Statistical Methods for High Dimensional Biology

Next deadline: Presentation Submission due - April 1st, 2019

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STAT 540 is a 3 credit course with a mandatory computing seminar.

Cross-listed as STAT 540, BIOF 540, GSAT 540

Time and Location

02 January 2019 - 03 April 2019

Lecture (Sec 201)

Time: Mon Wed 9:30 - 11am

Location: ESB 2012

Seminar / computing lab (S2A) – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Time: every Wednesday 11am - 1pm. The TAs will remain in the lab until 1pm for general office hours.

Location: Hugh Dempster Pavillion 201

Learning objectives:

  • Explore and visualize genomics data
  • Apply tailored statitical methods for high dimensional biology data
  • Make your work reproducible, reusable, and shareable
  • Work with real data in a collaborative model

Selected topics

  • Exploration, visualization, and quality assessment of high dimensional genomics data
  • Large scale statistical inference
  • Analysis of microarray, RNASeq, and epigenetics data
  • Principal component analysis (PCA)
  • Cluster analysis
  • Cross validation
  • Model selection for classification and linear regression models
  • Gene function and gene set analysis
  • Resampling and the bootstrap

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Major deadlines

Assignment Due Date Category
Seminar 1 Fri 11 January 2019 Seminar
Warm-Up Wed 16 January 2019 Individual Assignment
Seminar 2a&b Fri 18 January 2019 Seminar
Project Groups and Initial Proposal Wed 23 January 2019 Group Project
Seminar 2c Fri 25 January 2019 Seminar
Seminar 3 Fri 01 February 2019 Seminar
Finalized Project Proposal Wed 13 February 2019 Group Project
Seminar 4 Fri 15 February 2019 Seminar
Paper Critique Wed 20 February 2019 Paper Critique
Q1-3 Thu 28 February 2019 Individual Assignment
Seminar 6 Fri 01 March 2019 Seminar
Project Progress Report Wed 13 March 2019 Group Project
Q4-5 Sat 23 March 2019 Individual Assignment
Presentation Submission Mon 01 April 2019 Group Project
Github Repo Wed 03 April 2019 Group Project
Individual Report Thu 04 April 2019 Group Project

Assignment Timeline