Seminars

The Division of Biostatistics seminar series includes research-focused talks by visiting faculty from a wide range of institutions, and faculty from the University of Minnesota. All seminars are free and open to the public. Biostatistics students organize the Student Seminar Series, where students present and discuss their work in progress.

Date/Time/Location Name Affiliation Title
Wed, Sept 15, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Abhi Datta Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Mortality Estimation Using Predicted Cause-of-Death Data from Verbal Autopsies
Wed, Sept 22, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Eric Feczko University of Minnesota The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Brain Imaging Data Structure Community Collection (ABCC): A Community Share for the ABCD Neuroimaging Data
Wed, Sept 29, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Lu Tang University of Pittsburgh Leveraging Models from Heterogeneous Data Sources to Improve Personalized Treatment Effect Estimation
Wed, Oct 6, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Hilary Parker Independent Consultant Using Data Effectively: Beyond Art & Science
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Eric Daza Evidation Health MoTR and PSTn: Building a Causal Engine for Estimating the Within-Individual Average Treatment Effect Using Wearable Sensors
Wed, Oct 27, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Chap T. Le University of Minnesota Public Health Statistics: Weighted Statistics and Weighted Statistical Methods
Wed, Nov 3, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Ken Rice University of Washington Knowing the Signs: Testing Made Simple and Coherent
Wed, Nov 17, 2021
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Peng Ding University of California, Berkeley Model-Assisted Analyses of Cluster-Randomized Experiments
Fri, Nov 19, 2021
11:00 a.m.
CCBR Ballroom and Online via Zoom
Biyue Dai Eli Lilly and Company Two-Stage Adaptive Design for Prognostic Biomarker Signatures with a Survival Endpoint
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Moos 2-520 and Online via Zoom
Jue Hou Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Winning Strategy in Real-world Evidence: Intelligent Medicine with Electronic Health Records
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Steffen Ventz Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Adaptive Statistical Designs for Subpopulation-Driven Biomedical Experiments
Mon, Jan 24, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Mayo 3-100 and Online via Zoom
Chong Wu Florida State University Accounting for Winner’s Curse and Pleiotropy in Two-Sample Mendelian Randomization
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Lu Zhang Columbia University Spatial Factor Modeling: A Bayesian Matrix-Normal Approach for Massive Spatial Data with Missing Observations
Mon, Jan 31, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Thierry Chekouo University of Calgary Integrative Bayesian Methods for Omics and Imaging Data: Application to Cardiovascular and Glioblastoma Diseases
Wed, Feb 2, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Jian Hu University of Pennsylvania Deciphering Tissue Microenvironment From Next Generation Sequencing Data
Mon, Feb 7, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Nima Hejazi Weill Cornell Medicine Efficiently Evaluating the Causal Impacts of Continuous Exposures in Vaccine Trials
Thurs, Feb 10, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Caitlin Ward University of Calgary Sound the Alarm: Modeling Behavioral Changes in Response to Epidemic Intensity
Fri, Feb 11, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom
Emily Roberts University of Michigan Surrogacy Validation with Longitudinal Outcomes for a Gene Therapy
Mon, Feb 14, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Jinyuan Liu University of California, San Diego Semiparametric Regression Models for Between- and Within-subject Attributes: Applications to High-Dimensional Data, Asymptotic Efficiency and Beyond
Wed, Feb 16, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Mayo 3-100 and
Online via Zoom
Wodan Ling Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Statistical Analysis of Large-Scale Microbiome-Profiling Studies: Batch Effect and Robust Testing
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Benjamin Langworthy Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Principal Components Analysis for Right-Censored Data
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Mayo 3-100 and Online via Zoom
Charles Spanbauer University of Minnesota Bayesian Regression Tree Models for Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Regression With High Dimensionality Applied to Genome Wide Causal Inference
Fri, Feb 25, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Mayo 3-100 and Online via Zoom
Shikun Wang University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Joint Analysis of Longitudinal and Survival data in Large EHR Datasets
Fri, Mar 4, 2022
10:00 a.m.
Mayo 3-100 and Online via Zoom
Hua He Tulane University Statistical Analysis of Censored Data Due to Detection Limits
Mon, Mar 7, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Thomas Braun University of Michigan Revisiting Adaptive Methodology for Identifying Non-Toxic Immunotherapy Regimens
Tues, Mar 15, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Mayo 3-100 and Online via Zoom
Xianghua Luo University of Minnesota Statistical Methods for Behavioral Economics Data in Tobacco Research
Fri, Mar 18, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Online via Zoom
J. Sunil Rao University of Miami A Tour of Classified Mixed Model Predictions and Projections
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Felicity Enders Mayo Clinic Hidden Curriculum: Expanding Our Toolbox to Help Diverse and Majority Trainees and Junior Faculty
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Yifei Sun Columbia University Dynamic Risk Prediction Triggered by Intermediate Events Using Survival Tree Ensembles
Wed, Apr 27, 2022
3:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Tyler VanderWeele Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Simplifying and Unifying Sensitivity Analysis
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