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December 2008

  • UP TO TWO PhD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS - STATISTICAL MODELLING OF PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The application deadline is November 7, 2008.


Date: Friday December 19
Place: University of Oslo, Auditorium 1, Vilhelm Bjerknes hus.
Event: Ståle Nygård's (Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning)
Time: 9.15-10.00
Title: False discovery rate and related concepts in multiple comparisons problems, with applications to microarray data


Date: Friday December 19
Place: University of Oslo, Auditorium 1, Vilhelm Bjerknes hus.
Event: Ståle Nygård's (Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 12.15->
Title: Statistical modeling of complex time-dependent data in genomics and ecology


Date: Tuesday December 2
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Erik Bølviken (Dept Math, Univ of Oslo).
Title: Fremskrivninger, historiske data og bayesianske metoder: Et polemisk innlegg via finans og forsikring (Forecasts, historical data and Bayesian methods: A polemical contribution via finance and insurance.)
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract (in Norwegian).


November 2008

Date: Tuesday November 25
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Sara Martino (Department of Mathematical Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
Title: Applying Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation to Bayesian Survival Models
Abstract.
14.15-15.15: Lecture


Date: Thursday November 20
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room TBA.
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Edsel A. Pena, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina.
Title: On Issues of Optimality in Multiple Statistical Hypotheses Testing
Abstract.


Date: Friday November 14
Place: University of Oslo, Lille auditorium øst, Physics Building.
Event: Trond Reitan's (NR and Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 13.15->
Title: Classical and Bayesian nonlinear regression applied to hydraulic rating curve inference


Date: Friday November 14
Place: University of Oslo, Lille auditorium øst, Physics Building.
Event: Trond Reitan's (NR and Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning)
Time: 11.15-12.00
Title: Statistical and practical challenges in estimating flow in rivers


Date: Thursday November 13
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Lille Auditorium (ground floor).
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Eric Nævdal (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)
Title: Fighting Transient Epidemics - Optimal Vaccination Schedules Before and After an Outbreak
Abstract


Date: Tuesday November 11
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Henry Wynn (Department of Statistics, London School of Economics)
Title: Junctions tubes and related algebra
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract.


Date: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 November
Place: Gjensidige, Auditorium
Event: International workshop on Climate Change and Insurance Industry (CCII)


October 2008

  • (sfi)² visitors in the coming weeks: Fabrizio Ruggeri and Marco Pievatolo, from 6.10 to 18.10, visiting us in general, and expert in Bayesian inference;

Date: Thursday October 16
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room 1128 (ground floor).
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Martin Camitz (Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm University)
Title: StatFlu - A static model for pandemic flu hospital load prediction
Abstract: During the past few decades or so computer simulations of disease spread have been developed to aid our understanding of epidemics and pandemics, providing decision makers with vital information. Static models are less sophisticated but have the advantage of being much more transparent and easy too implement as decison making tools. StatFlu is the latest development in this area, now in use with the Board of National Health and Welfare in Sweden.


Date: Tuesday October 14
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor, room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Professor Odd Aalen (Dept of Biostatistics, Univ of Oslo)
Title: Causality – a fascinating concept
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday October 9
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Geir Egil Eide, Associate Professor, Section for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Bergen.
Title: Attributable fractions used for partitioning risk and evaluating disease prevention. Concepts, estimation, interpretation and presentation.
Abstract.


Date: Tuesday October 7
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Professor Holger Rootzen (Mathematical Statistics, Chalmers University of Technology)
Title: The multivariate Generalized Pareto distribution: with an application to wind storm insurance
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract.


September 2008

Date: Monday September 22 - Friday September 26
Event: Visit from Birgir Hrafnkelsson (Applied Mathematics Division, University of Iceland).


Date: Thursday September 25
Place: MOVED TO: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega
Event: Joint (sfi)² and BMMS statistics seminar.
Speaker: Birgir Hrafnkelsson (Applied Mathematics Division, University of Iceland).
Time: 14:30-15:30.
Title: Linear mixture models for fillet yield of cod in Icelandic waters
Abstract.


Date: Tuesday September 23
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Birgir Hrafnkelsson (Applied Mathematics Division, University of Iceland).
Time: 14.15-15.15
Title: Analysis of extremes in temperature across Iceland
Abstract.


  • 15-19 September, Peter Guttorp visiting Oslo : Peter Guttorp (Dept of Statistics, University of Washington) is visiting us. He will give a short course on climate models and assessment of climate. See Next events for more information.


