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Michael Newton
Professor, Departments of
Statistics and of
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI),
University of WisconsinMadison .
Interim Chair, BMI, as of July 1, 2018.
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Research
Teaching
 As available, I teach 771 (computational statistics), 775 (Bayesian analysis), 609610 (Mathematical Statistics), 877 (Statistical methods in molecular biology), and other courses.
 Previous semesters
 I am trainer in several PhD training programs, and am principal investigator for: Biodata science predoctoral training program
Some research projects

EBarrays is a Bioconductor package implementing parametric
empirical Bayesian analysis for differential gene expression.

rvalues is an R package for ranking and selection in largescale inference.
Primary report:
Henderson, NC and Newton, MA, 2016 ;
CRAN ;
Github
 allez is an R package for calibrating geneset
summary statistics derived from genelevel genomic data. Utilizes
either Gene Ontology (GO) or KEGG gene sets, and various genelevel
data formats.
Github
 Rolemodel is an R package for multivariate geneset analysis
Primary report:
Wang et al. 2015 ;
Github
 dod is an R package for deploying inference in a double overdispersion model for certain kinds
of sequence count data. Version 2.0, July 2013. dod_2.0.tar.gz .
Primary report:
Pei et al. 2013
 metaflu is an R package for deploying metaanalysis
in a class of RNA interference studies.
Version 1.0, December 2012. metaflu_1.0.tar.gz .
Primary report: Hao et al. 2013 .
 grankp is an R package for computing gamma ranking probabilities.
Github .
With Z_1, Z_2, ... , Z_k equal to independent Gammadistributed
random variables with positive integer shapes a_1, a_2, ..., a_k
and positive rates lambda_1, lambda_2, ..., lambda_k, returned by
the main function is
the (log) probability P[Z_1> Z_2 > ... > Z_k ]
Other stuff
Juggling
Buffon needle simulation