RSS Highlands - The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data

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RSS local group meetings

Wednesday 18 December 2019, 02:30pm - 05:00pm

Location Room 115, Health Sciences Building, Institute of Applied Heath Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, AB25 2ZD.

About the event:

Our last talk of the year will be delivered by our Chair, Claus Mayer, from Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, on Wed 18th December. This will be followed by our AGM to which all members are welcome to attend. As Claus is stepping down as Chair we thought it would be fitting that he delivers the final talk of 2019. Please see the details below. 

After the AGM please join us for a festive drink at The Queen Vic bar on Rosemount Place!

2.30-3 pm     Tea/coffee and biscuits

Claus Mayer: ‘The Blessing of Dimensionality in Genomics Data’

Summary: The presentation will discuss some general issues related to the analysis of very high-dimensional data like for example those arising from genomics studies. I will argue that the so-called “curse of dimensionality” is an overly negative phrase, that suggests a complete breakdown of statistics in these situations. I want to show that while high-dimensional data bring certain problems with them, they also offer several new opportunities and that certain analysis steps can actually become easier the more variables one studies.

4pm AGM
•    Apologies
•    Agree ‘minutes’ of previous year
•    Activities of previous year
•    Financial Report
•    Election of committee & office bearers
•    Proposed future meetings
•    Council member nominations for 2021
•    RSS Conference 2022
•    AOB

5pm  Post AGM drinks at Queen Vic

PLEASE NOTE: There are three vacancies on the committee for 2020. Anyone can apply who is interested in getting involved in the local group. However, you must be a fellow of the RSS to join the committee. To express interest or discuss joining the committee, please contact David McLernon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Organiser Name David McLernon

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