Biostatistics & Medical Informatics seminar

Please join us for next week’s Biostatistics & Medical Informatics seminar this Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 12:00 noon.


Title: A Super Scalable Algorithm for Short Segment Detection

Presenter:  Dr. Selena Yue Niu, Department of Statistics, University of Arizona

Abstract: In many applications such as Copy Number Variation (CNV) detection, the goal is to identify short segments on which the observations have mean or median different from the background. The target segments are usually short and hidden in a long sequence, which makes the problem very challenging to solve. In this talk, we introduce a super scalable short segment detection algorithm, which is fast in computation. It is a nonparametric method that does not rely on Gaussian assumption. Moreover, it can assign a significance level for each detected segment.

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