor and Division Chief, Biostatistics and Health Services Research, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

“Caveat Emptor: What You Should Know about Hospital Rating Systems”

Gerontology classroom (Wheatley Hall, 3rdFloor, Room 125). The University of Massachusetts, Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics


Monday February 11, 2013

4:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Andrew Bray UCLA

Tectonics and Tessellations: residuals for spatial point processes

Refreshments at 3:45

LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA

Abstract and Info:

https://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2013-02-11&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634



4:15 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics

Fabrizia Mealli, Università di Firenze

Using Secondary Outcomes and Covariates to Sharpen Inference in Randomized Experiments with Noncompliance

Science Center Rm. 705, 1 Oxford StreetCambridge, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Mealli13.pdf

Tuesday February 12, 2013

4:00 PM

Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Seminar

Cristina Gorrostieta - UC Irvine

Modeling dependence in multivariate time series

MCS 148

111 Cummington Mall Boston, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.bu.edu/stat/calendar/?eid=134736



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

12:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Medical School

The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and

Department of Quantitative Health Science Special Seminar

Naomi Robbins, PhD, Columbia University

"How to Avoid Some Common Graphical Mistakes"

S1-342 Faculty Conference Room, Medical School, University Campus

Contact's Email: wanda.depasquale@umassmed.edu

Info: http://www.umassmed.edu/ccts

3:30 PM

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Computational Biology Seminar Series

John Quackenbush, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology & Cancer Biology; Director, Center for Cancer Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stochastic Processes, Network Modeling, and the Challenges of Genomic Research

Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Smith 822, 450 Brookline Avenue Boston MA

 

4:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Bailey Fosdick, University of Washington

Modeling Heterogeneity within Multiway Array Data

Refreshments at 3:45

LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA

Abstract and Info:

https://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2013-02-13&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Colloquium of the Harvard Program in Brain Health

Christopher Barr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

"Stand Your Ground Laws and Justifiable Homicide Rates"

Kresge 110, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Contact: Elise Robinson at erobinso@hsph.harvard .edu to arrange access

Thursday, February 14, 2013

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar

Haesook Kim, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

"Competing Risks Data Analysis: Past and Present"

HSPH2, Room 426, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Contact Organizer: Danielle Braun at dbraun@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/cancer.html

Friday February 15, 2013

1:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Amherst

School of Public Health and Health Sciences Joint BIO/EPI Seminar Series

Krista Gile, Phd, MS, Assistant Professor Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, UMass http://www.math.umass.edu/~gile/

Location: Campus Center Room 904-08, North Pleasant Street Amherst MA

Refreshments will be served.

 

 


Friday, February 15, 2013

4:15 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics

Gourab Mukherjee, Stanford University

Minimax Estimation of High-Dimensional Predictive Densities

Science Center Rm. 705, 1 Oxford StreetCambridge, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Mukherjee13.pdf

Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics February 11-15, 2013



 

January 21-January 25, 2013



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Chris Parks, Yuchen Fama, Brien Aronov, Weimiao Guo, Travelers Insurance.

An Overview of Analytic Function at Travelers Insurance - Applying Science to Drive Business ROI

AUST 344 ,Philip E. Austin Building (formerly the CLAS Building) University of Connecticut 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120 Storrs, CT

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1357750182



Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

 

 

December 3-December 7, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

4:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics and Probability Seminar

Nicholas Horton, Smith College

Adjusting for Nonresponse in the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey

Refreshments at 3:45

LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2012-12-03&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Program in Quantitative Genomics Seminar

Paz Polak, The Broad Institute, BWH/HMS, Sunyaev Lab

Revealing the factors that shape the regional mutation rates in melanoma

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

a pizza lunch will be provided

Working Group Organizer: Hugues Aschard at haschard@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pqg/events/working-group-series.html

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut..

