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Announcements:
We have been awarded an NIH Transformative Research Award (High Risk High Rewards) to develop multitable methods to predict Resilience in the Human Microbiome with David Relman. See announcement .

Research News:
PLOS ONE Phyloseq paper is highly accessed!:
April 2013 : Journal Article Published Link:PLOS ONE
PSB paper (2012) PHYLOSEQ: A Bioconductor package for handling and analysis of highthroughput phylogenetic sequence data
Comparison between DPCOA and Unifrac paper accepted to PSB 2012: Comparisons of Distance Methods for Combining Covariates and Abundances in Microbiome Studies
Science News: Ants Take a Cue From Facebook on Noa Pinter-Wollman's ant study

Papers and Chapters:
Just appeared: PC Kashyap, A Marcobal, LK Ursell, S Smits, E Sonnenburg, E Costello, S Higginbottom, SE Domino, S Holmes, DA Relman, R Knight, JI Gordon, and JL Sonnenburg Genetically dictated change in host mucus carbohydrate landscape exerts a diet-dependent effect on the gut microbiota PNAS 2013 published ahead of print September 23, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1306070110 [PNAS paper]>
Our chapter on Statistical Data Analysis Challenges from the Microbiome appeared in the National Academies volume, see here:
Nelson Ray presents Kaggle in Class for Stats202, 2010
CAUSEweb: The Role of a Wine Pricing Competition in Teaching Data Mining at Stanford with Susan Holmes & Nelson Ray, Stanford - April 26th, 2011
November 2010, ACM Data Mining Camp: How to get started in Data Mining

Links to some slides from (old) Talks:
Studying the Immune System and Cancer with Multivariate Statistics Massive Data Sets 2010: Challenges of Heterogeneous Data
Image Analysis and Data collection in Biology: the data, all the data Confidence regions for phylogenetic trees
Singapore workshop on Trees and Graphs in Biology: Treespace Omar dela Cruz : NIPS workshop Talk on tensors and kernels
Summer Institute: Metagenomics
Statistics without Probability?
October 18th, 2011: What R can and can't do Conference on Extra Large Databases
IMA: Multivariate Statistics for Smart People
(who don't know any statistics),
October 3rd, 2013: Quick overview of PCA, MDS, using metrics (and a bit of bootstrap)

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