Dec. 22, 2021—PhD candidate Yi Zuo will be defending his dissertation on Thursday, January 6, at 9 a.m. Central Time. All are invited. To attend the defense, which will take place online, contact our department at biostatistics[at]vumc[dot]org for the link. Improved Variable Selection with Second-Generation P-Values Many statistical methods have been proposed for variable selection in the past...
Nov. 2, 2021—With Election Day upon us, we’re reminded of a report by PhD student Coleman Harris, The 2020 Census Delays, Changes, and Complications for Accuracy and Redistricting, that was published by the Union of Concerned Scientists this past July. Cole recently blogged about the project at the National Science Policy Network, which runs the SciPol Scholars Bootcamp...
Aug. 13, 2018—Christina Tripp Saunders, Ph.D. and Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Research Fellow was recently awarded Best student papers by the American Statistical Association Consortium (Social Statistics, Government Statistics, and Survey Research Methods Section) at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August 2018.
Jul. 19, 2018—Ph.D. Candidate Nick Strayer published a blogpost on RStudio titled “Classifying physical activity from smartphone data” Read the blog here: http://blogs.rstudio.com/tensorflow/posts/2018-07-17-activity-detection/
Apr. 17, 2018—The Vanderbilt Biostatistics Program hosted Sarah Jordan Welch, from Vanderbilt’s Project Safe to discuss topics surrounding language of violence, sexual harassment, and coercion. More information on Vanderbilt’s Project Safe can be found here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/projectsafe/
Mar. 26, 2018—Congratulations to 5th year Ph.D. student Sandya Lakkur on placing second at Vanderbilt’s 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Friday, March 23, 2018. Her 3MT was titled “Managing Disease Outbreaks: Using the Complete Picture.” Full story featured here: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/03/26/ph-d-student-argues-for-early-intervention-in-reading-trouble-takes-3mt-top-prize/
Nov. 6, 2017—Degrees in Biostatistics and Statistics continue to outgrow the normal degree rates. AMSTATNews has more information and data that can be found here.
Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Biostatistics Ph.D. students, Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Nick Strayer, played an integral role in helping advance the ‘Papr’ app. The app brands itself as the “Tinder for preprints”. You can read more about the new application with these two articles: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/great-paper-swipe-right-new-tinder-preprints-app http://www.nature.com/news/swipe-right-for-science-papr-app-is-tinder-for-preprints-1.22163
Nov. 6, 2017—Sandya Lakkur (5th year Ph.D. student) and Dr. Robert Johnson have been selected as a 2017-2018 BOLD (Blended & Online Learning Design) fellow team. They will be working on an online module that supplements Dr. Johnson’s course, Advanced Concepts in Probability and Real Analysis for Biostatisticians (BIOS 7361). You can read more about the their...
Nov. 6, 2017—Interested in learning about what our students are up to when they are not running statistical analyses, or writing their dissertations. AMSTATNews did a quick Q&A with Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett, take a closer look here!