Presentations

John Cook speaking at KeenCon

Here are some of the presentations I’ve given at conferences, universities, and businesses. If you’d like me to speak at your event, let’s talk.

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Mixing R with other programming languages. GOTO Copenhagen 2016. October 3, 2016.

Bayesian adaptive clinical trials: promise and pitfalls. INFORMS Houston. March 30, 2016.

Trends and Opportunities in Data Analysis, IBM Insight 2015. (video)

Bayesian Statistics as a way to Integrate Intuition and Data, Keen CON 2014, San Francisco, September 11, 2014.

I was ecstatic to have John speak at the very first KeenCon, and his talk was elegant, geeky, and very informative. We learned a lot from it! — Kyle Wild, Keen IO

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.

John’s talk was both precise and practical, one of the most theoretical talks of SUE2014 turned out to be one of the most applicable ones as well. — Joost Helberg, Snow Unix Specialists

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.

R language: The good, the bad, and the ugly, YOW! 2012, Australia Software Developer Conference. Melbourne November 29, 2012 and Brisbane, December 3, 2012.

The mysteries of floating point, GOTO Conference, Aarhus, Denmark. October 3, 2012

Varieties of randomization in clinical trials. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, May 2, 2012.

Why and how people use R (video). Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington. Lang.NEXT Conference, April 4, 2012.

What kind of math is used in biostatistics? University of Houston chapter of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Houston, Texas. March 2, 2012.

A whirlwind tour of some Bayesian clinical trial methods and software. Vanderbilt University Department of Biostatistics, Nashville, Tennessee. January 19, 2011.

Robust priors in Bayesian statistics. HACASA (Houston Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association), Houston, Texas. September 14, 2010.

A Case for Robust Bayecian priors with Applications to Binery Clinical Trials. 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.

Bayesian Clinical Trial Design: Analysis and Software. Short course given March 28–30, 2007 at University of Puerto Rico.

Bayesian Clinical Trial Designs. Short course given along with Peter Thall, June 12–14, 2006 at L’Institut Bergonié. Bordeaux, France.

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