An Introduction to Survival Analysis

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

An Introduction to Survival AnalysisCharles Hammond '13
Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Abstract: In this talk we will explore techniques for interpreting right-censored time to event data. I will introduce the survival and hazard functions, two methods used to describe the distribution of an event. We will then consider parametric models for estimating these functions, specifically models that use Exponential and Weibull distributions. These parametric models will be compared to the Kaplan-Meier estimator, a nonparametric estimator.

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