Recent and Upcoming Presentations
Bayesian Statistics as a way to Integrate Intuition and Data, Keen CON 2014, San Francisco, September 11–12, 2014.
Developer Writing Tips & Tricks panel discussion, AirConf, August 25, 2014.
Life as a math consultant. University of Houston SIAM student chapter. Houston, Texas. April 18, 2014.
Erasure coding costs and benefits. Snow Unix Event, Geldermalsen, The Netherlands. March 27–28, 2014.
The infinite as a guide to the big. Amazon.com, Seattle, Washington. January 23, 2014.
The most common error in applying probability. January 16, 2014. Houston area law firm.
Robust priors in Bayesian inference. RTI Center for Complex Data Analysis, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. April 3, 2013.
How to hire and work with an analyst. Research Triangle Analysis. Durham, North Carolina. April 2, 2013.
YOW! 2012, Australia Software Developer Conference. Speaking in Melbourne November 29, Brisbane December 3.
GOTO Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. R language: The good, the bad, and the ugly, October 2, 2012. The mysteries of floating point, October 3, 2012
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, May 2, 2012. Varieties of randomization in clinical trials.
University of Houston chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Houston, Texas. March 2, 2012. What kind of math is used in biostatistics?
Vanderbilt University Department of Biostatistics, Nashville, Tennessee. January 19, 2011. A whirlwind tour of some Bayesian clinical trial methods and software.
HACASA (Houston Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association), Houston, Texas. September 14, 2010. Robust priors in Bayesian statistics.
Fifth Transdisciplinary Research Conference, Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP). San Juan, May 13-14, 2010.
Software for designing and conducting adaptive clinical trials, May 25–27, 2009. UPR_MDACC Clinical Trials Workshop. University of Puerto Rico.
Clinical Trial Monitoring With Bayesian Hypothesis Testing presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Denver August 6, 2008.
“Challenges in developing and supporting clinical trial conduct software” presented to the Houston chapter of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) March 28, 2008.
“Software and practical considerations for designing and conducting innovative clinical trials at MDACC” presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah July 31, 2007.
Short course “Bayesian Clinical Trial Design: Analysis and Software” given March 28–30, 2007 at University of Puerto Rico.
Short course “Bayesian Clinical Trial Designs” given along with Peter Thall, June 12–14, 2006 at L’Institut Bergonié in Bordeaux, France.