Aggregated versus Individual Data Meta-Analysis: Statistical Approaches

CLAS 105, Austin BuildingUniversity of Connecticut 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120 Storrs, CT

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1346335478

Thursday, December 6, 2012

4:00 PM

Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics Seminar

Erhan Bayraktar - Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan

Quickest Search over Brownian Channels

MCS 148, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

Tea served from 3:7-4:00pm, Room MCS 144

Abstract and Info:

http://www.bu.edu/stat/calendar/?eid=133176

Friday, December 7, 2012

3:30 PM

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Computational Biology Special Seminar

Christopher Mason, PhD,Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Institute for Computational Biomedicine

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

 

Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

November 19-November 30, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

4:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics and Probability Seminar

Miles Q. Ott

Brown University

Bayesian Social Network Calibration with Application To Alcohol Use

Refreshments at 3:45

LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Abstract and Info:

http://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2012-11-19&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

12:00 PM

 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and the Quantitative Methods Core Seminar Series

Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE

Pharmacoepidemiologic Approaches to Evaluate Outcomes of Medication Discontinuation

ACC Bldg , Belmont Hill Conference Room, AC7-211, The University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA

Please contact Paula Nims at Paula.Nims@umassmed.edu to arrange access.

Abstract and Info:

http://umassmed.edu/qhs/3rdtuesday.aspx

 



HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 26, 2012

4:00 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics Colloquium

Scotland Leman, Virginia Tech

Bayesian Visual Analytics

RM. 309 Science Center , 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

RECEPTION: 5:15 PM — SCIENCE CENTER, 7TH FLOOR

Abstract:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Leman13.pdf

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Program in Quantitative Genomics Working Group Seminar

Sara Lindstrom, Research Scientist, Department of Epidemiology

Deep targeted sequencing of 12 breast cancer loci in 4,700 women across four different ethnicities

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

a pizza lunch will be provided

Contact Working Group Organizer: Hugues Aschard at haschard@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pqg/events/working-group-series.html

4:00 PM

The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Harrison Zhou, Department of Statistics, Yale University.

High-Dimensional Covariance Structure Estimation

CLAS 105, Austin BuildingUniversity of Connecticut 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120 Storrs, CT

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1346335574

Thursday, November 29, 2012



12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar

Mary Beth Landrum, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

"Use of Geographic Variation to Infer Treatment Effectiveness: A Cautionary Tale"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Organizer: Danielle Braun at dbraun@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/cancer.html

4:00 PM

Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics Seminar

Clayton Scott - University of Michigan

Classification with Asymmetric Label Noise.

MCS 148, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA

Tea served from 3:30-4:00pm, Room MCS 144

Abstract and Info:

http://www.bu.edu/stat/calendar/?eid=132726

Friday, November 30, 2012

1:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Joint Biostatistics and Epidemiology Seminar Series

Edward J. Stanek III, PhD, Chair of the Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Problems with Inference Using Statistics: The Frequentist (Sampling) and Bayesian Approaches or The Problem with Reality

Campus Center Room 163C, University of Massachusetts Amherst, North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA
Abstract and Info:

http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/TheJointBIOEPISeminarSeries.htm


Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics November 12-November 16, 2012


Monday, November 12, 2012

4:00 PM


Harvard University Department of Statistics Colloquium Anima Anandkumar, University of California Irvine Latent Variable Modeling: Tensor and Graphical Approaches RM. 309 Science Center , 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

RECEPTION: 5:15 PM — SCIENCE CENTER, 7TH FLOOR

Abstract:

hhttp://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Anandkumar13.pdf


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Program in Quantitative Genomics Seminar Peter Laird Director, USC Epigenome Center Professor of Surgery Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Keck School of Medicine USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Exploring the Cancer Methylome KRESGE G2, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pqg/events/PQG-seminar.html

a pizza lunch will be provided


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

12:30 PM


Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Neurostatistics Working Group Seminar Max Little, Ph.D. Wellcome Trust/MIT Fellow, MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group TED Fellow Senior Research Associate, Oxford University Systems Group "Quantifying Movement Disorder Symptoms by Voice"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Coordinators: Dr. Rebecca Betensky and Dr. Josephine Asafu-Adjei at betensky@hsph.harvard.edu<mailto:betensky@hsph.harvard.edu> or jasafuad@hsph.harvard.edu<mailto:jasafuad@hsph.harvard.edu> to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/neuro_stat.html


