Past Seminars

Previous Biostatistics Seminars...

Spring 2016

DATE SEMINAR SPEAKER INSTITUTION TITLE
Tue Apr 5, 4:10pm Robert L. Obenchain
Risk Benefit Statistics LLC

"“Fair” Treatment Comparisons for Continuous Exposures" - ABSTRACT

Tue Apr 12, 4:10pm Gerald Quon
Dept Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Davis "Models for interpreting heterogeneous genomic data: from gene expression deconvolution to GWAS variant interpretation" - ABSTRACT
Tue, Apr 26, 4:10pm *MSB 1147* Shasha Jumbe
Gates Foundation Precision Public Health: Precision Targeting of Prevention and Therapeutic Interventions in vulnerable populations” - ABSTRACT
Tue, May 3, 4:10pm John Halloran University of Washington "Graphical Models for Peptide Identification of Tandem Mass Spectra" - ABSTRACT
Tue, May 10, 4:10pm Magdalena Cerdá Dept Emergency Medicine, UC Davis ...

Winter 2016, BST 290


The Seminar organizers for Winter 2016 were Diana Miglioretti and Daniel Tancredi.

DATE SEMINAR SPEAKER INSTITUTION TITLE

Tue Jan 5, 4:10pm

Weijie Su
Stanford University "Multiple Testing and Adaptive Estimation via the Sorted L-One Norm" - ABSTRACT (links to Stats website)
Tue Jan 12, 4:10pm Mariana Olvera-Cravioto Columbia University "Efficient simulation for weighted branching trees" - ABSTRACT (links to Stats website)
Tue Jan 19, 4:10pm Can Le
University of Michigan "Structure of sparse random networks" - ABSTRACT (links to Stats website)
Mon Feb 1, 12:00pm *2411 Tupper Hall* Yolanda Hagar Univ Colorado, Boulder "Modeling of long-term survival outcomes" - ABSTRACT
Tue Feb 2, 4:10pm Sayan Mukherjee
Duke University "Inference and dynamics" - ABSTRACT (links to Stats website)
Mon Feb 8, 12:00pm *MedSci1C, rm 130* John Muschelli Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Consulting Center "Computational Methods for Neuroimaging in R: Stroke Hemorrhage in X-ray Computed Tomography Scanning" - ABSTRACT (pdf)
Tue Feb 16, 4:10pm Yuqing Zhang
Boston University "What effect is really being measured? Challenges in studying risk factors for disease sequelae." - ABSTRACT
Mon, Feb 22, 12:00pm *MedSci1C, rm 130* Miriam Nuno Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

"Outcomes and Quality of Care in Neurosurgical Patients" - ABSTRACT (pdf)

Tue Feb 23, 4:10pm Caleb Miles
UC Berkeley

“A class if semiparametric tests of treatment effect robust to measurement error of a confounder” - ABSTRACT

Fall 2015, BST 290

Seminar organizers: Diana Miglioretti and Daniel Tancredi

DATE SEMINAR SPEAKER INSTITUTION TITLE

Oct 6, 4:10pm

Daniel Tancredi Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine "Practical Considerations for Sample Size Calculations in Clinical Research"
Oct 27, 4:10pm Jonathan Schildcrout Dept Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University "Outcome related sampling designs for longitudinal binary data with application to spirometry-based COPD diagnosis"
Nov 3, 4:10pm Diana Miglioretti Public Health Sciences, UC Davis "Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality from Digital Mammography Screening: A Modeling Study"
Nov 10, 4:10pm Daniel E. Runcie
Plant Sciences, UC Davis "Bayesian methods for studying the genetics of high dimensional traits"
Nov 17, 4:10pm Daniel Tancredi Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine "Advice to statistical consultants contributing and evaluating evidence for a nutrition intervention"
Dec 1, 4:10pm Chris Drake Statistics, UC Davis "Non-ignorable non-response, random subsets of non-respondents and combined odds ratios"

Spring 2015, BST 290

The Seminar organizers are Prof. Danielle Harvey and Prof. Diana Miglioretti.

APRIL 2015

Friday/Saturday April 10/11: UC Davis Statistical Sciences Symposium 2015

"Network Data: Information and Sciences" - Please see http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/symposium2015/ to register for this event

Location: Buehler Alumni Center,

Tuesday April 14, 4:10pm, (Location: MSB 1147), BST 290

SPEAKER: Bryan Langholz, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
TITLE: "An introduction to the design and analysis of nested case-control studies"
ABSTRACT

Tuesday April 21, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), BST 290

SPEAKER: Annette Molinaro, Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco
TITLE: "Tree derived Survival risk groups in differentiating care for glioma patients"
ABSTRACT 

Thursday April 23, 4:10pm, JOINT SEMINAR WITH ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION (Location 1100 Social Sicences & Humanities), BST 290

SPEAKER: Perry de Valpine, UC Berkeley
TITLE "From stage-structured population models to computational statistics"

Thursday May 7, 4:10pm, (Location MSB 1143 - Statistics Seminar Room), BST 290

SPEAKER: Titus Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
TITLE: "A data-intensive future: how can biology best take advantage of the coming data deluge?"
ABSTRACT

MAY 2015

Tuesday May 12, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), BST 290

SPEAKER: Bruce Rannala, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution
TITLE: "Bayesian species delimitation and species tree inference using genome sequence data"
ABSTRACT

Tuesday May 12, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), BST 290

Speaker: Abhyuday Mandal (University of Georgia, Athens)
Title: "Optimal Design of Experiments for Generalized Linear Models"
ABSTRACT



Winter 2015, BST 290

Seminar organizer: Danielle Harvey.

