Biostatistics Events

Biostatistics Departmental Calendar

Event
Thu 2/27/2020
Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Research Day 2020 Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Research Day 2020
Thu 2/27/2020
1155 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics Research Day is an annual departmental event that showcases student research and promotes interdisciplinary research among graduate students and faculty in Public Health.
This year's speaker is James Dignam, PhD (BIOST '94).


1155 Public Health, Foster Conference Room
Thu 2/27/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Big Clinical Trials: The NCI National Clinical Trials Network - James Dignam, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
Big Clinical Trials: The NCI National Clinical Trials Network - James Dignam, University of Chicago
Thu 2/27/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 3/5/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lin Chen, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lin Chen, University of Chicago
Thu 3/5/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 3/19/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thu 3/19/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020
Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Mon 3/23/2020 7:00AM - 8:30AM
Biostatistics Event
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR Biostatistics Event
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR
Mon 3/23/2020 7:00AM - 8:30AM



Thu 4/9/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Heping Zhang, Yale University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Heping Zhang, Yale University
Thu 4/9/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Thu 4/16/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jeffrey S. Morris, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jeffrey S. Morris, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 4/16/2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020
Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021
Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore
Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021
Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA
Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022
Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston
Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022
Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC
Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Recent Events

Biostatistics Dissertation Defense

Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"

Friday 5/5 9:00AM - 11:00AM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Abraham Apfel of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"

Graduate faculty of the University and all other interested parties are invited to attend.


ABSTRACT:

Sparse K-Means clustering is an established method of simultaneously excluding uninformative features and clustering the observations. This is particularly useful in a high dimensional setting such as micro-array. However, the subsets of features selected is often inaccurate when there are overlapping clusters, which adversely affects the clustering results. The current method also tends to be inconsistent, yielding high variability in the number of features selected.

We propose to combine a stability analysis with Sparse K-Means via performing Sparse K-Means on subsamples of the original data to yield accurate and consistent feature selection. After reducing the dimensions to an accurate, small subset of features, the standard K-Means clustering procedure is performed to yield accurate clustering results. Our method demonstrates improvement in accuracy and reduction in variability providing consistent feature selection as well as a reduction in the clustering error rate (CER) from the previously established Sparse K-Means clustering methodology. Our method continues to perform well in situations with strong cluster overlap where the previous methods were unsuccessful.

Public health significance: Clustering analysis on transcriptomic data has shown success in disease phenotyping and subgroup discovery. However, with current methodology, there is a lack of confidence in terms of the accuracy and reliability of the results, as they can be highly variable. With our methodology, we hope to allow the researcher to use cluster analysis to achieve disease phenotyping and subgroup discovery with confidence that they are uncovering accurate and stable results.

Last Updated On Monday, October 23, 2017 by Valenti, Renee Nerozzi
Created On Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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