Statistical Genetics/Genomics

Journal Club meeting schedule


Spring 2014





Bioinformatics seminar

Bioinformatics seminar by Dr. Heng Li from Broad Institute at 3:00pm at 1200 MPS, title: FM-index and its application in sequence analysis”.


Xu Liu

The EFM approach for single-index models” by Xia Cui, Wolfgang Härdle and Lixing Zhu, Ann. Stat. (2011) 39: 1335-1826.


Bin Gao

Semiparametric Gaussian copula graphical models” based on the following two papers:

·       Han Liu, John Lafferty, and Larry Wasserman (2009) The Nonparanormal: Semiparametric Estimation of High Dimensional Undirected Graphs.  Journal of Machine Learning Research 10: 2295-2328.

·       Han Liu, Fang Han, Ming Yuan, John Lafferty, and Larry Wasserman. (2012) High-dimensional semiparametric Gaussian copula graphical models. Ann. Statist. 40: 1935-2357.


Honglang Wang

A significance test for the lasso” by R.J. Tibshirani, R.J. Tibshirani, R. Lockhart, and J. Taylor. Annals of Statistics


Tao He

Research presentation


Tong Mu

A compressed sensing based approach for subtyping of leukemia from gene expression data” by Tang W, Cao H, Duan J, Wang YP. J Bioinform Comput Biol. 2011, 9(5):631-45.


Jian Sa

Jiang, Q., Wang, H., Xia, Y., and Jiang, G. (2013) On a principal varying coefficient model, JASA 108: 228--236.


Bin Gao

Liu, W. (2013) Gaussian Graphical Model Estimation with False Discovery Rate Control.  Ann. Statist. 41: 2703-3110.


Honglang Wang

Zheyang Wu, Yiming Sun, Shiquan He, Judy Cho, Hongyu Zhao, and Jiashun Jin. (2014) Detection Boundary And Higher Criticism Approach for Rare and Weak Genetic Effects. Annals of Applied Statistics (in press)


Tao He

Bruce G. Lindsay, Marianthi Markatou & Surajit Ray. (2013) Kernels, Degrees of Freedom, and Power Properties of Quadratic Distance Goodness-of-Fit Tests. JASA 109:395-410.


Xu Liu

Jianqing Fan, Yingying Fan, and Emre Barut. (2014) Adaptive robust variable selection.    Ann. Statist. 42: 1-412.


The journal club meeting is on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm - 4:30pm in C405 Wells Hall. For more information, please contact Yuehua Cui. If you would like to present a paper or a research talk, please drop me a line. Attendance is open and everyone is welcome to join. We hope to see you there.

Previous journal club meetings:

     Fall 2013

     Spring 2013

     Fall 2012

     Spring 2012

     Fall 2008

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