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The MRC Biostatistics Unit Seminar Series (BSU).

Seminars at the BSU are aimed at a general scientific audience and open to individuals throughout Cambridge.

Seminars take place at the Large or Small Seminar Rooms, 1st Floor, Cambridge Institute of Public Health (CIPH), University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SR . Please notice that start and finish hours may vary. Tea and coffee are served afterwards.

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Alison Quenault. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

1 upcoming talk and 162 talks in the archive.

BSU Virtual Seminar: “Estimating treatment effects from adaptive clinical trials”

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProf Ian Marschner, University of Sydney.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 14 September 2021, 09:30-10:30

Virtual BSU Seminar: 'Confidence intervals for policy evaluation in adaptive experiments’

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserDr Vitor Hadad, Stanford University.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 27 May 2021, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'Probabilistic models of transcriptomic dysregulation in human genetic disease'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProf David Knowles, Columbia University.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 20 May 2021, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'Adapting Real-World Experimentation To Balance Enhancement of User Experiences with Statistically Robust Scientific Discovery'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProfessor Joseph Jay Williams, University of Toronto .

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 13 May 2021, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'Statistical Inference with M-Estimators on Bandit Data’

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserKelly Zhang, Harvard University.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 29 April 2021, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'Bayesian pyramids: Identifying interpretable deep structure underlying high-dimensional data’

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProfessor David Dunson, Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University, USA.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockWednesday 31 March 2021, 14:00-15:00

BSU Virtual Seminar: 'A Simulation-Free Approach To Assessing the Performance of the Continual Reassessment Method'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProfessor Thomas Braun, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: ‘The DURATIONS design: a practical trial design to optimise treatment duration’

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserDr Matteo Quartagno, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UCL.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 15 December 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'PROGRESS in sample size calculations for clinical prediction model research'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProfessor Richard Riley, Centre for Prognosis Research, School of Medicine, Keele University.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 08 December 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: ‘Score driven modeling of spatio-temporal data’

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserAlessandra Luati, University of Bologna .

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 19 November 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: 'Using auxiliary variables in mediation analysis to address unmeasured confounding'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProfessor Richard Emsley, NIHR Research Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 10 November 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual BSU Seminar: 'Stochastic treatment interventions in causal survival analysis'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserDr Lan Wen, Harvard University .

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 13 October 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual BSU Seminar: 'Assumption-lean inference for generalised linear model parameters'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email alison.quenault@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProf Stijn Vansteelandt, Ghent University .

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 24 September 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual BSU Seminar: 'Parameterizing Causal Marginal Models'

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserProf Robin Evans, University of Oxford.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockTuesday 16 June 2020, 14:00-15:00

Virtual Seminar: “Delayed-acceptance Sequential Monte Carlo”

If you would like to join this virtual seminar, please email: research_admin@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk for more information.

UserJoshua Bon, Queensland University of Technology.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 21 May 2020, 10:00-11:00

Virtual Seminar: “Including expert knowledge in genomic selection through intuitive tree-based joint priors”

UserIngeborg Hem, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

HouseVirtual Seminar .

ClockThursday 16 April 2020, 14:00-15:00

“Squeezing the most out of ridge”

UserProfessor Mark van de Wiel, Amsterdam University Medical Center.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 03 March 2020, 14:00-15:00

“Joint variational inference for genetic association studies with multiple outcomes”

UserHélène Ruffieux, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 20 June 2017, 14:30-15:30

“Identifying and evaluating personalised treatment recommendations”

UserProf Richard Emsley, Centre for Biostatistics, The University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 23 May 2017, 14:30-15:30

Title TBC

UserProfessor Rebecca Steorts, Duke University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 13 September 2016, 14:30-15:30

Title TBC

UserProf Walter Gregory, Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 03 November 2015, 14:30-15:30

MRC Centenary Lecture: Putting life into numbers - how statistical science has transformed health care

A summer reception to follow

UserProfessor David J. Spiegelhalter OBE FRS.

HouseCancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

ClockThursday 20 June 2013, 18:30-19:30

MRC Centenary Lecture: What's happening to the world?

UserProfessor Sir John Beddington FRS FRSE.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theater - New Museums Site.

ClockTuesday 28 May 2013, 17:30-18:30

Dimension reduction based on sliced inverse regression (SIR): a look at the special case when n ‹p

UserJérôme Saracco, Bordeaux Institute of Technology & Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics (Probability and Statistics team).

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 20 November 2012, 14:30-15:30

Latent Mixture Quantile Regression for Longitudinal Data

UserDr. Bo Fu, School of Community-Based Medicine, University of Manchester.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 14 February 2012, 14:30-15:30

Design and Analysis of Multi-Arm, Multi-Stage Clinical Studies

UserDr. Thomas Jaki, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 06 December 2011, 14:30-15:30

Assessment of Trend in Recurrent Event Processes

UserProfessor Jerry Lawless, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 08 November 2011, 14:30-15:30

Statistical Software at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling

UserProfessor William J. Browne, School of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 27 September 2011, 14:30-15:30

Assessing surrogacy using linear mixed models and the surrogate threshold effect

UserDr. Sally Galbraith, School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of New South Wales, Australia.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 07 June 2011, 14:30-15:30

Experience and challenges of applying Bayesian methods in food safety risk assessments

UserDr. Marc Kennedy, The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Risk and Numerical Sciences (RANS) team.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 17 May 2011, 14:30-15:30

A Causal Diagram Approach to Evidence Synthesis

UserIan Shrier, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Canada.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 22 February 2011, 14:30-15:30

Dropouts in the AB/BA crossover design

UserJohn Matthews, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 15 February 2011, 14:30-15:30

Spatial prediction in the presence of positional error

UserThomas Fanshawe, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 30 November 2010, 14:30-15:30

Badger culling to control bovine TB - its potential role in a science-led policy

UserChristl Donnelly, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College, London.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 19 October 2010, 14:30-15:30

Harnessing social networks for HIV surveillance

UserSimon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 May 2010, 14:30-15:30

Regret-regression for optimal dynamic treatment regimes

UserRobin Henderson, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Newcastle.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 23 February 2010, 14:30-15:30

Emulation of random output (stochastic) models: theory and application

UserDan Cornford, Non-linearity and Complexity Research Group, Aston University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 01 December 2009, 14:30-15:30

Estimation of time to pregnancy from current duration data

UserNiels Keiding, Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 27 October 2009, 14:30-15:30

The Error Statistical Philosophy

UserProfessor Deborah G. Mayo, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 09 December 2008, 14:30-16:30

Modeling relationships between food intakes and health-related outcomes: zero-inflated data subject to measurement error

UserLaurence Freedman, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Israel.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 11 November 2008, 14:30-15:30

Hierarchical Evolutionary Stochastic Search with Adaptive Proposals

UserLeonardo Bottolo, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College London.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 01 July 2008, 14:30-15:30

A parametric approach to modeling changes in general health and cognition: developing a stochastic model of aging

UserArnold Mitnitski, PhD, Department of Medicine, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 18 June 2008, 13:00-14:00

Issues and controversies in life course epidemiology

UserBianca De Stavola, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 08 April 2008, 14:30-15:30

What is the deviance information criterion?

UserMartyn Plummer, International Agency for Research on Cancer.

HouseSmall Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 25 October 2007, 14:00-15:00

Joint modelling of competing risks of drug withdrawal and quality of life in epilepsy trials.

UserPaula Williamson, Centre for Medical Statistics and Health Evaluation, University of Liverpool.

HouseLarge Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge.

ClockTuesday 17 April 2007, 14:30-15:30

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