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Current Student & Alumni News

September 2010

Recent Editorial by Prof. Mark van der Laan & student Sherri Rose:
Statistics Ready for a Revolution?

Mark van der Laan and PhD advisee, Sherri Rose, wrote a featured article touching on the current state - and pitfalls - of how statisticians deal with increasingly massive & complex data sets, bringing the need for new and innovative methods to adapt to the current environment in the field of statistics.

Click here to read the full featured article.
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Sherri Rose is a current PhD candidate working on her dissertation focusing on Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation (TMLE) causal inference methodology for case-control studies with her advisor, professor Mark van der Laan.
Mark van der Laan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at UC Berkeley. His research interests include statistical methods in genomics (i.e., computational biology), survival analysis, censored data, targeted maximum likelihood estimation in semiparametric models, causal inference, data adaptive loss-based super learning, and multiple testing.
Click here to check out Prof. van der Laan's homepage.