Awan Afiaz

Awan Afiaz
UW Location
Population Health Building

Hans Rosling Center for Population Health
3980 15th Avenue NE
Box 351617
Seattle, WA 98195-1617
United States


I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics.

I work as a Research Assistant with Dr. Jeff Leek at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. My responsibilities involve working as a resource developer for Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) where my research focuses on the evaluation of impact and engagement metrics for biomedical software. I also work with Professor Leek and Tyler McCormick on developing methods for Inference on Predicted Data (IPD), where we attempt to find statistically valid and efficient estimators when the outcomes are replaced by predicted values from AI/ML algorithms. This is a rapidly emerging research area that requires attention as AI and ML tools become more accessible and researchers find themselves using predictions from pre-trained algorithms as outcome variables across fields. I have been working on multiple projects simultaneously, which have led to two pre-prints (listed in my CV), two working papers, and one R-package (listed in my CV).


In my free time I enjoy pursuing photography, playing soccer, and watching Formula 1 Racing. 

Applied Statistics
University of Dhaka
Applied Statistics
University of Dhaka