STA 290 Seminar: Hongtu Zhu

STA 290 Seminar Series

DATE:             Thursday, May 18th 2017, 4:10pm

LOCATION:    MSB 1147, Colloquium Room. Refreshments at 3:30pm in MSB 4110

SPEAKER:     Hongtu Zhu, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

TITLE:             Statistical Challenges, Opportunities,  and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”

ABSTRACT:   With the rapid growth of modern technology, many biomedical studies have collected data across different sources (e.g., imaging, genetics, and clinical) in an unprecedented scale. The integration of such ultra high-dimensional data raises many statistical  challenges, rendering most existing statistical methods and old data platform no longer suitable and thus underscoring the great need for methodological developments from a rigorous perspective. To address these challenges, I will highlight several key statistical opportunities and strategies   in big data integration and analysis through several interrelated projects.