3:30 PM

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Computational Biology Seminar Series:

Andy Feinberg, MD Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Oncology, and Biostatistics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Cancer as a Single Disorder of Unregulated Epigenetic Noise Jimmy Fund Auditorium,Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Smith 822 450 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA Contact cccb@jimmy.harvard.edu or Phone: +1-617-582-9083 for access or info

4:00 PM


The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium Probability Computation Based On Coalescent Theory For Evolutionary Genomics Problems Yufeng Wu, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut.

CLAS 105, Philip E. Austin Building (formerly the CLAS Building)University of Connecticut 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120 Storrs, CT Abstract and Info:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1352165177


Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Colloquium of the Harvard Program in Brain Health

Stefan Walter, Ph.D. Research Fellow, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

"Overweight and Obesity: Risk Factors for Anxiety and Depression? Evidence from Genetic Instrumental Variable Analyses"

FXB G12, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact: Elise Robinson at erobinso@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access



Thursday, November15 , 2012


Friday, November 16, 2012


12:30 PM

 

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Environmental Statistics Seminar

Kyu Ha Lee, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Department of Biostatistcs, Harvard School of Public Health

"Bayesian Semiparametric Analysis of Semi-competing Risks Data: Estimating Readmission Rates among Pancreatic Cancer Patients"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Coordinators: Dr. Kyu Ha Lee and Dr. Francesca Dominici at klee@hsph.harvard.edu or fdominic@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access

Abstract and Info:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/env_stat.html





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VIRTUAL ANALYTICS SYMPOSIUM

Is there an overuse of computed tomography scanning of patients in US hospitals?



Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: Reception: 3:15 pm; Talk: 4:00 pm


Welcoming remarks by: Mingfei Li, Bentley University

 

A review of the evidence by mining the Medicare claims database

Radiologists claim that performing two or more CT (Computed Tomography) scans in succession is rarely necessary, yet the practice of multiple CT scanning of patients during the same visit has continued in recent years. This talk discusses how to use the Medicare claims database to review the evidence and identify factors that contribute to this practice. The results corroborate with previous policy studies in concluding that hospitals can and should do more to modify physician behavior by implementing new protocols and to monitor the administration of multiple CT scans. The results also warrant a potential investigation of similar European databases.



Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: Reception: 3:15 pm; Talk: 4:00 pm

Location: SMITH 122: http://about.bentley.edu/directions

or on-line: http://atcweb.bentley.edu/conferences/virtualanalytics/?page_id=57

RSVP: dhaughton@bentley.edu


Speaker bios:


Fotios Kokkotos, Ph.D., PStat®

Partner – Head of Advanced Analytics, Trinity Partners



Dr. Fotios Kokkotos is an accredited professional statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association with 20 years of experience in statistical consulting. Dr. Kokkotos specializes in the analysis of massive and complex health care datasets using sophisticated statistical techniques. Dr. Kokkotos has a wide range of experience in many areas of statistics, including but not limited to modeling patient health outcomes, sampling theory, survey designs, statistical modeling and forecasting, statistical computing, categorical data analysis, nonparametric statistics, stochastic processes, time series and mathematical finance. His current research interests are the application of statistics, data mining and statistical computing in efficiently exploring and integrating very large databases under the constraints of shared distributed memory and concurrent programming algorithms. Dr. Kokkotos has been the author and reviewer of numerous articles and poster presentations in many scientific journals and conferences.

Prior to joining Trinity Partners, Dr. Kokkotos held the position of senior statistician at the global statistics practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he provided statistical support to clients from various industry sectors that included life sciences, financial services, telecommunications and consumer products. Dr. Kokkotos has also been an adjunct faculty member of statistics at the American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kokkotos is a long time member of the American Statistical Association, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Dr. Kokkotos obtained a doctorate degree in mathematical statistics from The American University.