Date: Thursday September 18
Place: Room alpha-omega at (sfi)² at Norwegian Computing Center (NR) (see map)
Event: Climate short course, lecture 2
Speaker: Peter Guttorp (Dept of Statistics, University of Washington)
Title: Statistical challenges in climate research
14-16: Lecture
Abstract.


Date: Tuesday September 16
Place: Room alpha-omega at (sfi)² at Norwegian Computing Center (NR) (see map)
Event: Climate short course, lecture 1
Speaker: Peter Guttorp (Dept of Statistics, University of Washington)
Title: Climate models and assessment of climate change
14-16: Lecture
Abstract.


Date: Thursday September 11
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room 1128
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14.30-15.30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Speaker: Axel Gandy, Imperial College London.
Title: Monitoring Event Histories
Abstract


Date: Thursday September 11
Place: (sfi)² at the Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega
Event: Biostatistics Career Day
14-16: Workshop. Programme and more information..


Date: Tuesday September 9
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor, Room B81
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Odd Kolbjørnsen (Norsk Regnesentral)
Title: The D-vine creation of non-gaussian random fields
14.15-15.15: Lecture
Abstract


Date: Thursday September 4
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2
Time: 14.30-15.30
Speaker: Michael Nothnagel, Christian Albrechts University, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics, Kiel, Germany.
Title: Population structure inference and genetic matching in Europe
Abstract.


  • 3 September: (sfi)² visits Havforskningsinstituttet, in Bergen. Aldrin, Frigessi and Hirst will present the project portfolio of (sfi)². Most of the time will be dedicated to a brainstorming with researchers from HI on possible themes of collaboration. Also, a small ceremony took place, with HI receiving the official sfi-plaquette.


August 2008

Date: Tuesday August 26
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, Room B81, 8th floor
Event: Lecture (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Time: 14.15-15.15
Speaker: Wolfgang Härdle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Title: Time Series Modelling with Semiparametric Factor Dynamics
Abstract.


Date: Monday August 25
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, Room B71, 7th floor
Event: Statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Time: 12.15-13.15
Speaker: Brenda Lopez Cabrera (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Title: Implied Market Price of Weather Risk
Abstract.


Date: Monday August 25
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Biostatistics Seminar, jointly organized by BMMS, the Department of Biostatistics, the Division of Statistics and (sfi)2,
Speaker: Robert Tibshirani (Dept of Statistics, Stanford University)
Title: The lasso: a tool for high dimensional data


Date: Tuesday August 19
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Professor Ingrid Van Keilegom (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Title: Empirical Likelihood for Non-Smooth Criterion Functions
Time: 14.15-15.15


June 2008

  • Gjensidige's climate researcher, Elisabeth Meze travels to Copenhagen to give two lectures. The first is to at Kommuneforsikring, the second for Fair Forsikring. It is one of the aims of (sfi)² directly and also through our EU project CCII, to make our ideas and results on effects of climate change for insurance industry known to actors in the European insurance market.

Date: Tuesday June 10
Place: Auditorium 2 (rødt), Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, Oslo
Event: Ole Klungsøyr's (Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Univ Oslo) PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 10.15->
Title: On Causal Inference in Psychiatric Epidemiology


Date: Monday June 9
Place: Auditorium 2 (rødt), Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, Oslo
Event: Ole Klungsøyr's (Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Univ Oslo) PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning)
Time: 17.15-18.00
Title: Consepts of casuality in epidemiological studies


May 2008

  • The ministry for research Statsråd Tora Aasland and statssekretær Jens Revold visited (sfi)² on Monday 5. May. During the visit, professor Arnoldo Frigessi, director of (sfi)², presented the centre presentation. Also professor Unni Olsbye presented a second sfi, inGap. StaoilHydro and Gjensidige were represented during the meeting, to explain why, from their point of view, sfi's are important. "Tora Aasland and Jens Revold showed a genuine interest in (sfi)², and supported our efforts to produce top statistical methodology for innovation, needed and planned. I feel even more motivated to continue in the construction of our centre, which is, as I said to the minister, unique in the world", commented Frigessi after the meeting.Meeting.


  • Knut Liestøl and Arnoldo Frigessi have been elected as members (national and foreign) of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. They were officially appointed in the general assembly of the academy on May 5th. Congratulations!
  • Workshop of climate change and the insurance industry, in London, 28 and 29 April. It is the start of our european project, CCII.


