in honour of Agnes Herzberg
Friday, September 17, 2004
Stephen Lagakos (Harvard)
David Andrews (Toronto)
David Cox (Oxford)
Conference Room, University Club, Queen's University
168 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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11.00am S.W. Lagakos, Harvard University
Title: Estimation of a failure time distribution based on imperfect screening tests, with application to vertical transmission of HIV
We consider the estimation of a failure time distribution when the event
defining failure cannot be directly observed, but whose occurrence is
assessed periodically by an imperfect diagnostic test. The problem is
motivated by the desire to estimate the time until vertical transmission
of HIV from a mother to her infant, either in utero or via breast-feeding.
2.30pm D.F. Andrews, University of Toronto
Title: Statistical Inference in Complex Problems: Specifying Real Uncertainty
This talk is intended for statisticians and their readers who will be
facing real challenges involving complex data. The talk summarizes
statistical methods used in recent applied problems, mainly related to
health. The methods discussed include multivariate methods,
hierarchical models, repeated measure models and general regression
methods. A number of guiding principles for data analysis are set out
and illustrated by the examples.
4.00pm D. R. Cox, University of Oxford
Title: Some statistical problems and issues
Abstract: Some of the challenges facing statistical science are illustrated
with specific examples from a variety of fields.
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