Jun Zhang of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Interpretable Analysis of Multivariate Functional Data".
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.
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.
Many biomedical studies follow participants for multiple correlated health outcomes. Modeling these outcomes simultaneously opens the possibility of understanding an individual’s susceptibility to multiple diseases through the life span. While statistical methods for univariate failure time data are well established, the corresponding standard analysis tools for multivariate failure time data have not yet been established. The main difficulty is that with multiple censored time-to-event outcomes, the joint likelihood is non-uniquely due to uninformative data points concerning the local dependency between event times. This talk will focus on some recent development in this area, including a nonparametric and a semiparametric approach of estimating the joint survival function. These proposed methods have the ability to explore and estimate dependency between event times as well as to understand the relationship between dependency and risk factors. Simulation evaluations as well as an application to the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trial will be presented.
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