Biostatistics and Biomathematics
2017 Data Science Affinity Group meetings will take place the first and third Tuesdays of each month at noon in M1-A303. We are currently scheduling seminars for the year and are interested in hearing about both the big picture ideas in Data Science, as well as hands-on/technical details about your particular slice of data science. If you are interested in presenting at one of our seminars please contact the group’s co-ordinator, Amy Leonardson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Links to past seminars:
Phylogenetics, the inference of evolutionary trees from molecular sequence data such as DNA, yields valuable evolutionary understanding of many biological systems. Although mathematical foundations and algorithms for phylogenetic inference have been under development for many decades, many questions remain. In this talk I will describe some new mathematical results that counter common assumptions, as well as foundations for new Bayesian phylogenetic inference algorithms.
The vision of the Hutch Data Commonwealth (HDC) is “to enable investigators to leverage all possible data in the effort to eliminate disease by driving the development of data infrastructure and data science capabilities through collaborative research and robust engineering.” Members of the HDC, including Matthew Trunnell, Naveen Ashish and James Ryan, will spend the first part of the hour bringing people up to date on the current state of this newly formed organization, how we are structured, our current initiatives and how you can get involved.
At that point, we will open the floor to questions and comments from the audience for the HDC leadership team. Although we meet with researchers across campus on a regular basis and we have guidance from the HDC Scientific Steering Committee, this is an opportunity for us to hear from the broader community of Fred Hutch data scientists.
Abstract to come.