JANUARY 2015

Monday January 5, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Yuekai Sun (Stanford University)
Title: "A one-shot approach to distributed sparse regression"
ABSTRACT

Tuesday January 6, 4:30pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Yehua Li (Iowa State University)
Title: "Functional Principal Component Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Point Processes with Applications in Disease Surveillance"
ABSTRACT

Wednesday January 7, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Xiaodong Li (University of Pennsylvania)
Title: "Low-rank recovery: from convex to nonconvex methods"
ABSTRACT

Thursday January 8, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Irina Gaynanova (Cornell University)
Title: "Multi-group classification via sparse discriminantanalysis"
ABSTRACT

Monday January 12, 2:30pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Anru Zhang (University of Pennsylvania)
Title: "High-dimensional low-rank matrix recovery"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Tuesday January 13, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Tanya Garcia (Texas A&M University)
Title: "Robust mixed-effects model for clustered failure time data: application to Huntington's disease event measures"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Wednesday January 14, 2:30pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Mikyoung Jun
(Texas A&M University)
Title: "Some models for spatial-temporal processes on the globe"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Thursday January 15, 4:30pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Hui Zou (University of Minnesota)
Title: "Computable Oracle Optimality of Folded Concave Penalized Estimation"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Friday January 16, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Johann Gagnon-Bartsch (UC Berkeley)
Title: "Removing Unwanted Variation with Negative Controls"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Tuesday January 20, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: James Sharpnack (UC San Diego)
Title: "Testing for Structured Normal Means"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Wednesday January 21, 2:30pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Rachel Wang (UC Berkeley)
Title: "Problems in network modeling: inferring edges and community detection"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Thursday January 22, 4:10pm (Location: Gieft Hall, room 1003), Joint seminar with Evolution & Ecology
Speaker: Steve Munch (UC Berkeley)
Title: "Towards model-free ecosystem management"
Abstract unavailable

Monday January 26, 2:30pm (Location: MSB 1143), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Guang Cheng (Purdue University)
Title: "Semi-Nonparametric Inference for Massive Data"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

Tuesday January 27, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), STA/BST 290
Speaker: Jascha Sohl-Dickstein (Stanford University)
Title: "Training and Manipulating Large Scale Probabilistic Models"
ABSTRACT (note: links to Statistics Dept site)

FEBRUARY 2015

No seminars in February.

MARCH 2015

Tuesday March 3, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 2112, Math Dept), BST 290
Speaker: Rebecca Hubbard (Dept Biostatistics & Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania)
Title: "Sources of variability and error in ranking and classification of healthcare providers"
ABSTRACT

Tuesday March 10, 4:10pm (Location: MSB 1147), BST 290
Speaker: Lihong Qi (Dept Public Health Sciences, UC Davis)
Title: "A Comparison of Multiple Imputation via Chained Equations and General Location Model for Accelerated Failure Time Models with Missing Covariates"
ABSTRACT

Fall 2014, BST 290

Seminar organizer: Danielle Harvey.

October 21, 2014

Speaker: David Rocke, Distinguished Professor, Dept of Public Health Sciences
Title: "Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Data from RNA-Seq Experiments"
Click here for the abstract

October 28, 2014

Speaker: Sebastien Haneuse, Associate Professor, Dept of Biostatistics, Harvard
Title: "On the analysis of clustered semi-competing risks data"
Click here for the abstract

November 4, 2014

Speaker: Sebastian Hohna, Post-doctoral fellow, Dept of Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis
Title: "Estimating mass-extinction events from molecular phylogenies and joint Bayesian inference of phylogeny, diversification rates and divergence times"
Click here for the abstract

November 18, 2014

Speaker: Michael Donohue, Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, UC San Diego
Title: "Modeling long-term disease progression"
Click here for the abstract

December 2, 2014

Location: 3106 Math Sciences Building
Speaker:
John Kornak, Associate Professor, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco
Title: "Bayesian image analysis in Fourier space, with applications in medical imaging"
Click here for the abstract

Spring 2014, BST 290

Seminar organizer: Jiming Jiang

List of seminars

Tuesday April 22nd, 4:10pm  (Joint STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Weng Kee Wong, UCLA

TITLE

"Using Animal Instincts to Find Efficient Experimental Designs"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday May 6th, 4:10pm  (Joint STA/BST 290 Seminar)

**Location: Multipurpose Room, Student Commuity Center UC Davis**

SPEAKER

Iain Johnstone, Stanford University

TITLE

"Random matrices in statistics: testing in spiked models"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday May 13th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Elizabeth Purdom, UC Berkeley

TITLE

"Shrinkage of Dispersion Estimates for Analysis of Exon Usage from mRNA-Seq data"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday May 20th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Danielle Harvey, Public Health Sciences, UC Davis

TITLE

"Standardized statistical framework for comparison of biomarkers: techniques from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday May 27th, 4:10pm **LOCATION: MSB 1143**

SPEAKER

Hao Chen, Statistics, UC Davis

TITLE

"Allele-specific copy number profiling by next-generation DNA sequencing"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday June 3rd, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Yu-Ru Su, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

TITLE

"Hypothesis testing for functional linear models with scalar responses"

ABSTRACT

Winter 2014, BST 290


Seminar organizer: Hao Chen. CRN : 25602.

