Seminars and Invited Talks

Date

Description

Mar 3, 2017 POSTPONED: Tingting Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Virginia

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Mar 10, 2017 Casey S. Greene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Gone Fishing: Unsupervised Methods for Discovery from Public Data

Anybody with an internet connection can download more than two million genome-wide assays of gene expression. Analyzing these data remains challenging. We’d traditionally use meta-analysis methods, but often public data lack the annotations that enable meta-analysis. If we could surmount these barriers, however, we’d have a multi-billion-dollar resource at our fingertips. Our lab develops algorithms to integrate these heterogeneous, noisy, and often poorly or incorrectly annotated data. We focus specifically on algorithms that are unsupervised and robust to noise, which allows us to tackle unannotated noisy data. We’ve shown that these algorithms can robustly reveal biological features in data from cancer biopsies to microbial systems. We also don’t aim to develop and keep this multi-billion-dollar resource to ourselves. As we develop algorithms, we also construct usable software and user-friendly webservers. Our aim is to make the analysis of big public data as routine in life sciences labs as wet-bench techniques like PCR.

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Mar 24, 2017 Stacia DeSantis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
UT School of Public Health

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Mar 31, 2017 Sujit Ghosh, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Apr 7, 2017 Wenbin Liu, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Apr 14, 2017 Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Commonwealth University

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Apr 28, 2017 Snigdhanshu Chatterjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Minnesota

Noon
One Capitol Square
Room 305

Previous Seminars

Feb 24, 2017 Montserrat Fuentes, Ph.D.
Feb 17, 2017 Samiran Sinha, Ph.D.
Feb 10, 2017 Xin (Cynthia) Tong, Ph.D.
Jan 27, 2017 Codruta Chiuzan, Ph.D.
Dec 2, 2016 Chao Du, Ph.D.
Nov 18, 2016 Hongkun Wang, Ph.D.
Nov 16, 2016 Kyle L. Ferber
Nov 11, 2016 Yanxun Xu, Ph.D.
Nov 10, 2016 Emily V. Dressler, Ph.D.
Nov 4, 2016 Mikhail Dozmorov, Ph.D.
Nov 3, 2016 Arindam RoyChoudhury, Ph.D.
Oct 28, 2016 Aaron Quinlan, Ph.D.
Oct 21, 2016 Bruce Swihart, Ph.D.
Oct 14, 2016 Bo Cai, Ph.D.
Oct 7, 2016 Helen Wang, M.S.
Sep 23, 2016 Cheng Ly, Ph.D.
Sep 16, 2016 Xiaowei Wu, Ph.D.
Sep 9, 2016 Brian J. Reich, Ph.D.
Aug 25, 2016 Vanda Inacio, Ph.D.
Aug 22, 2016 Hui Wang
Aug 18, 2016 Student Research Symposium
Jul 29, 2016 Kabita Joshi, MPH, M.S.
Jul 22, 2016 Edmund R. Glass
May 6, 2016 Jianlin Cheng, Ph.D.
May 4, 2016 Jenna N. Czarnota
Apr 29, 2016 Eric Vance, Ph.D.
Apr 28, 2016 Lauren P. Grant
Apr 27, 2016 Aobo Wang
Apr 26, 2016 Qing Zhou
Apr 22, 2016 Jenise L. Swall, Ph.D.
Apr 15, 2016 Jay Mandrekar, Ph.D.
Apr 8, 2016 Tom Arodz, Ph.D.
Apr 1, 2016 Jacob Wegelin, Ph.D.
Mar 25, 2016 Frank W. Rockhold, Ph.D.
Feb 12, 2016 Linda Corey, Ph.D.
Jan 29, 2016 Mikhail Dozmorov, Ph.D.
Dec 4, 2015 Timothy York, Ph.D.
Dec 2, 2015 Uma Siangphoe
Nov 20, 2015 Tamas S. Gal, Ph.D.
Nov 13, 2015 Dongjun Chung, Ph.D.
Nov 9, 2015 Andrey Afanasyev
Nov 5, 2015 Frank Harrell, Ph.D.
Oct 28, 2015 Helen Wang, M.S.
Oct 23, 2015 Andrey Rzhetsky, Ph.D.
Oct 9, 2015 Dong-Yun Kim, Ph.D.
Oct 2, 2015 CANCELLED: Helen Wang, M.S.
Sep 18, 2015 Rui Feng, Ph.D.
Aug 21, 2015 Student Research Symposium
Jul 22, 2015 Mateusz Makowski
May 27, 2015 Shanshan Chen, Ph.D.
Apr 24, 2015 Hadiza I. Galadima
Apr 17, 2015 Alicia Y. Toledano, Sc.D.
Apr 10, 2015 CANCELLED: Gregory Buck, Ph.D.
Apr 3, 2015 Julian Rosenman, Ph.D., M.D.
Mar 27, 2015 Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D.
Mar 20, 2015 Bridget Thomson-McInnes, Ph.D.
Mar 13, 2015 Chi Song, Ph.D.
Mar 6, 2015 Guofen Yan, Ph.D.
Feb 27, 2015 Michael R. Kosorok, Ph.D.
Feb 13, 2015 Minsun Song, Ph.D.
Feb 6, 2015 Hua He, Ph.D.
Dec 5, 2014 Levent Dumenci, Ph.D.
Nov 25, 2014 Paul T. Manser, M.S.
Nov 21, 2014 Andriy Bandos, Ph.D.
Nov 14, 2014 RESCHEDULED – Levent Dumenci, Ph.D.
Oct 30, 2014 Mary E. Haynes
Oct 10, 2014 Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Sep 26, 2014 Max Kuhn, Ph.D.
Sep 12, 2014 Frank Samuelson, Ph.D. and David Brown, Ph.D.
Sep 5, 2014 Biostatistics Student Research Symposium Program
Aug 29, 2014 Biostatistics Student Research Symposium Program
Jul 24, 2014 Xiangrong Kong, Ph.D.
Jul 18, 2014 Ying Liu, Ph.D.
Jul 14, 2014 Bo Zhang, Ph.D.
Jun 2, 2014 Chunfeng Ren, M.S., M.P.H.
Apr 30, 2014 Department Graduation Ceremony
Apr 25, 2014 Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, Ph.D.
Apr 21, 2014 Ghalib Bello
Apr 18, 2014 Pam R. Factor-Litvak, Ph.D.
Naha Farhat
Apr 11, 2014 Capt. Katherine A. Batterton
Apr 4, 2014 Scarlett L. Bellamy, Sc.D.
Mar 21, 2014 Yang Feng, Ph.D.
Mar 7, 2014 Qingguo Wang, Ph.D.
Feb 28, 2014 Mikhail Dozmorov, Ph.D.
Feb 21, 2014 Justine Shults, Ph.D.
Feb 14, 2014 Summer Student Training Program Presentations
Feb 7, 2014 Zhe Zhang
Jan 27, 2014 David Fenstermacher, Ph.D.
Jan 24, 2014 CANCELLED: Susan Parker, Ph.D.
Jan 17, 2014 Mark Reimers, Ph.D.
Nov 25, 2013 Jiayi Hou
Nov 22, 2013 Hanan Hammouri, M.S.
Nov 18, 2013 Shuxian Sinks
Nov 15, 2013 George Ostrouchov, Ph.D.
Nov 8, 2013 Qin Wang, Ph.D.
Oct 25, 2013 CANCELLED: Shanna Swan, Ph.D.
Oct 11, 2013 Subhashis Ghoshal, Ph.D.
Oct 4, 2013 Mark Reimers, Ph.D.
Sep 27, 2013 Xiaofeng Zhu, Ph.D.
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