Statistics seminar

  • The Statistics group of the Mathematical Institute meets weekly on Mondays, 13.00-13.45.
  • Due to the Corona virus, the seminar is held online for an indefinite time.


25-05-2020 | Laura Zwep

Cancer Treatment Efficacy: Mechanistic modelling in high-dimensional setting

The response to clinical treatments differs greatly between patients. Pharmacometric modelling is a field in which mechanistic models of longitudinal measurements are developed to quantify treatment responses. These models currently lack the capacity to incorporate high-dimensionality, which becomes an increasingly important part of clinical research due to the development of ‘omics’ technologies. We present a two-step approach to combine mechanistic modelling with the LASSO, where we address two main aims: gain biological understanding through variable selection and make predictions on treatment response for clinical decision making.

08-06-2020 | Maarten Kampert
15-06-2020 | Willem Heiser
22-06-2020 | Valentina Masarotto

Past meetings

18-05-2020 | Bart Eggen
Mathematical statistical theory for causal inference

11-05-2020 | Lasse Vuursteen
Distributed nonparametric hypothesis testing with (very) limited communication

20-04-2020 | Geerten Koers
Statistical challenges in modern day astronomy

06-04-2020 | Rianne de Heide
Bayesian best-arm identification

30-03-2020 | Dirk van der Hoeven
Adaptive methods in online learning.

02-03-2020 | Tim van Erven
The many faces of exponential weights in online learning.

24-02-2020 | Botond Szabó
Variational Bayes for high-dimensional linear regression with sparse priors.

17-02-2020 | Magnus Münch
Predicting drug sensitivity from cell lines informed by external data.

10-02-2020 | Aad van der Vaart
Tolerance regions.

03-02-2020 | Stefan Franssen
The Bernstein-Von Mises theorem for the Pitman-Yor process.

27-01-2020 | Amine Hadji
Distributed methods for Bayesian regression: contraction rate & uncertainty quantification.

20-01-2020 | Marta Fiocco
Marginal structural models with joint-exposure for counterfactual histological response.

13-01-2020 | Magnus Münch

09-12-2019 | Richard Gill
Lies, damned lies, and statistics. The case of Ben Geen. An English Lucia de B. New data, new insights.

02-12-2019 | Kevin Duisters
On frequentist coverage of Bayesian credible sets for estimation of the mean under constraints.

25-11-2019 | Peter Grünwald
Safe statistics.

18-11-2019 | Anja Rüten-Budde
Assessment of predictive accuracy of an intermittently observed binary time-dependent marker.

04-11-2019 | Thomas Nagler
Vine copula models – past, present, and future.

28-10-2019 | Jeanne Nguyen
CDRodeo: Greedy selection of multivariate bandwidths for kernel conditional density estimation.