BERD Big Data Methodology Workshop


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May 18th, 2018 | 8am - 5pm

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) KCA is pleased to host a BIG DATA WORKSHOP at UNMC.  Biomedical big data sources include the “diverse, complex, disorganized, massive, and multimodal data bine generated by researchers, hospitals, and mobile services around the word.”1 This workshop will focus on novel statistical methods pertaining to a different types of biomedical datasets.  It will bring together experts in statistics and big data. The aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for statisticians, epidemiologists, and researchers from other disciplines to collaborate and discuss novel methodological tools for existing and future research.

This workshop has four areas of focus:

1.National Institute of Health. “What is Big Data?”
Accessed 3/13/18.


Invited Speakers

Ming-Hui Chen, PhD
Professor and Head of the Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut

Wei Pan, PhD
Professor and Interim Division Head, Division of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota

Feng Guo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
Virginia Tech

Jeff Dawson, ScD
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
The University of Iowa

Dario Ghersi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Informatics
University of Nebraska Omaha

Yumou Qiu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Jeffrey Thompson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center