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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 2/15/2018
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Shyamal D. Peddada, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Biostatistics, will present, "Nonparametric procedures for testing order among multivariate distributions."
Thu 1/25/2018
David Gerard, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
David Gerard, University of Chicago
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, David Gerard, University of Chicago, will present, " Better Genotyping for Polyploids."
Tue 1/23/2018
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A522

Biostatistics guest speaker, Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University, will present, "Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data."
Thu 1/18/2018
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Statistical Methods in Microbiome Data Analysis."

Tue 1/16/2018
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis" Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis"
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Biostatistics guest speaker, Lu Tang, University of Michigan, will present, "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis."

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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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