FIU’s Prof. Ahmed Chaired Session on Applications of Advanced Methods in Public Health Research

Left to right: Dr. Shahjahan Khan,USQ, Australia, Dr. Nasar U. Ahmed, FIU, USA, and Dr. Kazi A. Samad, JNU, Bangladesh.

Left to right: Dr. Shahjahan Khan,USQ, Australia, Dr. Nasar U. Ahmed, FIU, USA, and Dr. Kazi A. Samad, JNU, Bangladesh.

An International Conference on Statistics in Planning and Development – held December 27-29, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh – provided an opportunity for experts to discuss advancement of statistics as discipline and how to better prepare the next generation analysts and researchers. A session on Applications of Advanced Statistical Methods in Public Health and Social Work Research was organized and chaired by Dr. Nasar U. Ahmed, faculty of the epidemiology department at the Florida International University (FIU) Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work.

The gathering focused on the advancement of statistical methods to address questions related to evolving areas such machine learning, data mining, computational epigenetics, neural network analysis. “We should not only develop most advanced theoretical models as academic aspirations rather apply those models in research to solve emerging public health problems,” Dr. Ahmed said. “It is also crucial to prepare next generation researchers with the necessary advanced skills to address needs in evolving areas.”

Author: William-Jose Velez

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