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Seminar: Sihai Dave Zhao, Empirical Bayes in Genomics

Mar 6, 2023 - 11:00 AM
to Mar 6, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Sihai Dave Zhao

Speaker: Sihai Dave Zhao, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Title: Empirical Bayes in Genomics

Abstract: Empirical Bayes methods have a long history in statistics and have become especially popular for large-scale inference. This talk describes some new applications of these idea to problems motivated by genomics, including coexpression network reconstruction and large-scale gene expression imputation. At the same time, the philosophy of empirical Bayes has always been a bit mysterious, and this talk also investigates a fully frequentist perspective on modern results.

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