Bayesian Statistics: A Paradigm For 21st Century Science

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Date(s) - 20 Apr 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

UA Drachman Hall

BIO5 Institute, the Statistics Laboratory and the Southwest Environmental Health
Sciences Center (SWEHSC) at the University of Arizona invite you
to a one-day symposium titled


Bayesian Statistics: A Paradigm For 21st Century Science


FRIDAY | APRIL 20, 2018   
Check-in 9:30am
Drachman B109 | 10:00am -12:00pm
MRB 102 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm

This one-day symposium will introduce Bayesian methods to biologists, physicians, and health sciences researchers. The symposium will highlight applications, capabilities, and advantages of the Bayesian paradigm. The symposium will start with a non-technical expository lecture on the Bayesian approach, followed by plenary talks from 3 distinguished scientists and 5 shorter talks from UA faculty, staff and students. Talks will focus on applications rather than statistical theory.




John Hughes, PhD (University of Colorado): Methods for the analysis of fMRI data
Wes Johnson, PhD (UC Irvine): Bayesian methods for diagnostic tests
David Madigan, PhD (Columbia University): Analysis of observational data and the
Electronic Health Record

The conference will have two sessions (10-12PM in Drachman B109 and 1-5PM in MRB 102), plus a lunch break on the BIO5 patio. Participation is free but registration is required to receive lunch.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and learn from Statistics Laboratory faculty and staff about local resources at UA.