Bayesian Statistics: A Paradigm For 21st Century Science

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Drachman B109 | 10:00am -12:00pm MRB 102 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm


This one-day symposium will introduce Bayesian methods to biologists, physicians, and health sciences researchers. The symposium will highlight applications, capabilities, and advantages of the Bayesian paradigm. The symposium will start with a non-technical expository lecture on the Bayesian approach, followed by plenary talks from 3 distinguished scientists and 5 shorter talks from UA faculty, staff and students. Talks will focus on applications rather than statistical theory.


John Hughes, PhD (University of Colorado): Methods for the analysis of fMRI data
Wes Johnson, PhD (UC Irvine): Bayesian methods for diagnostic tests
David Madigan, PhD (Columbia University): Analysis of observational data and the Electronic Health Record

Check-in 9:30am
Drachman B109 | 10:00am -12:00pm
MRB 102 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

A lunch break at noon will be on the BIO5 patio. Participation is free but registration is required to receive lunch.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and learn from Statistics Laboratory faculty and staff about local resources at UA.