Grace Xuan Dong

Associate Statistician, Trinity Partners



Grace Xuan Dong is an Associate Statistician at Trinity Partners, a leading life sciences consulting firm that provides strategic and tactical insights to clients worldwide. As a statistician, she is responsible for providing consulting and strategic support to clients by offering market sizing, market research, and data analysis using statistical techniques. Prior to joining Trinity, Grace worked as a consultant at Boehringer Ingelheim. Grace holds a master's degree in Applied Statistics from Cornell University.



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2012 PQG Conference - Sequencing and Complex Traits: beyond 1000 Genomes



Event Dates: Thursday November 15 - Friday November 16

City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA

Event Type: Meeting

ASA Sponsored: No

The Program in Quantitative Genomics at HSPH will hold it's 6th annual conference. The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts. Two abstracts for each of the three topics will be selected for Stellar Abstract Awards and presented as 15-minute platform talks. Each of these speakers will receive an award of up to $500 for travel assistance or other conference expenses.



For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/pqg-conference-2012<http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/pqg-conference-2012>

Contact: Shaina Andelman

Phone: 617-432-7449

Fax: 617-432-5619

Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu<mailto:sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu>



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Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

October 22-26, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

4:00 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics Colloquium

Guido Sanguinetti, University of Edinburgh

Hybrid stochastic models in systems biology: inferring the structure of a circadian oscillator

RM. 309 Science Center , 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

RECEPTION: 5:15 PM — SCIENCE CENTER, 7TH FLOOR

Abstract:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Sanguinetti13.pdf

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

4:00 PM


The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics Colloquium

Dean Follmann, Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Estimating the burden of pertussis in Mexican adolescents from paired serological data using a bivariate mixture model

CLAS 105 Philip E. Austin Building, (formerly the CLAS Building), University of Connecticut, 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120, Storrs, CT

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326

Abstract:

http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1346335307

Thursday, October 25, 2012

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar

Lurdes Inoue, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

"Modeling Grade Progression in Prostate Cancer"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Organizer: Danielle Braun at dbraun@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access.

Abstract:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/cancer.html

4:00 PM

Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics Seminar

Philippe Rigollet - Princeton University

Deviation optimal model selection using greedy algorithms.

MCS148 , Boston University, 111 Cummington Mall ,Boston, MA

Abstract:

http://www.bu.edu/stat/calendar/?eid=130844

Friday, October 26, 2012

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Environmental Statistics Seminar

Corwin Zigler, Ph.D., Research Associate, Department of Biostatistcs, Harvard School of Public Health

"Bayesian Variable Selection and Model Averaging for Propensity Score Estimation"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Coordinators: Dr. Kyu Ha Lee and Dr. Francesca Dominici at klee@hsph.harvard.edu or fdominic@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access.

Abstract:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/env_stat.html

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1st Annual Lagakos Alumni Award


Event Dates: Friday October 28 - Friday October 28



City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA



Event Type: Workshops & Seminars

 

ASA Sponsored: No



The Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award has been established in memory of Dr. Stephen Lagakos, a faculty member and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 2009.

Professor Lagakos was a leader in the Department, the School of Public Health, and more broadly, in the international community of quantitative biomedical researchers. Steve's qualities of commitment, passion, intellectual brilliance, and personal generosity had a direct personal impact on our lives; and his contributions to biostatistics and to AIDS research were fundamental.

This award serves to honor Steve's distinguished career, and to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.

The award recipient will be invited to HSPH to deliver a lecture on their career and life beyond the Department. The inaugural award will be presented in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health's kickoff of the 2012 Alumni Weekend. The lecture will be given at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2012.

Nominations for the 2012 award will be accepted until April 20, 2012.



