2015 - 2016

2016 Apr 01

Symposium: Clinical Trials

1:00pm to 5:30pm


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Auditorium

Clinical Trials in the Era of Precision Medicine

A Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Frontier Science Technology and Research Foundation Marvin Zelen Memorial Symposium

Dr. Lisa McShane, Ph.D. from the National Cancer Institute
Precision medicine:  promise, innovation, trials and tribulations

Williams Sellers, M.D. from Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Developing the Next Generation of Cancer Therapeutics

D. Neil Hayes, M.D., Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2015 Nov 30

Stat Colloq: Robert E. Kass

4:15pm to 5:15pm


Science Center Lecture Hall E
Statistical Thinking in Neuroscience (jointly with Biostatistics Department) (flyer)
2016 Apr 26

ResearchStats: Zhirui Hu & Shaoyang Ning

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center Rm. 705


Bayesian phylogenetic inference to identify accelerated evolution regulatory elements in flightless birds

Dirichlet-based Pólya tree: a non-parametric Bayesian approach to copula estimation

2016 Jan 27

MIT ORC: Analytics in OR

10:00am to 3:00pm



ORC IAP Seminar 2016
Analytics in Operations Research

Description: There is little doubt that "Analytics" is becoming a major part of Operations Research, gaining a lot of interest in the research community as well as in a variety of industries. This year, the MIT Operations Research Center will welcome speakers from various fields to talk about the role and impact of Analytics in improving decision making. Four speakers, from both industry and academic settings,...

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2015 Jul 22

Software Carpentry using R

(All day)


Jefferson Hall 356
Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This 1.5 day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design in R, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. We will also focus on how one can do this work on the FAS RC Odyssey cluster. There is a nominal fee for the workshop, and is open to everyone,... Read more about Software Carpentry using R
2015 Dec 08

ResearchStats: Sobambo Sosina

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center Rm. 705
Optimization and Design in the Presence of Internal Noise (Part 1) A Framework for Adaptive Learning and Personalized Treatments in EdX (Part 2)
2016 Feb 16

AstroStatTalk: Yang Chen & Xufei Wang

1:00pm to 2:30pm


Science Center Rm. 706
Progress report of 'Calibration with Multiplicative Means but Additive Errors: A Log Normal Approach'