# 2013 Statistics Enrichment Camp

2013 Statistics Enrichment Camp

Date: 3 June 2013
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Venue: National University of Singapore, Faculty of Science, Lecture Theatre 34

Programme

 Time Activity 9.30am Registration 10.00am Brief Introduction to the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability Associate Professor Lim Tiong Wee Deputy Head, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability 10.15am Lecture 1. Understanding Desriptive Statistics Dr Chan Yiu Man 11.00am Tea Provided 11.30am Lecture 2. What is the best way to collect data to ensure they are "good"? Ms Wong Yean Ling 12.15pm Lecture 3. Statistical Genomics and Future Medicine Associate Professor Teo Yik Ying 1.00pm Lunch Provided 2.30pm Lecture 4. Uncertainty, Probability and Decision Associate Professor Choi Kwok Pui 3.15pm Lecture 5. Data Analysis: Some Examples Dr Wu Zhengxiao 4.00pm End of Program

Abstracts of Lectures

Lecture 1. Understanding Descriptive Statistics (By Dr Chan Yiu Man)

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

Lecture 2. What is the best way to collect data to ensure they are "good"? (By Ms Wong Yean Ling)

In sampling, some of the subjects are taken from the population to be studied, and data collection techniques help pus decide which subjects are chosen in the sample. Do you think the results of such samples represent the entire population? In this talk, you will learn about good ways and poor ways to sample.

Lecture 3. Statistical Genomics and Future Medicine (By Associate Professor Teo Yik Ying)

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.

Lecture 4. Uncertainty, Probability and Decision (By Associate Professor Choi Kwok Pui)

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

Lecture 5. Data Analysis: Some Examples (By Dr Wu Zhengxiao)

As a scientific discipline, what is statistics? A short answer: statistics is the art and science of learning from data. We illustrate with some examples in this talk.

Dr Chan Yiu Man

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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