Biostatistics Seminar Recordings

2022 Fall Seminars

September 22, 2022

Dr. Mike Wu from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center presents: Keeping your Microbiome Analyses out of the Toilet: Batch Effects and Robust Testing

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

Dr. David Benkeser from Emory University presents: Statistical learning for understanding whether and how vaccines work

2022 Winter Seminars

APRIL 14, 2022

Dr. Kasper Hansen from Johns Hopkins University presents: Universal prediction of cell-cycle position using transfer learning

APRIL 7, 2022

Dr. Rafael Irizarry from Harvard University presents: 25 Years of Data Science: From Music to Genomics

MARCH 31, 2022

Dr. Ruth Etzioni from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center presents: Cancer screening at an inflection point: Methods and metrics for performance and outcomes of multi-cancer early detection (MCED) tests

January 27, 2022

Dr. Rebecca Hubbard from University of Pennsylvania presents:  Something old, something new: Classical and modern approaches to addressing missingness in real-world data

JANUARY 11, 2022 

Dr. F. William Townes from Princeton University presents: Nonnegative spatial factorization

2021 Fall Seminars

OCTOBER 21, 2021

Dr. Hongtu Zhu from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill presents: Challenges in Biobank-scale Brain Imaging Genetics

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Donglin Zeng, PhD from University of North Carolina presents:  Semiparametric Regression Analysis of Multivariate Interval-Censored Events

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Mark van der Laan, PhD,  from University of California, Berkeley presents: Higher order Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation and its Applications in Causal Inference


Wing Hung Wong, PhD from Stanford University presents: Roundtrip: a flexible approach to unsupervised analysis 

2021 Winter Seminars


APRIL 15, 2021

Lorin Crawford, PhD from Microsoft Research New England and Brown University presents: Statistical Frameworks for Mapping 3D Shape Variation onto Genotypic and Phenotypic Variation

APRIL 1, 2021

Jessica Li, PhD from Department of Statistics at University of California, Los Angeles presents: Clipper: p-value-free FDR control on high-throughput data from two conditions

March 23, 2021

Holly Hartman, MS - PhD Candidate Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan presents:  Utilizing a Mapping Function in a Small Sample, Sequential, Multiple Assignment, Randomized Trials with Continuous Outcomes

MARCH 18, 2021

Konrad Körding, PhD from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine presents: Machine learning for quasi experiments and neuroscience

MARCH 11, 2021

Layla Parast, PhD Senior Statistician from RAND Corporation presents: Robust methods to correct for measurement error when evaluating a surrogate marker 

MARCH 4, 2021

Susan Holmes, PhD from Stanford University presents: Statistical challenges in the analyses of the human microbiome

February 22, 2021

Holly Hartman, MS presents: Examining Algorithmic Fairness and Why It's Important

February 4, 2021

Dr. Tamara Broderick from Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents: An Automatic Finite-Sample Robustness Metric: Can Dropping a Little Data Change Conclusions?

January 21, 2021

Dr. Smita Krishnaswamy from Yale University presents: Geometric and Topological Approaches to Representation Learning in Biomedical Data

2020 Fall Seminars

November 12, 2020

Dr. Alfred Hero from The University of Michigan presents: Learning to Benchmark

October 8, 2020

Dr. Joseph Hogan from Brown University presents: Bayesian causal inference for the HIV care cascade

October 1, 2020

Dr. Michael Kosorok from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill presents: Recent Developments and Future Possibilities in Precision Health

September 17, 2020

Dr. Art Owens from Stanford University presents: Backfitting for large scale crossed random effects regressions

September 10, 2020

Dr. Gen Li presents: It's all Relative:  New Regression Paradigms for Microbiome Compositional Data

Department Town Hall - Impact

October 23, 2020

2020 Summer Seminars

July 30, 2020

Dr. Yi Li presents: Estimation of time-varying reproduction numbers underlying the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 20, 2020 

Dr. Roderick Little presents:  On XL Meng's Law of Large Populations.