Presentation: 2018-19 Norman Breslow Endowed Lecture: TBD
Speaker: Kathryn Roeder, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics and Computational Biology, Vice Provost for Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
About Dr. Roeder: Kathryn Roeder earned her Ph.D. in statistics at Pennsylvania State University, after which she worked at Yale University for the next six years before coming to Carnegie Mellon in 1994. In 1997, Dr. Roeder received the COPSS Presidents’ Award for the outstanding statistician under age 40, as well as the Snedecor Award for outstanding work in statistical applications. In 2013, she received the Janet L. Norwood Award for outstanding achievement by a woman in statistical sciences. Dr. Roeder joined the Computational Biology Department as a faculty member in 2004 to encourage a bridge between statistics, machine learning, genetics and genomics. Dr. Roeder is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
Dr. Roeder’s specific research interests include developing statistical tools for finding associations between patterns of genetic variation and complex disease. To solve biologically relevant problems, Dr. Rodeder’ research group use modern statistical methods such as high dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, nonparametric methods and networks. Data arises primarily from Next Generation Sequencing and gene expression arrays. The group’s methodological work is motivated by studies of schizophrenia, autism and other genetic disorders.