Career Times | Data Science, Statistical Modeling, and Financial, Healthcare, and IT Innovations
Topic: Data Science, Statistical Modeling, and Financial, Healthcare, and IT Innovations
Time & Date: 16:30 – 18:00, Mar. 14, 2017
Venue: Room 102, Cheng Dao Building
Guest Speaker: Prof. Tze Leung LAI (Stanford University)
Abstract:The past decade witnessed exciting developments and new trends in statistical modeling and its applications. Closely related to these developments is “big data”, which is one of the most promising business trends in the past decade and which has also led to the development of a new interdisciplinary program called "data science." This seminar discusses some new trends in the field of Statistics, in response to technological advances leading to “big data” as well as opportunities and challenges in financial, health care, and IT innovations.
About Speaker: Prof. Tze Leung Lai is Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy in the School of Medicine and of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) in the School of Engineering, Stanford University. He is Director of the Financial and Risk Modeling Institute (FARM), Co-director of the Biostatistics Core of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and Co-director of the Center for Innovative Study Design at the Stanford School of Medicine. He has held regular and visiting faculty appointments at Columbia University, UC Berkeley, and Nankai University, and holds advisory positions with the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and Tsinghua University.