Date: Friday May 16
Place: University of Oslo, Auditorium 4, Vilhelm Bjerknes hus
Event: Gunnhildur Högnadóttir Steinbakk's (NR and Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 13.15->
Title: Conceptual and computational issues for Bayesian model criticism


Date: Friday May 16
Place: University of Oslo, Auditorium 4, Vilhelm Bjerknes hus
Event: Gunnhildur Högnadóttir Steinbakk's (NR and Inst.Math., Univ Oslo) PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning)
Time: 10.15-11.00
Title: Bayesian model selection and model averaging


Date: Thursday May 15
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Joe Sexton's (Dept of Biostatistics, Univ of Oslo) PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 10.15->
Title: Algorithmic modeling, with emphasis on measurement error and incomplete data


Date: Wednesday May 14
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Joe Sexton's (Dept of Biostatistics, Univ of Oslo) PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning)
Time: 15.15-16.00
Title: A survey of frequentist and Bayesian approaches to covariate measurement error in regression


Date: Wednesday May 14
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room (sfi)².
Event: Literature reading group seminar (open to anyone interested).
Speaker: Ørnulf Borgan
Time: 13.30-14.30.
Paper presented: Ivy Jansen, Caroline Beunckens, Geert Molenberghs, Geert Verbeke and Craig Mallinckrodt (2006). Analyzing Incomplete Discrete Longitudinal Clinical Trial Data. Statistical Science 2006, Vol. 21, No. 1, 52-69.


Date: Wednesday May 7
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega
Event: Joint (sfi)² and BMMS statistics seminar
Speaker: Professor Anthony Davison (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).
Time: 14.00-15.00
Title: Smoothing and temperature extremes.
Abstract


April 2008

  • The 2007 Annual Report of (sfi)² is ready and can be downloaded here. (Attention: 50 pages!)
  • Slides from Lars Holden's talk from April 16 on statistics and climate change can be downloaded here.


Date: Thursday April 24
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, room 2180
Event: Joint (sfi)² and BMMS statistics seminar.
Speakers: Marion Haugen, Department of Biostatistics, Institute for Basic Medical Science, University of Oslo.
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Title: "Frailty modelling of bimodal age-incidence curves of nasopharyngeal carcinoma"
Abstract.


Date: Tuesday April 22
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Fredrik Dahl.
Title: Data splitting as a countermeasure against hypothesis fishing - with a case study of predictors for low back pain
14.15-15.15: Lecture.
Abstract.


Date: Friday April 18
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Christine Parr's PhD defense (disputas)
Time: 10.15--->


Date: Thursday April 17
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Nye Auditorium 13
Event: Christine Parr's PhD trial lecture (prøveforelesning): The problem of recall bias in case-control studies of diet and disease.
Time: 14.15-15.00


Date: April 14 - April 17, 2008
Place: (sfi)²
Event: Visit from Professor Anestis Antoniadis from the Statistics Department at University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.


Date: Wednesday April 16
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor
Event: Statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Professor Anestis Antoniadis (Statistics Department, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.)
Title: The Dantzig selector in the regression model for right-censored data
14.15-15.15: Lecture.
Abstract.


Date: Tuesday April 8
Place: (sfi)², The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions).
Event: The 2008 (sfi)² meeting.
Programme: [is here]
Time: 9.00-16.30


Date: Wednesday April 2
Place: Auditorium 2 in Helga Engs hus, Blindern
Event: Ida Scheel's PhD trial lecture: Theme to be announced.
Time: 10.15-11.00 Computations and applications of Bayesian networks in the life sciences (prøveforelesning)


Date: Wednesday April 2
Place: Auditorium 2 in Helga Engs hus, Blindern
Event: Ida Scheel's PhD disputation (disputas)
Title: Influence of incomplete knowledge in inference: cases in the life sciences.
Time: 13.15 - (usually about 2 hours) Defence
Committee:
- Professor Sylvia Richardson, Centre for Biostatistics, Imperial College London.
- Professor Ottar Nordal Bjørnstad, Departments of Entomology and Biology, Penn State University, USA.
- Professor Ørnulf Borgan, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo


March 2008

  • Climate Change and Insurance Industry (CCII): (sfi)² has obtained a new Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) grant, starting in 2008 and until 2011, Total 1 mil Euro. Partners: Gjensidige, Llyods, London School of Economics. We start a major focus on the effects of climate change for the insurance industry, in an international setting. Link to CCII.


Date: Wednesday March 26
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room (sfi)².
Event: Literature reading group seminar (open to anyone interested).
Speaker: Lars Holden
Time: 13.30-14.30.
Paper presented: Bayarri, M.J., Berger, J.O., A., Paulo, R., Sacks, J., Cafeo, J.A., Cavendish, J., Lin, C.H. and Tu, J. (2007). A Framework for Validation of Computer Models. Technometrics, 49, 138-154.


