Monthly Meeting



Hello, our April meeting will be in the same place as for the March meeting - in the UM North Campus Research Complex. Directions are at the bottom of this message.

(you might have received a notice for an April meeting at SPARK - please delete it)

This talk will be a two-part talk, with the other half given at the April R Users' Group (the Thursday following this meeting).

Title: Integrating machine learning into causal inference: the Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation approach.

This presentation provides a brief introduction to targeted learning, an analytic approach developed by Mark van der Lann and his students at Berkeley that combines semiparametric methods with machine learning to make accurate causal inferences when traditional approaches have difficulty. This presentation is offered in conjunction with a second presentation "An introduction to SuperLearner, a loss-based ensemble prediction algorithm" which will be offered by the Ann Arbor R User Group on April 14. For more information go to

Scott Grey is a senior statistician in the University of Michigan's Division of Cardiology, where he analyzes data from registries of percutaneous interventions. He received his Masters and PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

See you there!


Directions: The building is located at the southeast corner of Plymouth Road and Huron Parkway. You may enter the parking lot at 1600 Huron Parkway, which is just south of Plymouth Road. Enter the complex lot by the guard shack and turn left towards the parking area in front of Building 100 (you must enter through Building 100). When you enter Building 100, please identify yourself to the receptionist/security member. If the receptionist is not present, please press the Security Call button for entry. After entering the reception area, continue to the left, and then make an immediate right to turn down the north/south hallway to MICHR.