Data Science Best Practices

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SCHEDULE
6:30 - 7:00 pm: Mingling, food and beverages
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 - ???: Data Drinks at Tonic (2036 G St NW, Washington, DC)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Simina Boca analyzes "omics" data, including metabolomics and genomics, and considers their downstream application in precision medicine. In particular, she developed novel computational and statistical methods for high-dimensional data analysis, led the first comprehensive metabolomic study for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and contributed to several of the early exome sequencing projects of human tumors.

Dr. Boca is an Assistant Professor at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and the Departments of Oncology and Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), as well as a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Boca was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biostatistics Branch within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and an M.H.S. in Bioinformatics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.