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Symposium on Probabilistic Methods in Biological Sciences

March 6, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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                        Probability and Society Symposium announcement
Understanding and controlling randomness is a unifying goal that connects faculty across Columbia and is crucial to solving global challenges. This half day Probability and Society symposium will focus on applications of probability in biological research, including some innovative new uses in cancer research. This event is co-organized by the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics and the Probability and Society Initiative.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Schermerhorn Hall, Suite 603, 1190 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

1:00 PM: Welcoming Remarks by Ivan Corwin, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Tian Zheng, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Statistics
Markov-Modulated Hawkes Processes for Sporadic and Bursty Event Occurrences

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Ian McKeague, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics
Multiplicative cascades and non-commutative probability

2:00 – 2:30 PM: Mathieu Carrière, PhD, Postdoctoral research scientist, Dept. of Systems Biology
Probabilistic and Statistical Analysis of the Mapper algorithm in Topological Data Analysis

2:30 – 3:00 PM: Coffee break 

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Wesley Tansey, PhD, Postdoctoral research scientist, Dept. of Systems Biology
Discovering important genes in a deep probabilistic model of cancer drug response

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Khanh Dinh, PhD, Postdoctoral research scientist, Dept. of Statistics
Statistical inference for the evolutionary history of cancer genomes

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Reception
Please register here as seating is limited.