The Division of Biostatistics and Data Science in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) is organizing this workshop on "Emerging Data Science Methods for Complex Biomedical and Cyber Data". The goal of the two-day workshop is to educate and empower graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers and faculty members with emerging statistical methods to address the complex data arising from various fields, in particular, from biosciences and cyber science.

We have witnessed the explosion of complex and big data from various disciplines, social media, cyber traffic, and environment surrounding us in the recent decade.  Data scientists and statisticians are blessed with such variety of data that they have never seen before, yet are also facing many challenges because of the complexity and massiveness of such data.  The goal of this workshop fits into the society’s demand of fostering collaborative research between data science/statistics and other disciplines in science for the purpose of meeting the very hardest and most important data and model-driven scientific challenges.

The workshop will be in the form of specific research overviews and lectures provided by leading experts in the respective topic areas.  A poster session will be held during the first day of the workshop. A limited number of posters will be selected for poster awards.

The workshop is financially supported by the Augusta University Office of SVP for Research, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and co-sponsored by ASA Georgia Chapter, CWS, IMS, ISI, JCW-Math and SRCOS.

 Those seeking financial support to attend the workshop are encouraged to apply for the IMS Travel Award. A limited number of travel awards up to $800 each for attendees is also available from the Workshop to offset eligible workshop-related expenses.