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Upcoming events:

Topic: Spacially Informed Variable Selection Priors and Applications to Large-scale Data

Guest speaker: Dr. Marina Vannucci, Noah Harding Professor and Chair of Statistics, Rice University 

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989  


Topic: Automated Cleaning and Deployment of Data in R Packages Using TravisCI and drat

Guest speaker: Ben Joseph Barnard, Data Scientist, Wells Fargo & Company

Date: March 26, 2019, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989  


Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Magari, Global Director of Biostatistics, Beckman Coulter, Inc. 

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989  


Past events:

Topic: Structural and Practical Identifiability Analysis of Zika Epidemiological Models 

Guest speaker: Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019, 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989 


Topic: The Days in the Life of a Collaborative Biostatistician

Guest speaker: Emir Veledar, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Florida International University 

Date: January 24, 2019, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989  


Topic:  Challenges in modeling cognition and Dementia

Guest speaker: Terry M. Therneau, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989 

A video of this event can be found here


Topic: Student Mentoring

Hadley Wickman

Date: November 12, 2018


Topic: Analysis of Longitudinal Data without Pre-Specifying Correlation Structure

Guest speaker: Xin Yan, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics, University of Central Florida

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989

A video of this event can be found here.


Topic: Micro/Nanoscale Platforms for Disease Management

Guest speaker: Waseem Asghar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989 

A video of this event can be found here.


Topic: Data Science in R Software Carpentry Session

Gabriel Odom, Ph.D., Th.D and Kalan Dawson, B.S.

Date: October 11-12, 2018

Link: https://ccs.miami.edu/software-carpentry-medical-campus/


Topic: Model Building Strategies and Methods: Purposeful Selection of Covariates in Logistic Regression Revisited  

Guest speaker: Zoran Bursac, Ph.D., MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Robert Stempel College of Public Health, Florida International University 

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989

A video of this event can be found here


Topic: Bayesian approaches for dose-response analysis for epidemiological studies and information extraction in meta-analysis and Interval Estimation for measure for reproducibility 

Guest speaker: Deukwoo Kwon, Ph.D., Scientist, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989

A video of this event can be found here


Topic: Constructing Tumor-Specific Gene Regulatory Networks Based on Samples With Tumor Purity Heterogeneity

Guest speaker: Pei Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 989


Topic: Metric-Based Function Registration and Its Applications in Biostatistics

Guest speaker: Wei Wu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Department of Statistics, Florida State University 

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 N.W. 14th St., Room 692