For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/departments/biostatistics/announcements/the-lagakos-distinguished-alumni-award-established.html



Submitter: Shaina Andelman
Phone: 617-432-7449
Fax: 617-432-5619
Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



Contact: Shaina Andelman
Phone: 617-432-7449
Fax: 617-432-5619
Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



     
     

2012 PQG Conference - Sequencing and Complex Traits: beyond 1000 Genomes

Event Dates: Thursday November 15 - Friday November 16

City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA

Event Type: Meeting

ASA Sponsored: No

The Program in Quantitative Genomics at HSPH will hold it's 6th annual conference. The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts. Two abstracts for each of the three topics will be selected for Stellar Abstract Awards and presented as 15-minute platform talks. Each of these speakers will receive an award of up to $500 for travel assistance or other conference expenses.


For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/pqg-conference-2012

Contact: Shaina Andelman

Phone: 617-432-7449

Fax: 617-432-5619

Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

October 15-17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

4:00 PM

Harvard University Department of Statistics Colloquium

Stephen Fienberg, Carnegie Mellon University

On the Causes of Effects

RM. 309 Science Center , 1 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

RECEPTION: 5:15 PM — SCIENCE CENTER, 7TH FLOOR

Abstract:

http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Fienberg13.pdf

jointly with GSAS Society for Law and Statistics)

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

12:00 PM

The University of Massachusetts Medical School

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Quantitative Methods Core Methods Seminar

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School

& Deepak Ganesan, PhD , Associate Professor of Computer Science, UMass Amherst

“mHealth-based Behavioral Sensing and Interventions”

ACC Building-Hancock Hill Conference Room AC7-050, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA

Lunch will be provided, RSVP to Paula.Nims@umassmed.edu by Monday, October 15, 2012.

This presentation will review mHealth and sensing research and methodologies at the UMass Amherst and UMass Medical School campuses. We will discuss ongoing research in mobile and on-body sensing to obtain physiological data in the field, and to design a toolkit for processing such data to derive high quality features, deal with data quality issues (e.g. loose sensors, missing data), and leverage diverse sensor modalities to improve inference quality. To demonstrate the methodologies, we will discuss a recently funded pilot project in which mobile and sensing technology will be used to assess and predict physiological and environmental factors that impact eating behavior. Once eating behavior is predictable with accuracy, interventions will be delivered via technology at the precise moments when individuals are the most likely to overeat. The purpose of this research is to improve the impact of behavioral weight loss interventions.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

4:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Mathematics and Statistics and The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics

Joint Statistics and Probability Colloquium

Sangwook Kang, University of Connecticut

Group variable selection in cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation data for veterinary patients

Refreshments at 3:30 in LGRT 1528, pizza at 5:15 in LGRT 1528

LGRC A301, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, UMass Amherst, North Pleasant St, Amherst MA

Abstract:

http://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Statistics%20and%20Probability%20Seminar&date=2012-10-17&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRC%20A301

Thursday, October 18, 2012

12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

HIV Working Group Seminar

Brian Claggett, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health

"Personalized Medicine For HIV patients Initiating Therapy"

HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Coordinator: Brian Sharkey at bsharkey@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access.

Abstract:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/hiv.html

3:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics/Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Center for Cancer Computational Biology Seminar Series

Stanley Pounds, PhD, Associate Member and Director, Division of Biostatistics for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Empirical Bayesian Selection of the Best Method for Each of Many Statistical Tests

Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Smith 822, 450 Brookline Avenue Boston MA

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UPCOMING Workshops, Conferences Etc:

WCBF's Using Lean Six Sigma to Prevent Avoidable Readmissions


Event Dates: Wednesday October 19 - Friday October 21



City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA



Event Type: Workshops & Seminars

 

ASA Sponsored: No



Avoidable readmissions cost Medicare, the federal health plan for the elderly and disabled, an estimated $17 billion per year. One of the largest areas against which hospitals are being measured is preventing avoidable readmissions. Hear how Lean, Six Sigma and other process improvement technologies can be deployed to prevent avoidable readmissions.



