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Haiyan Huang presented the 2020 Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture on March 6


On March 6, 2020, the Department of Statistics welcomed Dr. Haiyan Huang of UC Berkeley, who presented the Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture. An abstract of her talk, "GeneFishing: a method to reconstruct context-specific portraits of biological processes and its application to cholesterol metabolism" can be found on this page.

Dr. Huang is a professor in the Department of Statistics, and the director for the Center for Computational Biology at University of California, Berkeley. Meanwhile, she is affiliated with the graduate group in Biostatistics on campus. Prior to joining the faculty member of University of California, Berkeley in 2003, Haiyan Huang did a two years postdoc in Applied Statistics and Computational Biology at Harvard University. She obtained her PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southern California in 2001, and BS in Math from Peking University, China in 1997.   

As an applied statistician, her research is at the interface between statistics and data-rich scientific disciplines such as biology. Over the past few decades, rapidly evolving biological technologies have generated enormous high-dimensional, complex, noisy data, presenting increasingly pressing challenges to statistical and computational science. Her group has devoted to addressing various modeling and analysis challenges from these data.


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