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Biostatistics Seminars

Department of Biostatistics Seminar Series


The Department of Biostatistics presents a regular speaker series each semester, generally on Thursday afternoon each week. Diverse experts lecture on their work in biostatistics.

Upcoming Biostats Seminars

Biostatistics Seminar Series

Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday 9/28 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".

Randomized experiments on social networks pose statistical challenges, due to the possibility of interference (such as peer influence) between units. To find rigorous confidence intervals on the average treatment effect in such settings, one typically must model the underlying social network --  "who can influence whom", how such effects might combine, and whether they can cascade over long distances. In many settings, this may be an unreasonable modeling burden. As an alternative, we propose new methods for finding confidence intervals on the attributable treatment effect. These methods do not make assumptions on the structure of the underlying social network, but instead require an identifying assumption that is similar to requiring nonnegative treatment effects; for example, assuming that a vaccine does not increase the risk of catching a disease, either directly or indirectly through vaccinated peers. Network or spatial information can be used to customize the test statistic; in principle, this can increase power to detect spillovers without making further assumptions on the data generating process.

Last Updated On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Haydo, Amber LC
Created On Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Previous Biostats Seminars

Thu 9/21/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Scott Bruce, of Temple University, will present, "Conditional Adaptive Spectral Analysis of Nonstationary Biomedical Time Series"
Thu 9/14/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health, will present, "Integrating multidimensional omics data for cancer prognosis."

Thu 4/13/2017
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards Biostatistics Seminar Series
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Carving out a niche in clinical trials as a collaborating (bio)statistician."

NOTE:  Biostatistics Student Awards Ceremony will be conducted before the seminar – ceremony starts at 3 pm.

Thu 4/6/2017
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ali Shojaie, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Washington, will present, “Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models with Adaptive Truncation via a Convex Hierarchical Penalty”.


Thu 3/30/2017
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation...
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Martin A. Lindquist, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, will present, “High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation with Application to Neuroimaging Data”.
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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Bernadette Kapko
bkapko@pitt.edu
412-624-3022

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