Date: March 14
Place: Auditorium 2 in Helga Engs hus, Blindern
Event: Daniel Berg's PhD disputas
Time: 10.15-11 Trial lecture: Using and selecting among copulae: frequentist and Bayesian perspectives
Time: 13.15 - (usually about 2 hours) Defence
Title: Statistical Analysis of Credit Risk
Committee:
- Professor Christian Genest, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
- Professor Mark Salmon, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, England.
- Professor Nils L. Hjort, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo.


Date: Thursday March 13
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Room 1128
Event: BMMS statistics seminar
Speaker: Professor Jarle Breivik, Institute for Basic Medical Science, University of Oslo.
Title: Do proteins shape the nucleotide sequence of their own alleles?
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.
Abstract.


Date: Thursday March 13
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega.
Event: Special (sfi)2 seminar.
Speaker: Christian Genest, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Title: Abraham De Moivre: Genius in Exile
Time: 13.00-14.00
Abstract.


Date: Thursday March 6
Place: Domus Medica, University of Oslo, Room 2180
Event: Joint (sfi)² and BMMS statistics seminar
Speaker: Professor Tony Pettitt (School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Title: Statistical inference for assessing infection control measures for the transmission of pathogens in hospitals.
Abstract.
14:30-15:30: Lecture. Coffee/tea will be served from 14:15.


Date: March 4 - March 5, 2008
Place: University of Oslo
Event: Workshop on applications of mathematics to medicine and biology. The intention is to make both mathematicians and biologists aware of the new developments concerning the use of advanced mathematical tools in biology and medicine. The workshop is organized by Centre of Mathematics for Applications and Department of Biostatistics, BMMS at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. For more information, click here.


February 2008


Date: Wednesday February 27
Place: The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), room alpha-omega.
Event: NR seminar on climate
Speaker: Kristin Rypdal, CICERO
Title: Fra FNs klimapanel til et lavutslippssamfunn ("From the IPCC to a low emission society")
13.00-14.00: Lecture (in Norwegian)
More info (in Norwegian).


Date: Tuesday February 26
Place: Maths Department, Avd C, UiO, 8th floor
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Harald Martens (MATFORSK / Norwegian Food Research Institute, Aas, Norway)
Title: Explorative mathematics: Multivariate study of the behaviour of a high-dimensional non-linear dynamic model in systems biology
Abstract: Click here.
14.15-15.15: Lecture


2 Ph.D GRANTS

Both available at the Centre for Research-based Innovation Statistics for Innovation, at the University of Oslo and Norsk Regnesentral, Norway.

Both Ph.D fellowships offered are three year appointments. Applicants should have a Master of Science degree in statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematics, computer science, or equivalent. This degree must be obtained before the appointment is made. The ideal candidate has some experience in methodological and /or applied statistics, and an outstanding potential and genuine interest to develop statistical methodology aimed to innovation. The research project will be defined together with the candidate and the supervising team, including staff from the University of Oslo, NR and the other partners. The positions will be at one of the participating departments: Mathematics, Computer Science, Basic Medical Research or NR, all located, together with the centre’s headquarter, on the campus of the University of Oslo. The successful candidates will join a very active scientific group in Oslo conducting research in statistical methods directly relevant to innovation in one of the four sectors (marine, health, finance and insurance, petroleum) and at our partners. Active research areas include biostatistics, statistical genomics, geostatistics, simulation based inference, Bayesian methods, rare events, complex models, huge datasets, data integration, event history analysis, among others.

For more information see: click here or email Arnoldo Frigessi (frigessi@medisin.uio.no)

Deadline: 15 February 2008

Salary: NOK 325 600 – 355 000 annually according to qualifications. Salary code 43 – 48

Reference no: 08/995

How to apply:

The application (marked with reference number 08/995) should be sent before the deadline to:
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
attention Mrs. Grete Andresen,
P.O. Box 1032, Blindern,
0315 Oslo
Norway
Applications can also be sent by email, to grete.andresen@matnat.uio.no. In this case the application must be a SINGLE pdf file, into which all relevant documents have been merged. Documents will not be returned.

The application must include:

1. a letter of application, also indicating the preferred starting date, 2. a brief summary of research interests,
3. curriculum vitae with full list of publications with internet links to published or unpublished papers or master thesis
4. the names and emails of at least two references.
5. Applicants should send copies (not originals) of grades. Foreign applicants should attach an explanation of the grading system of their university.


