Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly

Upon an invitation by Nature Microbiology, former Biostat postdoctoral fellow Chaolong Wang and Professor Xihong Lin published a Behind the Paper blog entitled “Learning from the Wuhan COVID19 Data on the Fly” about their recent Nature paper on “Reconstruction of the full … Continue reading “Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly”

Dr. Helian Feng’s Successful Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Helian Feng who successfully defended her dissertation “Integrative Statistical Methods for Multi-omics Data” today! Advisor: Dr. Peter Kraft Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Liming Liang, and Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc (UCLA).

Biostat Student News

The Department would like to acknowledge Eric Dunipace, Jonathan Larson, and Xihao Li, who will serve as instructors for the Summer Preparatory Program during the month of August for new students. These three instructors were selected based … Continue reading “Biostat Student News”

Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Xihong Lin along with a team of scientists from Huazhong Science and Technology University in Wuhan, including the co-corresponding author Chaolong Wang, a former Biostats postdoctoral fellow, recently published … Continue reading “Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave”

Data Science Summer Program Begins!

The Department virtually welcomed 24 high school students to the 2nd annual program Data Science in Action: Machine Learning for Self-Driving Cars this morning! The one-week day camp, overseen by Professor Tianxi Cai, and taught by PhD … Continue reading “Data Science Summer Program Begins!”

Summer Career Development Resources

If you are interested in joining us as a guest, or have ideas regarding speakers or programs for the upcoming academic year, please contact Dr. Erin Lake. Don’t miss these helpful … Continue reading “Summer Career Development Resources”

Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey

With assistance from Professor of Biostatistics Xihong Lin, a group of undergraduates from various universities recently developed a survey to assess the effects of COVID-19 on undergraduate communities. The data they hope to capture … Continue reading “Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey”

Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Department alumni Dr. Zachary McCaw, PhD ’19 and Dr. Lu Tian, PhD ’02, and Professor of Biostatistics Dr. Lee-Jen Wei are among the authors who recently published a methods paper on “How to Quantify … Continue reading “Alums Zack Mccaw & Lu Tian and Prof LJ Wei Publish Paper on Analytic Methods for COVID-19 Clinical Trials”

Dr. Matthew Ploenzke’s Successful Dissertation!

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Ploenzke who successfully defended his dissertation “Interpretable Machine Learning Methods with Applications in Genomics” on July 1st! Advisor: Dr. Rafael Irizarry Dissertation Committee Members: Dr. Giovanni Parmigiani, Dr. Danielle … Continue reading “Dr. Matthew Ploenzke’s Successful Dissertation!”

More Evidence of Causal Link Between Air Pollution and Early Death

Doctoral student Xiao Wu, Research Scientist Danielle Bruan, and Professor Francesca Dominici are among the authors of a new study that evaluates the impact of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on mortality among the … Continue reading “More Evidence of Causal Link Between Air Pollution and Early Death”