Seminar Series

The Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series consists of a series of talks with the primary purpose of furthering statistical knowledge on an applied level. Talks will focus on advances in biostatistical methods and statistical programming techniques and their translation into addressing biomedical research questions. The seminars are open to all members of the Duke community, but primarily geared toward applied statistical researchers.

Robust statistical inference for the matched net benefit and the matched win ratio.

Roland Matsouaka, PhD
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 01:30 at Zoom Conference

Abstract: As alternatives to the time-to-first-event analysis of composite endpoints, the net benefit (NB) and the win ratio (WR) -- which assess treatment effects using prioritized component outcomes based on clinical importance -- have been proposed. However, statistical inference of NB and WR relies on a large-sample assumptions, which can...
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Statistical Learning for High-dimensional Tensor Data

Anru Zhang, PhD
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 03:30 at Zoom Conference

Abstract: The analysis of tensor data has become an active research topic in statistics and data science recently. Many high order datasets arising from a wide range of modern applications, such as genomics, material science, and neuroimaging analysis, requires modeling with high-dimensional tensors. In addition, tensor methods provide unique perspectives...
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Analysis of brain cells using RNA-seq provides insights into autism

Kathryn Roeder, PhD
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 03:30 at Zoom Conference

Abstract: Recently the largest exome sequencing study to date of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) implicated 102 genes in risk. This risk gene set serves as a springboard for additional explorations into the etiological pathways of ASD, which can guide in the hunt for therapeutics. Quantification of gene expression using single...
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The Competing Risk of Death in Longitudinal Studies of Human Aging

Terrence Murphy, PhD
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 12:00 at Zoom

Abstract: To address the competing risk of death in longitudinal studies of older persons, we demonstrate sensitivity analyses that evaluate the robustness of associations between exposures and three outcome types: dichotomous, count and time-to-event. All examples are based on secondary analysis of data from a prospective cohort study of persons...
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Assessing Interchangeability among Raters with Continuous outcomes in Agreement Studies

Tongrong Wang
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 03:00 at Zoom

Dissertation Defense Tongrong Wang's dissertation defense will be held in Zoom on Friday , December 18, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm . Please do join us by Zoom. We appreciate your continued support of our doctoral program. Zoom Link: The link to remotely join the Zoom session of the dissertation defense is:
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