Paramita Saha Chaudhuri's Home Page



Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health
McGill University

Office location:
Purvis Hall,
1020
Pine Avenue West
, Montreal, H3A1A2

Other affiliations:
-- Researcher/scientist, Center for Clinical Epidemiology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, JGH
-- Researcher, Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University
                                                                               -- Member, Statistics Laboratory of the CRM

Email:
MyFirstName(DOT)SahaChaudhuri(DOT)work(AT)gmail(DOT)com - change MyFirstName -> Paramita

RESEARCH INTERESTS (details here: https://sites.google.com/site/paramitasaharesearch/cv)
-- Time-dependent Predictive Accuracy
-- Specimen Pooling/Microaggregation, application for data privacy and data security

Student inquiries are welcome!
Please don't send generic email. Take a bit of a time to check my webpage and recent publications to get an idea
of what I do before emailing me with questions. Thank you.


NEWS
Sep 18, 2018
Happy to be a new member of the QLS program! Student inquiries are welcome.
New course for Winter titled: Clinical Prediction Modeling: methods and practice, description here

Sep 4, 2018
New semester begins: welcome and welcome back students!

Our group member Rajib will continue his 2nd year (PhD Biostat).
Maryse (MSc Biostat) and Dominik (MSc Epi) have joined our group. Both are in their 1st year.
Lamin (MSc Biostat, 2018) will also continue as a 1st year in the McGill QLS program.
Welcome all!

Aug 3, 2018
Proposals accepted for Mitacs Globalink Research Internship.
Are you an excellent undergraduate student from Australia, Brazil, France, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, or Ukraine interested in exploring your field of study in Canada? Funding is provided for 12 weeks internship in a variety of research areas.
Apply here (DEADLINE: September 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT)
https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship

May 10, 2018
FRQS Salary Award (Chercheurs-boursiers) for research proposal titled "A pragmatic approach to estimation of prediction accuracy using longitudinal markers for cancer screening and kidney transplant"
 
April 19, 2018
* New article on time-dependent prediction accuracy, titled, Dynamic Thresholds and a Summary ROC Curve: Assessing Prognostic Accuracy of Longitudinal Markers, in Statistics in Medicine. Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/sim.7675

April 10, 2018
Good to know that my article (Non-parametric estimation of a time-dependent predictive accuracy curve) is one of the highly cited in Biostatistics (screenshot, see bottom of page 1). Read it here.

March 19, 2018
New article on time-dependent prediction accuracy, titled, Dynamic Thresholds and a Summary ROC Curve: Assessing Prognostic Accuracy of Longitudinal Markers, appearing in Statistics in Medicine. Email me for preprint.

March 16, 2018
Lamin's poster titled "Virtual Pooling as a Privacy-preserving Analysis Tool to Estimate Covariate Hazard Ratio (HR) of Cox Proportional Hazard Model" won the best poster award at the EBOSS Research Day. Congratulations Lamin!

March 2, 2018
Our lab member Lamin Juwara received travel award to present a poster (
"Microaggregation as a Privacy-Preserving Analytical Tool for Analysis of Confidential Distributed Data") at the ISPE Mid-Year Meeting. Congratulations Lamin!


Feb 28, 2018
Jin Li (MSc(Biostat), 2019, expected) has joined our group as an intern. He will help with simulations studies to characterize different estimators of time-dependent prediction accuracy. Welcome Jin!

Feb 21, 2018
Our abstract titled "
Microaggregation as a Privacy-Preserving Analytical Tool for Analysis of Confidential Distributed Data" (presenting author: Lamin Juwara) got accepted for a poster presentation at the ISPE Mid-Year Meeting.

Feb 13, 2018
Muzi Cui (MSc-PH, 2018) has joined our group as volunteer research assistant. She will help with creating analysis-ready dataset for time-dependent prediction accuracy research. Welcome Muzi!

Feb 8, 2018
Coming up in spring:
Workshop in Neuroscience on p-hacking/data dredging
(tentatively titled: Will you be my significant other p-value? How not to date analyze data).

Stay tuned for more details re: date, time, venue, etc.

Jan 31, 2018
Our research on prediction accuracy is provisionally accepted. Stay tuned for the final version.

Nov 15, 2017
Our research on pooling was recently cited in AJE editorial as "innovative" but "underutilized" study design (Link)

Sep 15, 2017
* Successful NSERC discovery grant on privacy-preserving data analysis. Related thesis topics for MSc, PhD (Biostat or Epi) are available. Contact me if you are interested.

Sep 8, 2017
* New article on privacy-preserving data analysis appearing in BMC Medical Research Methodology. Published version here.

Aug 31, 2017
* RA positions and thesis topics (MSc, PhD) are available on  topics related to (i) prediction accuracy and (ii) privacy preserving data analysis. Both Biostatistics and Epidemiology students are welcome. Contact me if you are interested.

* Welcome new students!