The Statistics Seminar Speaker for September 23, 2015 will be Dr. Hulin Wu of the University of Texas's School of Public Health. Dr. Wu was the founding director of the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics within the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and served on the faculty for more than 10 years. Dr. Wu received his graduate degree in Engineering from the National University of Defense Technology in China, and earned both his masters degree and PhD in Statistics from Florida State University.
Title: Data-Driven Precision Medicine in the Big Data Era
Abstract: In the Big Data era, a new concept of precision medicine is proposed to collect the genomics, genetics, biomarkers, clinical phenotype, environmental and behavioral data from a large cohort with a million subjects. It is expected that the huge amount and variety of these data can be integrated to provide personalized diagnosis and treatment for various diseases so that the traditional medical practice can be revolutionized. The life-span and quality of life of world population can be greatly increased. However, the difficulties for achieving this goal include how to optimize the design of experiments and data collection, how to analyze and integrate the Big Data for clinical practice, and how to appropriately computerize the data and results for clinical decision-making. In this talk, I will discuss the challenging issues in experimental design and biomedical Big Data integration that require interplays between biomedical investigators and quantitative/computational scientists. In particular, the extra- high-dimensional data modeling and model optimization will be discussed.
Refreshments will be served after the seminar in 1181 Comstock Hall.