Elizabeth Purdom

Elizabeth Purdom

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Dept of Statistics
Phone
(510) 642-6154
Research Expertise and Interest
computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, data analysis, sequencing, cancer genomics
Research Description

My research interests lie in developing statistical methods for high-dimensional data arising in the field of biology and genetics. I focus on questions of robust estimation and hypothesis testing for high-throughput biological experiments, in particular gene expression microarrays and next generation sequencing. I am also interested in integration of heterogeneous sources of data, where the data can be multiple experimental platforms or, more generally, arbitrary forms of preexisting biological knowledge such as networks or trees. Statistically, I am interested in questions of high-dimensional inference and multivariate analysis -- problems that arise naturally in trying to create a unified understanding of this type of data.

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