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Practical Statistics for Medical Research: 27-30 June 2017

Registration is now open for ‘Practical Statistics for Medical Research’, a four day training course in study design and statistical methods run by the Biostatistics group in the Department of Statistical Science. The course is aimed at healthcare professionals or researchers who wish to learn more about the basic principles of quantitative research methods and their application in medical science. Material covered is at an intermediate level and does not assume any deep understanding of statistical terms or concepts. This course is accredited with 21 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians. More...

Published: Jan 21, 2017 1:49:29 PM

Dr Ardo van den Hout's new book: Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data now available

Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data by Dr Ardo van den Hout has been published by CRC/Chapman & Hall in the series Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability. The book is about statistical inference using multi-state survival models. It introduces and explains methods to describe stochastic processes that consist of transitions between states over time. The book is targeted at applications in medical statistics, epidemiology, demography, and social statistics. More...

Published: Dec 16, 2016 3:14:32 PM

Dr Gianluca Baio elected Programme Chair of Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics Section of International Society for Bayesian Analysis

Dr Gianluca Baio will serve a two year term as Programme Chair of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Section on Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics, starting from January 2017.

Published: Nov 21, 2016 9:51:54 AM

Dr Ricardo Silva to organise workshop at 2016 Neural Inference Processing Systems (NIPS) conference

Dr Ricardo Silva is the leading organizer of the workshop “What If? Inference and Learning of Hypothetical and Counterfactual Interventions in Complex Systems”, a workshop around the theme of how to model the impact of external changes in stochastic systems. The event is co-organized by Professor John Shawe-Taylor (CS, UCL), Adith Swaminathan (Cornell) and Professor Thorsten Joacquims (Cornell). It will take place as part of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, 10 December 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2016 1:56:17 PM

Dr Gianluca Baio to join Editorial Panel of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A

Dr Gianluca Baio has been appointed to serve a four year term as associate editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, starting from January 2017. More...

Published: Nov 4, 2016 10:26:31 AM