Fostering new collaborations

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Collaborators from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, UBC Okanagan, BC Cancer Agency and Interior Health

On July 27, 2019, the Medical Physics and Data Analytics Cluster hosted a one-day workshop with collaborators from University of Calgary, University of Alberta, UBC Okanagan, BC Cancer Agency and Interior Health.

Statisticians, computer scientists, and medical physicists met to discuss ongoing work and to elaborate on and foster new collaborations at the intersections of our disciplines. The great variety of talks and brainstorming sessions were learning opportunities for faculty and students alike.

The intersection of these groups is rare. Often physicists and statisticians work alone in silos. But in reality can greatly benefit by working together. Physicists often don’t even know how helpful a statistician will be. And statisticians are always looking for interesting data, of which physicists often have aplenty.

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