[gov3009-l] Applied Stats Wkshop: M. Pagano-'Health Surveillance' Wed@noon

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Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:25:34 -0500

Research Workshop in Applied Statistics

Please join us this Wednesday @ noon at CBRSS,
the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences,
34 Kirkland Street, Rm 22, for

"Health Surveillance and Bio-Tracking", presented by Marcello Pagano, 
Professor of Statistical Computing in the Department of Biostatistics.
Much of Professor Pagano's research in biostatistics involves computer-
intensive methods, including time series methods, methods for calculating 
permutation distributions, and clustering methods, especially those dealing 
with statistics based on distances. These distance-based methods are now 
finding applications in genetic studies and syndromic surveillance. 

Professor Pagano is also interested in surveillance methods involving screening 
and associated laboratory tests. The accuracy of these tests is important, for 
example, to maintain the integrity of the nation's blood supply. He is involved 
in more accurate testing methodologies, using existing technologies, that are 
doubly beneficial because they are also cheaper to implement, which means that 
more testing may be done.  
As always, lunch will be provided.

Contact information, the current schedule, and previous presentations may be
found at the course web site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/


The Research Workshop in Applied Statistics is a forum for graduate
students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present and discuss work
in progress and exchange ideas.  It is intended as a tour of Harvard's
statistical innovations and applications with weekly stops in
different disciplines such as economics, epidemiology, medicine,
political science, psychology, public policy, public health, sociology
and statistics.  The topics of papers presented in previous years
included missing data, survey analysis, Bayesian simulation, sample
selection, and models for election and portfolio choice. Faculty and
student participants in the workshop present their current projects,
and guest speakers also give occasional presentations. The workshop
provides an excellent opportunity for informal interaction between
graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines. Course
credit is available for students as either an upper-level Government
or Sociology class. Lunch is provided.

If you are interested, note that all events are held at noon, in Room 22,
Center for Basic Research in Social Sciences (CBRSS, 34 Kirkland St., this is
the yellow building across the street from William James Hall).
Contact information and previous presentations may be found at the course web
site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/

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