Biostatistics Seminar on Monday, September 18, hosted by the Division of Biostatistics


Date: Monday, 09/18/2017

Time: 2 P.M.

Place: 4th Floor Conference Room 400 in the Doctors’ Office Building at 66 N. Pauline Street, Memphis, TN 38105. Please park in the multi-story parking garage adjacent to the Doctors’ Office Building, and bring your parking card with you so we can give you a validation ticket.

Presenter: Dr. Fridtjof Thomas, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Preventive Medicine,  UTHSC

Title: Predictive Modeling: Can’t See the Forest for the Trees?

Abstract: Predictive modeling is a very active research area constantly adding new approaches as well as refining existing ones.  This seminar provides an overview of the approaches referred to as Random Forests, Elastic Nets, Support Vector Machines (SVM), K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), and Neural Nets.  R-code and packages implementing these approaches are presented.

We look forward to seeing you all among us.


Mehmet Kocak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics