Sessions:21-30


21. Intelligent Learning and Integrative Analysis in Cancer Research

Organizer and Chair: Shenying Fang, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Email: sfang@mdanderson.org

Speaker 1: Panpan Wang, Fudan University, China, Email: panpanwang1208@gmail.com
Title: Most Powerful Statistics for RNA-Seq and Image Association Analysis and Its Application to Kidney Cancer Study

Speaker 2: Kelin Xu, Fudan University, China, Email: eileen_fd@163.com
Title: Multiple Nonlinear Functional Regression Models for Identifying Pleiotropic Gene-Gene
Interactions Influencing Transcription and Its Application to RNA-Seq and Next-
Generation Data from 1000 Genome Project and Cancer Studies

Speaker 3: Shenying Fang, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Email:
sfang@mdanderson.org
Title: Network-based Sufficient Dimension Reduction and Intelligent Classifier for Early
Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker 4: Pengfei Hu, Fudan University, China, Email: 89383195@qq.com

Title: Smart Causal Machine Learner That Combines CT Image, Circulating Methylation,
RNA-Seq and Mirna-Seq Markers for Cancer Diagnosis and Precision Medicine.

22. New Generation of Genomic, Epigenomic, and Imaging Data Analysis in Mental
Disorder Studies

Organizer: Momiao Xiong, University of Texas School of Public Health and Fudan University,
Email: Momiao.xiong@gmail.com.
Chair: Fengzhu Sun, University of Southern California, Email: fsun@dornsife.usc.edu

Speaker 1: Jianfeng Feng, Warwick University and Fudan University. Email:
jianfeng.feng@warwick.ac.uk.
Title: Novel Statistical Inference for Brain Science and Mental Disorders

Speaker 2: Zhixin Hu, Fudan University, China, Email: huzixin@fudan.edu.cn
 Title: Novel Integrated Systems Approach Discovers Genetic-Transcriptomic-Methylation-
Image Psychiatric Networks and Causal Pathways for Schizophrenia from Both Observational and Interventional Datasets

Speaker 3: Fengzhu Sun, University of Southern California, Email: fsun@dornsife.usc.edu
Title: Recent Development in Alignment-Free Genome and Metagenome Comparison

Speaker 4: Momiao Xiong, University of Texas School of Public Health and Fudan University, Email: Momiao.xiong@gmail.com
Title: Deep Learning the Sparse Causal Structure of Directed Chain Graphs for Psychiatric
Genomic- Epigenomic-Image-Clinic Phenotype Networks and Novel Statistics for
Multi-Level Network-Network Association Analysis in Alzheimer’s Disease Studies

23. Statistical Estimation and Inference with Applications to High-Dimensional Data

Organizer: Chunming Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Email: cmzhang@stat.wisc.edu
Chair: Jian Zhang, University of Kent, Email: jz79@kent.ac.uk

Speaker 1: Jin-Ting Zhang, National University of Singapore, Email: stazjt@nus.edu.sg
Title: An L2-norm Based Two-Sample Test for High-dimensional Data

Speaker 2: Xiangrong Yin, University of Kentucky, Email: yinxiangrong@gmail.com
 Title: A New Estimation Procedure for Large p Small n Data

Speaker 3: Jiancheng Jiang, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Email:  jjiang1@uncc.edu
Title: High-Dimensional Nonnested Model Selection

Speaker 4: Xuemin Zi, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, 

Email: zi_xuemin@aliyun.com
Title: An Efficient Online Monitoring Method for High-Dimensional Data Streams

24. ICSA-Canada Chapter Sponsored CJS Special Invited Session: “Models and Methods for  Analysis of Complex Data”

Organizer and Chair: Grace Y. Yi, University of Waterloo, Email: yyi@uwaterloo.ca

Speaker 1: Geert Molenberghs, Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre,
Email: geert.molenberghs@med.kuleuven.be
Title: Pseudo-likelihood and Split-sample Methods in Very Small and Very Large Studies

Speaker 2: Naisyin Wang, University of Michigan, Email: nwangstat@gmail.com
Title: Effects of Calibration in Longitudinal/Functional Data Analysis

Speaker 3: Hyokyoung Grace Hong, Michigan State University, Email: hhong@s .msu.edu
Title:  Conditional Screening with High Dimensional Survival Outcome

Speaker 4: Wenqing He, University of Western Ontario, Email: whe@stats.uwo.ca
Title:  Partially Linear Single-Index Regression for Accelerated Failure Time Models

25.ICSA-Canada Chapter Sponsored Invited Session: “New Methods of Lifetime
      History Data”

Organizer: Wenqing He, University of Western Ontario, Email: whe@stats.uwo.ca
 Chair: Ronghui Xu, University of California San Diego, Email: rxu@ucsd.edu

Speaker 1: Zhezhen Jin, Columbia University, Email: zj7@cumc.columbia.edu
Title: Challenges in the Analysis of Duration of Response with Multiple Endpoints
Speaker 2: Chengcheng Hu, University of Arizona, Email: hucc@email.arizona.edu
Title: Event Time Analysis in the Study of Chronic Beryllium Disease

