Statistical and Machine Learning Applications
in Biomedical Sciences Schedule

February 29, 2024 & March 1, 2024
Sue Gross Auditorium

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February 29

Time Name Institute Moderator Title
8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
9:00AM – 9:05AM Babak Shahbaba UCI Opening Remarks
9:05AM – 9:30AM Jing Zhang UCI Overview of Research at Zhang’s Group
9:30AM – 9:55AM Yan Liu USC Jing Zhang Deciphering Neural Networks through the Lenses of Feature Interactions
9:55AM – 10:20AM Fengzhu Sun USC Jing Zhang DeepLINK: Deep learning inference using knockoffs with applications to genomics
10:20AM – 10:45AM Haoda Fu Eli Lilly Jing Zhang LLM Is Not All You Need. Generative AI on Smooth Manifolds
10:45AM – 11:10AM Break Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
11:10AM – 11:35AM Lexin Li UC Berkeley Babak Shahbaba Some Recent and Ongoing Work on Intracranial Neurodata Analysis
11:35AM – 12:00PM Andrew Holbrook UCLA Babak Shahbaba A Bayesian Hierarchical Spatially Varying Coefficients Model for Longitudinal Structural Data in Glaucomatous Eyes
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
1:00PM – 1:25PM Ana Maria Kenny UCI Overview of Research at Kenny’s Group
1:25PM- 1:50PM Louis Ehwerhemuepha CHOC Ana Maria Kenny Challenges in pediatric data science – use cases at CHOC
1:50PM – 2:15PM Julia Paalacios Stanford Ana Maria Kenny Inference from Single Cell Lineage Tracing Data Generated via Genome Editing
2:15PM – 2:40PM Andrew Gentles Stanford Ana Maria Kenny Spatial organization and immunotherapy response in solid tumors
2:40PM – 3:00PM Break Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
3:00PM – 3:25PM Hengrui Cai UCI Overview of Research at Cai’s Group
3:25PM – 3:50PM Xiucai Ding UC Davis Hengrui Cai Manifold learning for noisy and high-dimensional datasets: challenges and some solutions
3:50PM – 4:15PM Xiwei Tang U of Virginia Hengrui Cai Effective mutual knowledge transfer in a decentralized federated learning
4:15PM – 4:30PM Break Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
4:30-5:30PM Bhramar Mukherjee (Keynote) U of Michigan Hengrui Cai/Veronica Berrocal Keynote:The Data Struggle of the Unseen
5:30-8:00PM Poster Session/Dinner Location: Palmer Conference room (2608, 2nd floor)

March 1

Time Name Institute Moderator Title
8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
9:00AM – 9:25AM Tianchen Qian UCI Overview of Research at Qian’s Group
9:25AM – 9:50AM Yubai Yuan PSU Tianchen Qian Optimal Transport for Latent Integration with An Application to Heterogeneous Neuronal Activity Data
9:50AM – 10:15AM Xiaohui Chen USC Tianchen Qian GeONet: a neural operator for learning the Wasserstein geodesic
10:15AM – 10:40AM Zhenke Wu U of Michigan Tianchen Qian Towards Better Policies in Sequentially Decision Making: A Robust Test for Stationarity
10:40AM – 11:00AM Break Location: 2nd floor terrace (outdoors)
11:00AM – 11:25AM Peter Song U of Michigan Annie Qu Analyzing the influence of physical activity on biological age using wearable device data
11:25AM – 11:50AM Damla Senturk UCLA Annie Qu Modeling intra-individual inter-trial EEG response variability in autism
11:50AM – 12:15PM Michele Guindani UCLA Annie Qu Integrative modeling and precision medicine: challenges from a statistical and imaging perspective
12:15PM – 12:20PM Babak Shahbaba UCI Closing Remarks