Revisiting the Foundations of Stats in the Era of Big Data

February 21, 2014, Boston University

Cosponsored by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Boston University.
Friday, February 21, 2014
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Photonics Center, 9th Floor Colloquium Room (Rm 906)
8 St. Mary’s Street

10 a.m.–noon
-Computational Challenges in Genomic Medicine
Jill Mesirov Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Broad Institute
-Selection, Significance, and Signification: Issues in High Energy Physics
Kent Staley Philosophy, Saint Louis University

1:30–5:30 p.m.
-Multi-Resolution Inference: An Engineering (Engineered?) Foundation of Statistical Inference
Xiao-Li Meng Statistics, Harvard University
-Is the Philosophy of Probabilism an Obstacle to Statistical Fraud Busting?
Deborah Mayo Philosophy, Virginia Tech

Targeted Learning from Big Data
Mark van der Laan Biostatistics and Statistics, UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion

Posted: February 12, 2014