For more info click here: www.wcbf.com/quality/5112/


  

Contact: Selina Mirpuri
Phone: +1-800-959-6549
Email: selina.mirpuri@wcbf.com



1st Annual Lagakos Alumni Award


Event Dates: Friday October 28 - Friday October 28



City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA



Event Type: Workshops & Seminars

 

ASA Sponsored: No



The Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award has been established in memory of Dr. Stephen Lagakos, a faculty member and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 2009.

Professor Lagakos was a leader in the Department, the School of Public Health, and more broadly, in the international community of quantitative biomedical researchers. Steve's qualities of commitment, passion, intellectual brilliance, and personal generosity had a direct personal impact on our lives; and his contributions to biostatistics and to AIDS research were fundamental.

This award serves to honor Steve's distinguished career, and to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.

The award recipient will be invited to HSPH to deliver a lecture on their career and life beyond the Department. The inaugural award will be presented in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health's kickoff of the 2012 Alumni Weekend. The lecture will be given at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2012.

Nominations for the 2012 award will be accepted until April 20, 2012.



For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/departments/biostatistics/announcements/the-lagakos-distinguished-alumni-award-established.html



Submitter: Shaina Andelman
Phone: 617-432-7449
Fax: 617-432-5619
Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



Contact: Shaina Andelman
Phone: 617-432-7449
Fax: 617-432-5619
Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



     

2012 PQG Conference - Sequencing and Complex Traits: beyond 1000 Genomes

Event Dates: Thursday November 15 - Friday November 16

City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA

Event Type: Meeting

ASA Sponsored: No

The Program in Quantitative Genomics at HSPH will hold it's 6th annual conference. The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts. Two abstracts for each of the three topics will be selected for Stellar Abstract Awards and presented as 15-minute platform talks. Each of these speakers will receive an award of up to $500 for travel assistance or other conference expenses.

For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/pqg-conference-2012

Contact: Shaina Andelman

Phone: 617-432-7449

Fax: 617-432-5619

Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu

 



Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics October 8-12, 2012



Thursday, October 11, 2012

12:00 PM

Boston University School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Seminar Andrea S. Foulkes, Sc.D.Associate Professor of BiostatisticsSchool of Public Health and Health SciencesUniversity of Massachusetts

801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cross Town building room 305.



12:30 PM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Seminar Svitlana Tyekucheva, Ph.D.Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health "Methods for Batch Effect Correction in Microarray Studies"HSPH2, Room 426, 600 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Contact Organizer: Danielle Braun at dbraun@hsph.harvard.edu to arrange access.

Abstract:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/cancer.html





4:00 PM



Boston University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Statistics Seminar Ivan Corwin – Clay Mathematics Institute, MIT & Microsoft Research MCS 148, 111 Cummington Street,Boston, MA

 

Smith College Department of Mathematics

Math Lunch Talks:

Amy Wagaman, Amherst College

Cluster Pruning: Finding a Better Cluster Center by Dimension Reduction Lunch is provided, and generally available starting at 11:50am. Please bring your own drink.

Math Forum, Burton 3rd floor

Abstract and info:

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=dnYwcXY4cDhqOHR2M2M1NTZqdTVtN2NjNDRfMjAxMjEwMTFUMTYwMDAwWiBuaWNob2xhc2pob3J0b25AbQ

Friday October 5, 2012

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UPCOMING Workshops, Conferences Etc:

WCBF's Using Lean Six Sigma to Prevent Avoidable Readmissions



Event Dates: Wednesday October 19 - Friday October 21

City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA

Event Type: Workshops & Seminars ASA Sponsored: No

Avoidable readmissions cost Medicare, the federal health plan for the elderly and disabled, an estimated $17 billion per year. One of the largest areas against which hospitals are being measured is preventing avoidable readmissions. Hear how Lean, Six Sigma and other process improvement technologies can be deployed to prevent avoidable readmissions.

For more info click here: www.wcbf.com/quality/5112/



Submitter: Selina Mirpuri

Phone: +1-800-959-6549

Email: selina.mirpuri@wcbf.com



Contact: Selina Mirpuri

Phone: +1-800-959-6549

Email: selina.mirpuri@wcbf.com



1st Annual Lagakos Alumni Award



Event Dates: Friday October 28 - Friday October 28

City: Boston State: Massachusetts Country: USA

Event Type: Workshops & Seminars ASA Sponsored: No

The Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award has been established in memory of Dr. Stephen Lagakos, a faculty member and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 2009.

