*** SPECIAL TIME from Noon to 1 pm
Duncan Thomas, Professor and Director, Biostatistics Division Verna Richter Chair in Cancer Research Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
Topic: Multistage sampling for latent variable models, with applications to air pollution and children's respiratory health.
Shelley Bull, Senior Scientist, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
Topic: Issues in Genetic Association Studies - What is the appropriate unit of analysis?
Amira Djebbari, Research Officer, National Research Council Canada Institute for Information Technology.
Topic: Adaptive Decision Life Expectancy Curves: A Tuned Cost-sensitive Learning Approach to Predict Breast Cancer Clinical Outcome.
Thierry Duschesne, Professeur, Département de mathématiques et de statistique et Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Université Laval.
Topic: Simple nonparametric estimation of a conditional survival function when the response is interval-censored.
Michael Regier, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University.
Topic:A likelihood adjustment for the combined problem of missing data and measurement error.
Greg Finak, Post-doctoral research associate, Computational Biology Unit, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal.
Topic: Computational Methods for the Analysis of High Throughput Flow Cytometry Data.
No Seminar - Spring Break
David Stephens, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Topic: The Superiority of the Propensity Score as a Causal Adjustment Procedure.
Dylan Small, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Topic: Causal Inference for Continuous Time Processes When Covariates Are Observed Only at Discrete Times.
Richard F. MacLehose, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health and Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Topic: Is probabilistic bias analysis approximately Bayesian?
Vanessa Dumeaux, Researcher, Institute of community medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway.
Topic: Blood-based transcriptomics in breast cancer epidemiology.
Heejung Bang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College.
Topic: Analysis of (censored) medical cost data: methodology developments for the last 10 years and some thoughts for future directions.
Elizabeth Stuart, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health and Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Topic: Using propensity scores to assess generalizability.
Vahid Partovi, McGill University.
Topic: Bayesian Classification and Clustering with Variable Selection for High-Dimensional Continuous Data.
11:30 to 12:30
Nick Jewell, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley.
Topic: Cross-sectional Observations of Simple Counting Processes.
Liqun Wang, Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba.
Topic: Instrumental variable methods in nonlinear semiparametric models with errors in variables.
Alexandra Schmidt, Associate Professor - Statistics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Instituto de Matemática.
Topic: Measuring Vulnerability via Spatially Hierarchical Factor Models.
Sharon DeWitte, Assistant Professor, University at Albany.
Topic: Paleodemographic Modeling: Mortality During the Medieval Black Death.
Mary Redman, Assistant Member, Southwest Oncology Group Statistical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.
Topic: PPredictive Biomarker Discovery in Cancer Clinical Trials.
Michael Rosenblum, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Topic: Optimizing Randomized Trial Designs to Distinguish which Subpopulations Benefit from Treatment.
Benjamin French, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania.
Topic: Evaluating the predictive accuracy of multiple biomarkers and clinical variables for censored survival outcomes.
Celia Greenwood, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology; Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health; Senior Scientist, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Topic: Genome-wide linkage study of mammographic density, a heritable and strong risk factor for breast cancer.
Jim Young, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland / Department of Public Health & General Practice, University of Otago, New Zealand
Topic: Approximate Bayesian methods for the analysis of epidemiological data.
Christian Genest, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics McGill University.
Topic: The rise and fall of the Montreal Sanitary Association.