Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Biomedical Informatics & Biostatistics; Graduate Researcher in Lussier Lab

Samir Rachid Zaim

Samir Rachid Zaim is a PhD student in Statistics and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Lussier Group. After completing his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics/Statistics at Carleton College, Samir spent two years as a collegiate research fellow with the Analytics Department at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovations (PCCI) developing real-time statistical models to predict adverse events such as the onset of Sepsis in the ER or 30-day hospital readmissions. In the Lussier group, Samir has worked in a variety of projects ranging from detecting environmental associations with hospital visits to extending the single-subject analytics framework in differential gene expression. Samir is interested in advancing the development of statistical and decision support algorithms in precision medicine, particularly in methods development for differential expression in single-subject analytics, EMR-based case-based reasoning, and high-dimensional feature selection in machine learning.

Educational Background:

  • PhD Student in Statistics
  • B.A. Mathematics/Statistics
Area(s) of Interest:
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science Literacy