A Brief Overview of Cluster Analysis and its Application to Gene Expression Arrays
Andrew Nobel (Department of Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
(April 10, 2003 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
In this (informal) talk we will present a brief overview of cluster analysis, and discuss its application to the diagnosis of breast cancer using gene expression (micro) arrays. The talk will present some common clustering algorithms, and describe several statistical problems that arise in the application and interpretation of clustering methods.