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)

A Brief Overview of Cluster Analysis and its Application to Gene Expression Arrays

Abstract

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.