The Symposium will be held on April 9-10, 2020. This event will be sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics & Data Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Cerner Corporation.



Symposium Keynote Address

Title: Probabilistic Pairwise Model Comparisons Based on Discrepancy Measures
and a Reconceptualization of the P-Value

Presented by Joseph Cavanaugh, Ph.D.,

Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of  Statistics, College of Public Health, University of Iowa


Symposium Invited Presentations 

Title talk 1: Sexually Transmitted Disease Detection Using Array Testing Algorithms with Multiplex Assays 

Presenter: Christopher Bilder, Ph.D.,
University Of Nebraska

Title talk 2: CatBoost Gradient Boosting

Presenter: Shivam Tundele, M.S.,
Cerner Corporation

Title talk 3: Machine Learning in Digital Histology: Transforming Epidemiologic Studies Pixel by Pixel

Presenter: Lynn Chollet Hinton, Ph.D., 
University Of Kansas Medical Center

Title talk 4: 
Estimating Power for Clinical Trials with Patient Reported Outcomes Endpoints using Item Response Theory

Presenter: Jinxiang Hu, P.hD.,
University Of Kansas Medical Center

Title talk 5  A Covariate-Adjusted Classification For Multiple Longitudinal Biomarkers

Presenter: Wei-Wen Hsu, Ph.D.,
Kansas State University



Symposium Short Course
Title: Matched Pairs and Longitudinal Binary Observations
Date Thursday April 9th 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Presented by Bernhard Klingenberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Williams College