Upcoming Events

Professional Talk: Priyanka Angadi

Join us virtually at 1 PM on March 26th, 2021 April 2nd, 2021 for a talk by Priyanka Angadi! 

Priyanka is currently a senior data science manager for a cyber security product at PwC. She has a masters in Bioinformatics and she has worked as a Data Scientist in pharma, biotech, media and health informatics. She will be talking about the importance of statistics in data science solutions for business and the role of statisticians in building data science teams.

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Past Events

Speaker Talk: Dr. Lance A. Waller

Join us at 11:00 AM, March 3rd, 2021 for a talk by Dr. Lance A. Waller! 

Speaker: Lance A. Waller
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University


Title: Using what you have: Infectious disease surveillance with limited data and tight timelines


About the talk:

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate a flurry of reports, models, and projections as well as a wave of increased interest in epidemiology and infectious disease surveillance. In this presentation, we will review some classic ideas from disease surveillance, probability, and statistics and the roles these play (or don’t play) in an ongoing pandemic. In the urgency of the situation, some old ideas are being rediscovered and others ignored, some new tools are providing new insight, and new opportunities abound for statistical thinking in monitoring, analyzing, and understanding large-scale data streams. We will discuss the relationships between individual-level testing and public-level interpretations as well as the role of statistical thinking in new developments in data science. Our goal is to work towards building intuition around seemingly conflicting reports and interpretations. Examples include interpretation of testing data and assessments of equity in placement of and access to testing sites.