Scientific Retreat for PREDICTION MODEL DEVELOPMENTS with Statistical, AI and Mathematical Approaches

When: Monday, December 6, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual


The Division of Quantitative Sciences and Biostatistics & Computational Biology Shared Resource (BCB-SR) invite you to the BCB-SR Scientific Retreat. The retreat focuses on prediction model developments with statistical, AI and mathematical approaches.

Experts will be connected and will possibly collaborate for external grant proposals and publications.This first prediction model-focused retreat aims to connect the experts and further develop synesthetic collaboration plans among the members.

Below is a copy of the agenda for your reference. 


Time Keywords Presenter
4 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Welcoming and Introduction Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPh: Professor and Director, Div. of Quantitative Sciences, UF Health Cancer Center
–– –– Jonathan Licht, M.D.: Director, UF Health Cancer Center
4:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Mathematical Modeling Reinhard Laubenbacher, Ph.D.: Professor and Director Laboratory for Systems Medicine, Department of Medicine
4:25 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Mathematical Modeling Helen Moore, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. AI: Deep Learning Tongjun Gu, Ph.D.: Assistant Scientist, ICBR Bioinformatics Core
4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. AI: Machine Learning Kiley Graim, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science & Engineering
4:55 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Break
5:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. AI: Machine Learning Megan Ferrall-Fairbanks, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
5:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Bioinformatics Jason Brant, Ph.D.: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Statistical Genetics, Hidden Markov Modeling Xiangyang “George” Lou, Ph.D.: Research Professor, Department of Biostatistics
5:40 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Statistical Genomics: Single-cell RNA Rhonda Bacher, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
5:45 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Microsimulation Jack Yan: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics
5:50 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Hierarchical Transition Model Henry Leong: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics
5:55 p.m. – 6 p.m. ML+ Statistical Approach Shu Wang, Ph.D.: Research Assistant Professor, Department ofBiostatistics

Event Contact

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPh

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH
Director, Division of Quantitative Sciences 
Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida Health Cancer Center | 352-273-9079

Colette Cimino

Administrative Assistant 
Colette Cimino |  352-273-5581

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