2013 Statistics Enrichment Camp
Date: 3 June 2013
In this talk, we dicuss some basic idea in understanding descriptive statistics. We talk about some common graphical and summary statistics, how to construct them and how to interpret them pro
In this talk, I will describe the changing landscape for medical practice, and to discuss the importance of probability and statistics in future medicine. I will also highlight the role that Singapore has to play in future medicine, with its population demography that is representative of more than half of the world's population.
This talk is meant to be an introduction to probability. We will introduce some elementary techniques to do some probability calculations. A number of examples will be given to illustrate thes
Dr Chan received his B.A. (Mathematics) from University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. (Statistics) from University of Toronto. His research interest is to apply statistical methods in engineering, business and social sciences problems. He is currently the director of the Statistical Consulting Centre of NUS.
Ms Wong Yean Ling
Ms Wong is an instructor with the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS. She is passionate in demystifying... the use of statistics.
Associate Professor Teo Yik Ying
A/P Teo majored in genomic statistical studies and has gained international recognition for his contributions to genomics science. He did his doctoral training at the University of Oxford and subsequently worked with the Wellcome Trust for four years as a statistical geneticist, where he develops and applies statistical methodologies to understand the genetic etiology of human diseases and the genetic diversity of global populations. He has conducted large scale genomic studies on populations from Africa, Europe and Asia to elucidate the molecular mechanism of common diseases and traits. His work has provided an important platform to understand diseases like diabetes, obesity and malaria. His research team has also developed new approaches for finding evidence of Darwinian positive natural selection, which was then applied to address the molecular evidence of emerging drug resistance in infectious diseases such as malaria. Apart from research, Prof Teo regularly contributes to the development of training programmes and capacity building in the field of statistics and genetics for researchers in Africa and Asia. Prof Teo has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and a total career grant funding of over US$5million. In 2010, he was the recipient of the prestigious Young Scientist Award from the Singapore National Academy of Sciences. He was subsequently awarded the Singapore Youth Award in Science and Technology in 2011 as recognition of his research contributions to Singapore.
Associate Professor Choi Kwok Pui
A/P Choi obtained his B.Sc. degree majoring in Mathematics from the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been with NUS for over 20 years. His research interests include probability, bioinformatics and computational biology.
Dr Wu Zhengxiao
Dr Wu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability. He obtained his PhD in statistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2007. His research interests include Hidden Markov Chains, mathematical modeling, statistical filtering theory and probability theory.
How to get to 2013 Statistics Enrichment Camp?
1. Alight at Buona Vista MRT Station.
2. Transfer to SBS Bus Service 95 or 95C at the bus stop opposite the station, across the North Buona Vista Road (in front of the Ministry of Education building).
3. Alight at the bus stop in front of the Lim Seng Tjoe Lecture Theatre 27 in NUS.
4. Cross the road and walk tko Lecture Theatre 34 (Block S17, Level 3)
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The closing date for registration is 6 May 2013. So hurry and sign up now!