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.
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.
Accurately quantifying microbial growth dynamics for species without complete genome sequences is biologically important but computationally challenging in metagenomics. Here we present DEMIC, a new multi-sample algorithm based on contigs and coverage values, to infer relative distances of contigs from replication origin and to accurately estimate and compare bacterial growth rates between samples. We demonstrate robust performances of DEMIC for a wide range of sample sizes and assembly qualities using various synthetic and real data sets. We provide theoretical analysis to explain why DEMIC works in the framework of optimal permutation recovery.
Last Updated On Sunday, September 30, 2018 by Tang, Lu
Created On Friday, August 24, 2018
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