Biostatistics Events

Biostatistics Departmental Calendar

Event Category
Thu 9/12/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Mingyao Li, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Mingyao Li, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 9/12/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Mingyao Li, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania.


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/19/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Novartis Information Session Biostatistics Seminar Series
Novartis Information Session
Thu 9/19/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/10/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Peter Mueller, University of Texas at Austin Biostatistics Seminar Series
Peter Mueller, University of Texas at Austin
Thu 10/10/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Peter Mueller, PhD, Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, University of Texas at Austin


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/24/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Lu Mao, University of Wisconsin-Madison Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lu Mao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thu 10/24/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Lu Mao, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/7/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Snehalata Huzurbazar, West Virginia University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Snehalata Huzurbazar, West Virginia University
Thu 11/7/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Snehalata Huzurbazar, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, West Virginia University


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore
Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA
Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston
Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC
Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference

Recent Events

Biostatistics Dissertation Defense

Joanne Beer - Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso

Tuesday 7/17 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Joanne Beer of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso".

Graduate faculty of the University and all other interested parties are invited to attend


ABSTRACT:

Predictive models in which neuroimage features serve as predictors and a clinical variable is modeled as the outcome are good candidates for clinical application because (1) they can exploit dependencies between predictor variables and thus potentially explain more variability in the outcome than a mass univariate approach, and (2) they allow inference at the individual level, such that a prediction can be obtained for a new individual whose data was not used to train the model. This dissertation proposes methods for neuroimaging prediction models that not only aim for predictive accuracy, but also seek interpretability and potential insight into the underlying pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders.  

In the first part of this dissertation we propose the fused sparse group lasso penalty, which encourages structured, sparse, interpretable solutions by incorporating prior information about spatial and group structure among voxels. We derive optimization steps for fused sparse group lasso penalized regression using the alternating direction method of multipliers algorithm. With simulation studies, we demonstrate conditions under which fusion and group penalties together outperform either of them alone. We then use fused sparse group lasso to predict continuous measures from resting state magnetic resonance imaging data using the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange dataset. In the second part of this dissertation we use fused sparse group lasso to predict total brain amyloid load and age from multimodal neuroimaging data in a sample of cognitively normal adults aged 65 and older. In general, we show how the incorporation of prior information via the fused sparse group lasso penalty can enhance the interpretability of neuroimaging predictive models while also yielding good predictive performance.  

Public health significance: Psychiatric disorders and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's present a large public health burden. As of yet, there have been relatively few translations of basic neuroscience findings to clinical applications in psychiatry. Prediction models using neuroimaging data can potentially help clinicians with diagnosis and prediction of prognosis and treatment response. Establishing interpretable neuroimaging-based biomarkers can improve our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders and suggest approaches for prevention and treatment.

Last Updated On Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Valenti, Renee Nerozzi
Created On Monday, April 09, 2018

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