An introduction to meta-analysis

I just finished reading an excellent book on meta-analysis, Introduction to Meta Analysis by Borenstein et al. The book starts with the motivating example of streptokinase, a blood clot buster. Early studies showed conflicting evidence of efficacy of the drug in preventing death following a heart attack. These early studies were small, and the main outcome was often not significantly … More An introduction to meta-analysis

Workshop on statistical challenges in neuroscience

My old buddy Simon Barthelmé as well as Nicolas Chopin and Adam Johansen are organizing a 3-day workshop in Warwick, UK in September on statistical challenges in neuroscience. Some of the invited speakers include J.D. Victor, Robert Kass and Aapo Hyvärinen. Great chance to discuss and present your latest methods-heavy research. Here’s the pitch: Workshop … More Workshop on statistical challenges in neuroscience

Online courses in computational neuroscience, machine learning, stats

Browsing through the courses available on Coursera, I noticed a class on Neural Nets by none other than Geoffrey Hinton. Lots more courses have been added since I looked at it last year, including: Computational neuroscience – Adrienne Fairhall High performance scientific computing – OpenMP, GPUs, clusters, etc. Graphical models Computing for data analysis – … More Online courses in computational neuroscience, machine learning, stats