List of seminars

Tuesday January 7th, 4:10pm  (note: STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Arash Amini, Univ. Michigan

TITLE

"Pseudo-likelihood methods for community detection in large sparse networks"

ABSTRACT (links to Statistics website)

Thursday January 16th, 4:10pm (note: STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Quentin Berthet, Univ. Princeton

TITLE

"Statistical and computational tradeoffs in high-dimensional learning"

ABSTRACT (links to Statistics website)

Tuesday January 21st, 4:10pm (note: STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Susan Wei, UNC Chapel Hill

TITLE

"Latent supervised learning"

ABSTRACT (links to Statistics website)

Tuesday January 28th, 4:10pm (note: STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Yunzhang Zhu Univ Minnesota

TITLE

"Estimation over multiple undirected graphs"

ABSTRACT (links to Statistics website)

Tuesday February 4th, 4:10pm (note: STA/BST 290 Seminar)

SPEAKER

Yanyuan Ma, Texas A&M University

TITLE

"A Semiparametric View to Dimension Reduction: Estimation, Inference and Efficiency"

ABSTRACT (links to Statistics website)

Tuesday February 11th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Hanlee Ji, Division of Oncology, Stanford University

TITLE

"Deconvoluting Complex Genetic Mixtures with Next Generation DNA Sequencing: Clinical Relevance and Implications in Human Disease and Forensics"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday February 18th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Laurel Beckett, Division of Biostatistics, School of Medicine, UC Davis

TITLE

"Mixture models for sequences based on censored data"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday March 4th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Guoping Fan, Human Genetics, UCLA

TITLE

"Insights into Transcriptome Dynamics in pre-implantation embryos as well as naïve and primed embryonic stem cells"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday March 11th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Hua Tang, Genetics, Stanford University

TITLE

"Learning genetic architecture of complex traits across populations"

ABSTRACT

Fall 2013, BST 290

The Graduate Group in Biostatistics is presenting a series of seminars on select Tuesdays at 4:10pm for the Fall 2013 quarter.The seminars will take place in Math Sciences Building 1147 (Colloquium Room).

The Seminar organizer is Prof. Lihong Qi. The CRN is 25602.

List of seminars

Tuesday October 8th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Minggen Lu, Univ. Nevada, Reno

TITLE

"Spline estimation of partially linear poisson single-index models and its application to environmental health"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday October 15th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Paul Rathouz, Univ. Wisconsin

TITLE

"Semiparametric generalized linear models"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday October 29th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Haiyan Huang, UC Berkeley

TITLE

"Identifying gene interactions using sparse canonical correlation analysis with resampling"

ABSTRACT

Tuesday November 12th, 4:10pm

SPEAKER

Ross Prentice, Univ. Washington / Fred Hutchunson Cancer Research Center

TITLE

"The Women’s Health Initiative:  history, contributions and on-going research"

ABSTRACT

Monday November 18th, 4:00pm *

SPEAKER

Jamie Robins, Harvard University

TITLE

"Counterfactuals, causal models and SWIGS"

ABSTRACT

*Joint seminar with Graduate Group in Epidemiology; location Valley Hall 1020

Tuesday December 3rd, 4:10pm **

SPEAKER

Deepak Agarwal, LinkedIn

TITLE

"Response prediction for computational advertising applications"

ABSTRACT

**Joint seminar with Statistics

List of Biostatistics Seminars, Spring 2013

April 2, 2013

Speaker:Keith Widaman, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Davis
Title: "Distinguishing ordinal and disordinal interactions – with application to gene X environment interaction studies"
Click Here for Abstract

April 16, 2013

Speaker: Susan Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UC Davis
Title: “Assessing the effect of liver cancer screening on survival among patients with chronic hepatitis B”
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April 30, 2013

Location: 1047 Gladys Valley Hall
Speaker: Chris Barker, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Click Here for Abstract

May 14, 2013

Speaker: Daniel Tancredi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, UC Davis
Title:"Practical considerations for sample size calculations in clinical research"
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May 28, 2013

Speaker: Heejung Bang, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, UC Davis
Title: “Bias Correction Methods for Misclassified Covariates in the Cox Model: Comparison of Five Correction Methods by Simulation and Data Analysis”
Click Here for Abstract

To see the list of Statistics (STA/BST 290) Seminars for this quarter, please visit: http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/seminars/

For all previous BST 290 Seminars (which were cross-listed with STA 290) please visit the Seminar library at: http://stat.ucdavis.edu/seminars/recent-seminar-abstracts