School Seminars and Colloquia

Diagnosing mental diseases with discriminant analysis


by Yao-ban Chan

Institution: MASCOS, University of Melbourne
Date: Fri 1st September 2006
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Theatre 1, Ground Floor, 111 Barry Street, Carlton

Abstract: The Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria has been using a technique called electrophoresis to analyse the proteomic structure of brains with mental diseases, in particular schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In this talk, I shall explain how we use various statistical methods on these electrophoresis scans to diagnose these patients. In particular, we concentrate on a classification technique called Fisher's linear discriminant analysis, and some of its extensions and variants.

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