The Hon. Doc. Sylvia Richardson Workshop 2017 on Statistics for the Life Sciences

On the occasion of Professor Sylvia Richardson, University of Cambridge, receiving a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oslo, we arrange a workshop in her honour. Please join us in the celebration of Sylvia and the statistics community at the University of Oslo, with presentations of some of the ongoing statistical research in the life sciences at our university!


11.00-11.10 Welcome

11.10-11.50 Manuela ZucknickImproving genomic prediction models for cancer with an adaptive informative selection prior

11.50-12.30 Geir Storvik: Bayesian variable selection in high dimensions

12.30-13.10 Lunch

13.10-13.50 Riccardo De Bin: Detection of influential points as a byproduct of resampling-based variable selection procedures

13.50-14.30 Nils Lid Hjort: All models are wrong, but some are more biologically plausible than others: Survival analysis models and methods based on crossing times for      cumulative damage processes

14.30-14.45 Coffee Break

14.45-15.45 Seven young statisticians:

Celine Marie Løken Cunen: Game of Thrones vs the Wars of the Roses: survival and competing risks

Emil Aas Stoltenberg: Some insight into the cure model  

Kristoffer Herland Hellton: Personalized predictions through focused fine-tuning of ridge regression

Giovanni Romeo: High-dimensional regression on mismeasured data

Vera Djordjilovic: Challenges of mediation analysis in high-dimensional epigenomic studies

Knut Dagestad Rand: Graph Based Reference Genomes

Xiaoran Lai: Towards the personalized computer simulation of breast cancer treatment: a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics mechanistic multiscale model informed by individual patients


No registration necessary. Please also attend the Honorary Doctorate talks on Friday September 1st:


Sylvia Richardson:

Title: “A personal view of statistics as a tool for discovery in the health sciences”

Time: kl 10.15 – 11.00

Place: Aud 3, Helga Engs hus


Ian Horrocks:

Title: “Representing and Reasoning About Knowledge”

Time: kl 11.15 – 12.00

Place: Aud 3, Helga Engs hus


Welcome from org. comm. Riccardo De Bin, Arnoldo Frigessi and Ingrid Glad

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