# Vinh Q. Nguyen

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## Contact

Vinh Q. Nguyen, PhD |

Center for Statistical Consulting |

Department of Statistics |

Bren Hall 2056 |

University of California, Irvine |

Irvine, CA 92697-1250 |

Phone: | +1 (949) 824 - 5968 |

Fax: | +1 (949) 824 - 1683 |

Email: | vqnguyen AT uci DOT edu |

## Education

PhD, Statistics | University of California, Irvine, CA | 2006–2011 |

MS, Statistics | University of California, Irvine, CA | 2006–2007 |

BS, Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude |
University of California, Irvine, CA | 2003–2006 |

BA, Economics, Magna Cum Laude |
University of California, Irvine, CA | 2003–2006 |

## Research Interests

- robust statistical methods

- survival analysis

- sequential testing

- issues in clinical trials

- prediction

- applications to Alzheimer's Disease

## Curriculum Vitae

A pdf version of my complete CV is available here.

## Center for Statistical Consulting

Campus affiliates should visit the UCI Center for Statistical Consulting for basic statistical consulting needs.

## Teaching

- Spring 2012: Stat 295 (275), Statistical Consulting

- Fall 2012: Stat 255, Survival Analysis

## Talks

- 2011 JSM Health Policy Statistics Student Paper Competition:
*Robust Inference in Discrete Hazard Models for Randomized Clinical Trials*

- 2011 WNAR Contributed Talk:
*Continuous Vs. Discrete Methods for Grouped Proportional Hazards Data*

- 2010 WNAR Contributed Talk:
*Robust Inference in Semi-parametric Discrete Survival Models for Observational Studies*

- 2009 WNAR Student Paper Competition:
*Robust Inference in the Discrete-Time Proportional Hazards Model*

- UCI-SeminaR: Parallel Computing in R using snow and snowfall

- UCI-SeminaR: Sweave = R + LaTeX (check out this site for examples I present in the talk and other interesting R presentations at UCI)

- 2009 Advancement to Candidacy presentation:
*Robust Inference and Group Sequential Methods in Clinical Trials with Discrete Survival Endpoint*

- 2008 Post-qualifying presentation:
*Causal Inference and Propensity Score*

## Open Source Software

- Software I write in graduate school are freely available under the GPL version 3.0 license, hosted primarily on github and sometimes on R-Forge (R packages that interface with
`C/C++`

).

- RobustSurvival and NewtonRaphson are R packages that grew out of my dissertation. They are work in progress and will be released on CRAN in the near future.

- inference and day2day contain functions that I use on a day to day basis.

- RobustSurvival and NewtonRaphson are R packages that grew out of my dissertation. They are work in progress and will be released on CRAN in the near future.

## Comments and Thoughts

- The following two plots summarize and justify my use of statistical inference in scientific research. They convey a lot of ideas, but can you name the two main concepts?

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