Explain your ongoing projects/interesting papers/statistical stories to your fellow students and share your minds!
Contact Fang Han (fhan at jhsph.edu) or Zhenke Wu (zhwu at jhsph.edu) to schedule one!

Meeting Schedule

Thursdays | 12-1pm | W2017



Date Presenter Title/Materials Pizza?

9/13/2012 Jenna Krall

Justin Bieber: an introduction to mathematical models

Materials:
Paper (attached): Tweedle, V. Smith?, RJ. "A mathematical model of Bieber Fever: the most infectious disease of our time?" Understanding the dynamics of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases using mathematical models, 2011.
Other references:
Wikipedia page on SIR models
The impact of media coverage on the transmission dynamics of human influenza
Contextual reference

Yes

9/27/2012 Hilary Parker
Yes

10/11/2012 Haochang Shou

Title:
Predicting the future disease progression: the DREAM-Phil Bowen ALS Prediction Prize4Life Challenge.

The relevant website is here.

Yes

11/8/2012

 

Fang Han

(Meeting at Gemone Cafe)

Title: what is new for big data?

outline:
Big time era has come and we wish to know what is new for big data in theoretical point of view. In the first part of this talk, I will provide a general review on what happened in high dimensional statistics in the latest twenty years from four perspectives: (i) why not CLT? (ii) why sparsity? (iii) what is the large deviation technique? (iv) the parametric and nonparametric rates.
Motivated from the first part, in the second, I will provide my opinion on what is new for big data given high dimensional statistics.
In the third part, I will focus on one specific case to illustrate my point.

A reference is http://www.imstat.org/aos/AOS1037.pdf.

Yes

12/6/2012 Shanshan Li

bivariate marker measurements
and ROC analysis

Reference:
[link]

Yes

 


1/31/2013 Bruce Swihart

Color talk

Here is a page of links from color-related talk.

[link]

RGBland (first link) will be discussed Jan 31st in Journal Club.

The R packages colorspace (which complements RGBland) and RColorBrewer will be discussed Feb 7th in Computing Club.


Yes

2/14/2013 Alyssa Frazee

"What Makes You Click: An Empirical
Analysis of Online Dating"

and the paper can be found here: [link]

Yes

2/28/2013 Yingying Wei

iASeq: integrative analysis of allele-specificity of protein-DNA interactions in multiple ChIP-seq datasets
The paper can be found at here: [link]

Yes

3/28/2013 Jiawei Bai and Bing He

Physical activities: how to measure and what to measure

Yes

4/11/2013 Yenny Webb Vargas

Causal Analysis for Mediation

[reference]

Yes

4/18/2013 Room change: E6519
[Biostat and Epi Joint Journal Club]
Zhenke Wu and Nan Guo

Multiple Imputation in Clinical Trials

References:
[Rubin DB (1996)--JASA]
[Burton et al. (2007)--Clinical Trials]
[Sterne et al. (2009)--British Medical Journal]

Yes

5/9/2013