Date: Wednesday February 13
Place: Nye auditorium 13, Domus Medica, Sognsvannsveien 9
Event: PhD disputation (disputas) by PhD candidate Egil Ferkingstad.
Committee:
- Professor Hans C. van Houwelingen, Dept. of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.
- Professor Peter Müller, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA.
- Professor Knut Liestøl, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
Time: 13:15-infinity.
Title: Statistical methods for biological discovery: causal structures and multiple decisions.


Date: Tuesday February 12
Place: Nye auditorium 13, Domus Medica, Sognsvannsveien 9
Event: Trial lecture (prøveforelesning) by PhD candidate Egil Ferkingstad.
Time: 14:15-15:15.
Title: A critical review of competing risk models


Date: Monday February 11
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Room 1128
Event: Joint (sfi)² and BMMS statistics seminar
Speaker: Professor Peter Müller, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Title: Bayesian Clustering with Regression
Abstract: Here.
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.


  • Arnoldo Frigessi has presented CCII at a one-day workshop on the EU programme People and Ideas, organised by Forskningsradet. His presentation can be downloaded here.


  • The University of Oslo Graduate School in Biostatistics announces a two days course on Multiple hypothesis testing: theory and applications to genomics. The course will take place at the University of Oslo, 28-29 February 2008. The lecturer at the course is associate professor Mette Langaas from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Deadline for application is 1 February 2008. For more information, see the course web site.


Date: Thursday February 7
Place: University of Oslo, Domus Medica, Nye auditorium 13
Event: BMMS statistics seminar
Speaker: Kjell Stordahl, Senior advisor, Telenor, Norway, Finance.
Title: The IPCC's climate models, statistics and prognoses (article from forskning.no).
Time: 14:30-15:30. Coffee/tea is served from 14:15.


POST DOC POSITION IN BIOSTATISTICS

At the Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, (Thematic Organized Psychosis Research – TOP study) there is a position available for a postdoc funded by the Research Council of Norway – FUGE program. The research area is biostatistics, with a focus on analysis of large amounts of brain imaging and whole genome data. The project will investigate the interaction between gene variants and brain function in schizophrenia. Statistical expertise and a PhD degree is a requirement. Experience with statistical analysis of genomic data is an advantage. The work will be performed at the Dept. of Biostatistics, UiO, in collaboration with Section for Psychosis Research and Brain Imaging Group at Ullevål University Hospital.

For more information about the position, see here.

For Norwegian follow this link: http://www.med.uio.no/felles/personal/ledigstilling/, Reference: 07/14585

For more information about the project: Professor Ole Andreassen, phone + 47 23 02 73 50, o.a.andreassen @ medisin.uio.no, Professor Arnoldo Frigessi frigessi @ medisin.uio.no, Senior scientist Jimmy Jensen, j.k.jensen @ medisin.uio.no phone + 47 23 02 73 29

Salary: NOK 402 100 - 529 600 annually according to qualifications.

Deadline: CLOSED


January 2008

  • The University of Oslo Graduate School in Biostatistics had a two days retreat at Hurdal on 10 and 11 january. Of the twenty participants, ten are women. All PhD students presented their own results. Sven Ove samuleson and Mette Langaas gave introductory lectures to their research interests.


Date: Tuesday January 22
Place: (sfi)², The Norwegian Computing Centre (NR) (map and directions), Room Alfa-Omega, 4th floor.
Event: Tuesday statistics seminar (Joint (sfi)² and Dept Mathematics)
Speaker: Professor John Buonaccorsi (Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Univ. of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Title: Measurement Error in Time Series with applications to population dynamics (With a Focus on Consequences and Corrections for Measurement Error in the Random Walk with Drift) Abstract.
Time: 14:15-15:15


Seminar Post-processing Group: After each Tuesday statistics seminar there will a post-processing meeting. The aim is to share understanding of the seminar, clarify, discuss questions and ideas. It is meant to be informal, and "stupid" and "clever" questions are equally welcome. The target group is mainly junior scientists (PhD students, Master students, Postdocs, etc). We start just after the seminar, in the same room where the seminar has happened and it might last between 10 minutes and as much as we need! :-) Email for more information to me. Welcome!


  • (sfi)² held a course 23.11.-3.12.2007 on statistics for genomics data. There were about 30 students, mostly from biology. Lecturers were coming from the German Cancer Institute, where they run courses of this type regularly.
  • (sfi)² had its second consortium meeting in the beginning of November. The research plan and the budget for 2008 have been discussed and approved.
  • Ida Scheel has been web-master for the last months. Since her Phd deadlines are approaching, Ida takes a break now. Thank you Ida! Egil Ferkingstad has now taken over as web-master.
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