Predicting Rare Events More Accurately

The international project "Predicting Rare Events More Accurately (PREMA)"

The project is jointly supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Slovenian funding agency ARRS. It is led by Georg Heinze (Section for Clinical Biometrics, KB, University of Vienna, Austria) and Lara Lusa (Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, IBMI, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), and has started in October 2015, with a run-time of three years. The project aims at achieving advances in the methodology of penalized regression models to improve predictive accuracy of very rare events, such as adverse effects of medicines or infections.

Link to the project page

About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine
Vrazov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana

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