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.

NLP for Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:00 at Hock Plaza 2nd Floor Classroom

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is the process of using computer algorithms to identify, analyze and derive key elements in unstructured text in a smart and effective way. NLP requires skills in artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and machine learning techniques. With the widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) unstructured data...
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Population genomics of deleterious mutations

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00 at CIEMAS 2120

This seminar is offered by the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology Kirk E Lohmueller, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine University of California, Los Angeles
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Confounding in Imaging-based Predictive Modeling

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:30 at Auditorium Hock Plaza, Ground Floor

Abstract: The multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) of neuroimaging data typically consists of one or more statistical learning models applied within a broader image analysis pipeline. The goal of MVPA is often to learn about patterns of variation encoded in magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain that are associated with...
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Dynamic Prediction for Multiple Repeated Measures and Event Time: An Application to Neurodegenerative Disorders

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:00 at Hock Plaza - 2nd Floor CRTP Classroom

Dynamic Prediction for Multiple Repeated Measures and Event Time: An Application to Neurodegenerative Disorders Abstract: In many clinical studies of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple longitudinal outcomes are collected to fully explore the multidimensional impairment caused by these diseases. Moreover, some survival...
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This isn't baseball

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00 at CRTP Classroom 2nd Floor Hock Plaza

The entry of statistical analysis into the NHL Hockey is a complex game to analyze. The play moves too rapidly for the tradiational box scores to record more than a high-level overview of the action, player actions are highly interconnected, and the tendecy of good players to play with other...
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