Revisiting the Foundations of Statistics in the Era of Big Data: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge

Starts:
10:00 am on Friday, February 21, 2014
Ends:
5:30 pm on Friday, February 21, 2014
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cphs/colloquium/#bigdata
Contact Name:
Erin Seeba
10 a.m.–noon Computational Challenges in Genomic Medicine Jill Mesirov, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Broad Institute Selection, Significance, and Signification: Issues in High Energy Physics Kent Staley, Philosophy, Saint Louis University 1:30–5:30 p.m. Multi-Resolution Inference: An Engineering (Engineered?) Foundation of Statistical Inference Xiao-Li Meng, Statistics, Harvard University Is the Philosophy of Probabilism an Obstacle to Statistical Fraud Busting? Deborah Mayo, Philosophy, Virginia Tech Targeted Learning from Big Data Mark van der Laan, Biostatistics and Statistics, UC Berkeley Panel Discussion **Cosponsored by the BU Department of Mathematics and Statistics.