Speaker 3: Liqun Diao, University of Waterloo, Email: l2diao@uwaterloo.ca
Title:  Doubly Robust Survival Random Forests

Speaker 4: Xingqiu Zhao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Email:
xingqiu.zhao@polyu.edu.hk
Title: Efficient Estimation of Varying Coefficient Linear Transformation Model for Interval
Censored Data

26.ICSA-Canada Chapter Sponsored Invited Session: “Recent Advance of Survival
      Data Analysis”

Organizer: Grace Y. Yi, University of Waterloo, Email: yyi@uwaterloo.ca
Chair: Yanqing Sun, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Email: yasun@uncc.edu

Speaker 1: Ronghui Xu, University of California San Diego, Email: rxu@ucsd.edu
Title: Challenges and Opportunities in Analyzing Observational Data in Pregnancy

Speaker 2:  Ying Yan, University of Calgary, Email: yytoto@gmail.com
Title:   Model diagnostics for survival data with covariate measurement error

Speaker 3: Paul Peng, Queen’s University, Email: pengp@queensu.ca
Title: Prediction Accuracy in Cure Models

Speaker 4: Qihua Wang, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Email: qhwang@amss.ac.cn
Title: Heteroscedastic Transformation Regression Models with Unknown Transformation Function and Error Distribution for Censored Data

27. New for Definitive Screening Designs

Organizer and Chair: Bradley Jones, JMPP Division/SAS, Email: Bradley.Jones@jmp.com

Speaker 1: Hongquan Xu, University of California at Los Angeles,  Email: hqxu@stat.ucla.edu
Title: Composite Designs Based on Orthogonal Arrays and Definitive Screening Designs

Speaker 2: Frederick Phoa, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica,
Email: fredphoa@webmail.stat.sinica.edu.tw
Title: Definitive Screening Design: An Important Class of Circulant-Type Design

Speaker 3: Nam Ky Nguyen, Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
Email: nknam@viasm.edu.vn
Title: Blocking DSDs and DSDs with Augmented 2-level Factors

Speaker 4: Bradley Jones, JMP Division of SAS Institute, Email: Bradley.Jones@jmp.com

Title: Design Centric Model Selection for Definitive Screening Designs

28. Recent Advances in Computer Experiments

Organizer and Chair: Min-Qian Liu, Nankai University, Email: mqliu@nankai.edu.cn

Speaker 1: Dennis K. J. Lin, Pennsylvania State University, Email: DKL5@psu.edu 
Title: Computer Experiments Making Uses of Latin Hypercube: Some Recent Developments 

Speaker 2: Jianfeng Yang, Nankai University, Email: jfyang@nankai.edu.cn 
Title: A New Class of Nested Orthogonal Latin Hypercube Designs

Speaker 3: Hao Chen, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics,
Email: chlh1985@126.com
Title: Computer Experiments with Multiple Responses

Speaker 4: Ruiyuan Cao, Beijing University of Technology, Email: crycry1209@foxmail.com 

Title: Construction of Nearly Orthogonal Array Based Latin Hypercube Designs

29. SIB Special Invited Session: “Statistics into Biosciences”

Organizer and Chair: Mei-Cheng Wang, Johns Hopkins University,  Email: mcwang@jhu.edu

Speaker 1: Jack Lee, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Email: jjlee@mdanderson.org
Title: Bayesian Adaptive Designs From Theory to Practice: How Can We Turn Promise to
Progress in Designing and Conducting Better Clinical Trials?

Speaker 2: Yi-Hau Chen, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica,
Email:  yhchen@stat.sinica.edu.tw
Title: Joint Regression Analysis of Marginal Quantiles and Quantile Association for
Longitudinal and Clustered Data

Speaker 3: Yanqing Sun, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Email:  yasun@uncc.edu
 Title: Analysis of Stratified Mark-Specific Proportional Hazards Models under Two-Phase
Sampling with Application to HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trials

Speaker 4: Fang Han, Johns Hopkins University, Email:  johnfhan@gmail.com
 Title: Structure-Induced Graph Learning and Graph Regression, with Applications to
Neuroimaging

30. CIPS Sponsored Invited Session: “Design of Experiments”

Organizer: Ray-Bing Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Email: rbchen@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Chair: Yuan-chin Chang, Academia Sinica, Email: ycchang@sinica.edu.tw

Speaker 1: Weng Kee Wong, University of California, Los Angeles, Email: wkwong@ucla.edu
Title: Efficient Algorithms for Extended Two-stage Adaptive Designs for Phase II Clinical
Trials
Speaker 2: Chang-Yun Lin, National Chung Hsing University, Email:chlin6@nchu.edu.tw
Title: Minimum Contamination and β-aberration Criteria for Screening Quantitative Factors
Speaker 3: Hsiang-Ling Hsu, National University of Kaohsiung, Email: hsuhl@nuk.edu.tw 
Title: A Joint Selection of Designs and Models for Optimal Forecasting in Possibly Misspecified
Polynomial Regressions
Speaker 4: Yuan-Chin Chang, Academia Sinica, Email: ycchang@stat.sinica.edu.tw
Title: Active Learning in Binary Classification Problems via Stochastic Linear Models