Professor Lagakos was a leader in the Department, the School of Public Health, and more broadly, in the international community of quantitative biomedical researchers. Steve's qualities of commitment, passion, intellectual brilliance, and personal generosity had a direct personal impact on our lives; and his contributions to biostatistics and to AIDS research were fundamental.

This award serves to honor Steve's distinguished career, and to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.

The award recipient will be invited to HSPH to deliver a lecture on their career and life beyond the Department. The inaugural award will be presented in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health's kickoff of the 2012 Alumni Weekend. The lecture will be given at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2012.

Nominations for the 2012 award will be accepted until April 20, 2012.

For more info click here: www.hsph.harvard.edu/departments/biostatistics/announcements/the-lagakos-distinguished-alumni-award-established.html



Submitter: Shaina Andelman

Phone: 617-432-7449

Fax: 617-432-5619

Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



Contact: Shaina Andelman

Phone: 617-432-7449

Fax: 617-432-5619

Email: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu



 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst

School of Public Health and Health Scinces

Joint BIO/EPI Seminar Series

Friday, October 5

1 – 2 PM

Campus Center Rm. 903


Dr. Jun Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Connecticut, Department of Statistics

Title: Transformed Gaussian Markov Random Fields and Spatial Modeling of Species Abundance

Understanding the causes and consequences of variation in the abundances of species is a central concern in ecology, conservation biology, and biodiversity science. In this context, gastropods are of considerable ecological importance in terrestrial ecosystems because of their species richness, abundances, and critical roles in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling.

Abundances of variety of gastropod species were collected as counts or in presence versus absence from a network of spatial locations in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. To model these spatial count and spatial binary data, we present a class of transformed Gaussian Markov random fields (TGMRF), constructed by transforming the margins of a Gaussian Markov random fields to desired marginal distributions to accommodate asymmetry and heavy tail as needed in practice. The Gaussian copula that characterizes the dependence structure facilitates inferences and applications in modeling spatial dependence. This construction leads to new models such as gamma or beta Markov fields with Gaussian copulas, which are used to model Poisson intensity or Bernoulli rate in spatial data analyses. The method is naturally implemented in a Bayesian framework. The proposed models were applied to the abundance data of two species, N. tridens and G. nigrolineata, one in the form of counts and the other in presence versus absence, to understand how variation in habitat characteristics affects variation in abundance. The new models were shown to outperform the traditional models from Bayesian model comparison with conditional predictive ordinate. The validity of Bayesian inferences and model selection were assessed through simulation studies for both spatial Poisson regression and spatial Bernoulli regression.

 

*Refreshment will be provided*


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Upcoming Seminars in Statistics, Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
April 8 to April 14, 2012


MONDAY, April 9, 2012



4:00 PM


Harvard University Department of Statistics Colloquium
Samaradasa Weerahandi, Pfizer Inc.
Generalized Point Estimation with Application to Mixed Models
Science Center Rm. 309, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA
Abstract and Info:
http://www.stat.harvard.edu/Colloquia_Content/Weerahandi12.pdf


TUESDAY, April 10, 2012


12:30 PM

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Analysis and Computation Seminar
John Staudenmayer UMass Amherst
How a statistician uses a Metropolis-Hastings algorithm in an applied setting
Refreshments at 3:45
LGRT 1634, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
Abstract and Info:
http://www.math.umass.edu/Calendar/print.html?seminar=Applied%20Analysis%20and%20Computation%20Seminar&date=2012-04-10&time=16:00:00&loc=LGRT%201634



WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2012


11:30 AM

Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Seminar
Jadwiga Bienkowska, biogen idec
Case study: Biomarker discovery in phase IIb Baminercept trials.
Refreshments: 11:00AM
Location: Stata Center 32-G575 MIT, Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA
Contact: Patrice Macaluso, macaluso@csail.mit.edu to obtain access


Abstract:
Two phase IIb Biomarker studies looking at pre and post treatment data
will be described.Expected lymphocytosis marker was confirmed and we revealed additional marker of downmodulation of a panel of homeostatic chemokines. Whole blood transcript profiling revealed an IFN signature inRA and baminercept quenched this IFN signature leading to an unforseen component of the MOA. Quenching of the IFN signature strengthens the rationale for alternative therapeutic indications.


