Summar School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Venice, Italy

This year, I had the chance to participate in the Summar School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in Venice, Italy in June 5-9th, 2016. The main course I attended was the Statistical Methods for Population-based Cancer Survival Analysis by Prof. Paul Dickman and Prof. Paul Lambert, and I was very pleased with advance and high-quality contents of the course as well as the friendly atmosphere of the class. I also highly appreciate Prof. Zendehdel, who fully supported my travel and provided me with this great opportunity. During the course, I also got the opportunity to walk around Venice. I have taken some photos that you can view here.


I am a Survey Methodologist with a solid background in Statistics and Epidemiology! I received my Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in 2008, and then, graduated in master of Biostatistics from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. My theoretical interests are mainly focused on survey statistics, mixture models, and Bayesian inference. The applied area of my research concerns with disease modeling and statistical problems that arise in the surveillance systems. I am currently a PhD student in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan.