Department News

 

Announcing a new concentration in our doctoral program - the PhD in Statistics with a concentration in bioinformatics and computational biology

 

Hua He and Naiji Lu awarded R01 grant

Welcome

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, located in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester! Our department has a long record of excellence in methodologic and collaborative research and in the education of professionals in and users of statistics. The Department currently has 29 faculty in the tenure- and research tracks with research interests spanning traditional biostatistics, stochastic modeling, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Methodologic interests of the faculty include survival analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric inference, sequential trial design, order-restricted inference, linear models, longitudinal data analysis, smoothing techniques, stochastic modeling of complex cell systems, statistical profiling, analysis of micro-array data, Bayesian analysis, measurement error models, and ROC curve analysis.

The Department offers masters and doctoral degrees and has an active postdoctoral program supported by research and training grants. We have strong collaborative relationships with Anesthesiology, Biomedical Genetics, the Cancer Center, Cardiology, Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health Sciences and many other departments, centers and units throughout the School. We are also an important contributor to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the University of Rochester.

The Department operates a consulting service staffed by faculty, research associates and assistants, programmers and graduate students that can provide assistance on topics ranging from advice on study design and analysis to complete data management.

 

Robert Strawderman, ScD
Department Chair