Department of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

  •  Data analysis for mathematicians: the example of syncope
  •  10/14/2016
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Pierre Gremaud, North Carolina State University

We will discuss four important concepts in the analysis of data: variable importance, surrogate models, classification and clustering. Each of these concepts will be introduced from scratch with a general mathematical audience in mind. In particular, we will introduce methods for nonparametric statistics as well as new results in global sensitivity analysis. The material of the talk will be illustrated by the analysis of syncope data. Syncope refers to a spontaneous and transient loss of consciousness. It is a prevalent disorder which accounts for over 1 million visits to emergency departments per year in the US alone. There is currently no agreement on the root causes of that disorder.



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