News & Updates

Big Data Bowl Leads to Big Opportunities for Recent Grad Matt Ploenzke

In exciting news, the San Francisco 49ers have hired recent Biostats graduate Matt Ploenzke, PhD’20, to their analytics team.  Ploenzke, who’s previous work with Professor Rafa Irizarry focused on applying machine learning methods to cancer genomics, applied … Continue reading “Big Data Bowl Leads to Big Opportunities for Recent Grad Matt Ploenzke”

Register Now for PQG Conference: From Variants & Genes to Clinical Actions

The Program in Quantitative Genomics will host its 14th annual conference, “From Variants and Genes to Clinical Actions”, remotely via Zoom on November 5-6, 2020. Genome-wide association studies have been extremely successful … Continue reading “Register Now for PQG Conference: From Variants & Genes to Clinical Actions”

Student Committee to Host Virtual Soirée on Kumospace

Tired of zooming but still want to connect virtually? Visit our new departmental Kumospace! All members of the Department, including students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, are welcome to utilize the … Continue reading “Student Committee to Host Virtual Soirée on Kumospace”

Get to Know Our New PhD Students!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to our first year doctoral students. Hey everyone! My name is Corri Sept and I’m from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I graduated in … Continue reading “Get to Know Our New PhD Students!”

Nan Laird to Give the 25th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium

The Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut will host the 25th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium. The purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a forum for a distinguished statistician … Continue reading “Nan Laird to Give the 25th Distinguished Statistician Colloquium”

Crowdsourcing Data to Fight COVID-19

A new article in the Harvard Gazette outlines the findings of a recent study looking at information gathered by an app used by 500,000 people to log daily symptoms, health status, … Continue reading “Crowdsourcing Data to Fight COVID-19”

Donald Hopkins Program Begins 2nd Year

In September 2019 the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health introduced the Donald Hopkins Predoctoral Scholars Program as a pipeline program designed to increase diversity in the STEM fields and … Continue reading “Donald Hopkins Program Begins 2nd Year”

Myrto Lefkopoulou Lecture with Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen

The Department was honored to virtually host alumnus Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD ’06, as he presented this year’s Myrto Lefkopoulou lecture last week. Thank you to the committee chair Garrett Fitzmaurice and the award committee members for … Continue reading “Myrto Lefkopoulou Lecture with Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen”

Career Development Seminar: Spotlight on Health Data Science

Conquering the Interview: Spotlight on Health Data Science 2 consecutive Mondays, September 21 and 28, 2020  |  11:30—1:00pm EST Email for Zoom information Heather Mattie and Erin Lake invite you … Continue reading “Career Development Seminar: Spotlight on Health Data Science”