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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020 — 4:00 PM EST
Trevor Hastie, Stanford University

Please Note: This seminar will be given online.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Trevor Hastie, The John A. Overdeck Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Statistics and Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Stanford University

Register online through Webex.

Predictive Models in Health Research

Lasso, Random Forests, and especially Deep Neural Networks are very popular in data science applications. Do they have a role in health research, and are they likely to replace more traditional statistical models? In this talk I will argue that it depends on the application, the amount of data available, and the purpose of the modeling, with some guidance from the "Occam's razor" principle.

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