4:00 pm
The University of Connecticut Department of Statistics and The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Statistics Joint Colloquium
Haley Hedlin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Statistical methods for estimating temporal associations from electrocorticographic (ECoG) data
CLAS 344, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, 215 Glenbrook Rd. U-4120, Storrs, CT
Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:00 PM in CLAS 326
Abstract and Info:
http://www.stat.uconn.edu/www/?cate=event&info=talk&colloquium_id=1326140768



THURSDAY, April 12, 2012

12:00 P.M.

Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics Seminar
Andrea S. Foulkes, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts
801 Massachusetts Avenue, Cross Town building room 305, Boston, MA

12:30 P.M.

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics
Neurostatistics Working Group Seminar
Christopher D. Anderson, M.D.,

Clinical Fellow, Division of Neurocritical Care, Harvard Medical School, Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Center for Human Genetic Research,

Massachusetts General Hospital
Survival Bias in Case Control Gene Association Studies
HSPH2 room 426, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Abstract and Info:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/seminars/neuro_stat.html
Contact Coordinators: Dr. Rebecca Betensky and Dr. Caterina Stamoulis at betensky@hsph.harvard.edu or caterina.stamoulis@childrens.harvard.edu to arrange access.


FRIDAY, April 13, 2012

10:30 AM

Harvard School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Seminar
Dr. Ilya Shpister
Causal and Probabilistic Inference in Graphical Models
Kresge 209, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Contact Colleen Keller ckeller@hsph.harvard.edu or 617-432-6477 to obtain access.





26th New England Statistics Symposium

Saturday April 21 - Saturday April 21

Boston Massachusetts

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University are hosting the 26th New England Statistics Symposium on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
Professors Rick Durrett from Duke University and Robert Kass from Carnegie Mellon University will give the NESS 2012 plenary talks in probability and statistics, respectively. There will be three half-day short courses on April 20: "Financial modeling and limit order books" presented by Rama Cont from Columbia University; "Statistical Analysis of Network Data", presented by Eric Kolaczyk from Boston University; and "Adaptive Clinical Trial Design and Simulation", presented by Mark Chang from AMAG Pharmaceuticals.
Students are encouraged to submit papers and an application for the student paper competition. The deadline for abstract submission for contributed talks (including those associated with the student paper competition) is April 31, 2012.
More details on the meeting will be forthcoming at http://math.bu.edu/ness12
For more info click here: math.bu.edu/ness12 

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Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association
PANEL DISCUSSION

The Role of Statisticians in a World with a Deluge of Data

John McKenzie
Babson College

Roy Welsch
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date Monday, April 30, 2012
Time Light Dinner: 6:15 pm; Presentation: 7:00 pm
Location Room E62-221, Sloan School of Management, MIT, 100
Main Street, Cambridge, MA
Registration http://bcasa2012april.eventbrite.com/
Directions http://mitsloan.mit.edu/about/directions.php
Cost Dinner: $8 for chapter members; $10 for non-members;
students free. Panel: free.
Abstract
The theme of the April 2012 Mathematics Awareness Month is “Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge”. Enormous amounts of data are now available with today’s technology. Among the sources of these data are astronomy, finance, genomics, marketing, meteorology, social networking, sports, and transportation. Such “Big Data” refers to data sets whose size cannot be managed, processed, or analyzed with commonly used software in a reasonable amount of time. The panelists will present perspectives on the role of statisticians when working with this flood of data. After their presentations there will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience.