The 4th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 8 - 10, 2015

The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the GSU.

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics have been playing key and important roles in statistics and other scientific research fields in recent years. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate research and to foster the interaction of researchers in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics research areas. The workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to meet the top researchers, identify important directions for future research, facilitate research collaborations. Click here to find an application of partial travel support for young researchers and under-represented groups. Click here to find a conference program.

Click here for the 1st workshop. Click here for the 2nd workshop. Click here for the 3rd workshop.

Click here for the conference poster. Click here for the conference photos.

Registration: Please click here to register, or download the registration form and fax it to the number on the form, e-mail it to, or mail it to:

Ms. Earnestine Collier/Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Mathematics & Statistics Department
Georgia State University
COE, 7th Floor 30 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration form (download) will be accepted by April 30, 2015.

Invited talk form (download) is due back by April 30, 2015.

Poster presentation form (download) is due back by April 30, 2015.

The conference registration day is on the 7th Floor, College of Education Building, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,GSU, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 on
May 8. All workshop sessions meet in the 150, College of Education Building. The talks are scheduled on May 9-10. The workshop will end at the noon on May 10. Poster
session is at 5:15-6:45pm on May 9. If you have questions please send an email to the organizer Dr. Yichuan Zhao at

Keynote Speaker

Xiao-Li Meng, Professor of Statistics, Harvard University

Invited Speaker

Jianwen Cai, University of North Carolina
Michael Epstein, Emory University
Yijuan Hu, Emory University
Liang Liu, University of Georgia
Wenbin Lu, North Carolina State University
Robert Lyles, Emory University
Chris McMahan, Clemson University
Bin Nan, University of Michigan
Annie Qu, University of Illinois
Yiyuan She, Florida State University
Yu Shyr, Vanderbilt University
Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania
Wei Wu, Florida State University
Ying Xu, University of Georgia
Daowen Zhang, North Carolina State University
Jiajia Zhang, University of South Carolina
Wenxuan Zhong, University of Georgia

Lodging: We have reserved rooms at Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown: 134 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, phone: 404-522-0950. This hotel is within short walking distance to the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the MARTA station. The deadline of the special price ($135 per night) for the Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is April 30.

If you drive a car to Atlanta. You may park at the back of the college of education building, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is a big parking lot. Please prepare $10 for meters!

A few restaurants for lunch are close to Underground and GSU's Rialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth st Atlanta, GA 30303, which is within 2 block distance to the College of Education Building.

A Workshop Banquet will be held at 7:30pm-9:30pm on May 9 at the Sun Dial Restaurant (Westin Peachtree Plaza): 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Airport: The Airport is served by MARTA and there is a MARTA station in the south terminal. The stop for the hotel is the Peachtree Center Station and the taxi takes about half an hour.