Christopher R. Bilder, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Statistics
340 Hardin Hall North, East Campus  
Lincoln, NE 68583-0963
Phone: (402) 472-2903, Fax: (402) 472-5179
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Home > Group testing research

If you find this research useful, I would be interested in hearing about how you are using group testing! Please send me an e-mail at chris@chrisbilder.com.

Grants funded:

Journal article web pages containing programs, tables, and other important items:

Journal articles without web pages:

  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. (2015). Rejoinder to "A note on the evaluation of group testing algorithms in the presence of misclassification." Biometrics. To appear.
  • Zhang, B., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J. (2013). Group testing regression model estimation when case identification is a goal. Biometrical Journal 55(2), 173-189.
  • Black, M., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J. (2012). Group testing in heterogeneous populations by using halving algorithms. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 61(2), 277-290.
  • Bilder, C., Zhang, B., Schaarschmidt, F., and Tebbs, J. (2010). binGroup: A Package for Group Testing, The R Journal 2(2), 56-60.
  • Chen, P., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. (2009). Global Goodness-of-fit for Group Testing Regression Models. Statistics in Medicine 28(23), 2912-2928.
  • Tebbs, J. and Bilder, C. (2006).  Hypothesis tests for and against a simple order among proportions estimated by pooled testing.  Biometrical Journal 48(5), 792-804.
  • Bilder, C. (2005).  Group testing model estimation and inference.  2005 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics Section [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 177-182.
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J. (2004).  Empirical Bayesian estimation of the disease transmission probability in multiple-vector-transfer designs.  2004 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics Section [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 277-284.
  • Tebbs, J., Bilder, C., and Moser, B. (2003).  An Empirical Bayes Group-Testing Approach to Estimating Small Proportions. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods 32(5), 983-995.

Software:

Some areas where Dr. Joshua M. Tebbs, Dr. Christopher S. McMahan, and I have used group testing in our joint research:

Presentations:

  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., and McMahan, C. "Hierarchical group testing with multiplex assays in heterogeneous populations," Accepted contributed oral presentation, Royal Statistical Society International Conference, September 6, 2017; Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., and McMahan, C. "Hierarchical group testing with multiplex assays in heterogeneous populations," Accepted contributed oral presentation, Joint Conference on Biometrics & Biopharmaceutical Statistics, August 30, 2017; Vienna, Austria.
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., and McMahan, C. "Informative group testing for multiplex assays," Contributed speed session presentation, Joint Statistical Meetings, July 31, 2017; Baltimore, MD.
  • Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., Hanson, T., and Bilder, C. "Bayesian regression for group testing data," Contributed paper, Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, April 24, 2017; Manhattan, KS.
  • Mou, X., Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., and Bilder, C. "Back-end disease screening using information theory," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, March 15, 2017; Washington, DC.
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., and Hitt, B. "Optimal pool sizes for group testing," Contributed poster, IBS ENAR meetings, March 12, 2017; Washington, DC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. "Bayesian regression of group testing data," Contributed poster, IBS ENAR meetings, March 12, 2017; Washington, DC.
  • Warasi, M., Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., and Bilder, C. "Using hierarchical group testing to estimate the prevalence of multiple diseases," Contributed poster, IBS ENAR meetings, March 12, 2017; Washington, DC.
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., and Hitt, B. "Objective functions for group testing," Accepted contributed paper, International Biometric Conference, July 15, 2016; Victoria, BC.
  • Hou, P., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. "Hierarchical group testing for multiple infections," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, March 17, 2015; Miami, FL. (Student travel award winning paper)
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., and Black, M. "Multi-stage group testing with heterogeneous probabilities of disease positivity," Contributed paper, WNAR/IMS Conference, June 18, 2014; Honolulu, HI.
  • Tebbs, J., McMahan, C., and Bilder, C., "Group testing for multiple infections with application to the Infertility Prevention Project," Topic contributed paper, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 4, 2013; Montreal, QC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., Hanson, T., and Bilder, C., "Bayesian regression models for group testing data," Topic contributed paper, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 4, 2013; Montreal, QC.
  • Black, M., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J. "Optimal retesting configurations for hierarchical group testing," Topic contributed paper, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 4, 2013; Montreal, QC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C., "Regression models for group testing data with pool dilution effects," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, March 11, 2013; Orlando, FL.
  • Zhang, B., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J., "Incorporating retests into group testing regression model estimation," Contributed paper, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2012; San Diego, CA.
  • Bilder, C., Zhang, B., and Tebbs, J., "Marginal regression models for multiple-disease group testing data," Invited paper, IBS ENAR meetings, April 2, 2012; Washington, DC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C., "Two-dimensional informative array testing," Invited paper, IBS ENAR meetings, April 2, 2012; Washington, DC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C., "Regression models for group testing data with pool dilution effects," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, April 1, 2012; Washington, DC.
  • Peng, Y., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C., "Dorfman group screening with multiple infections," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, April 1, 2012; Washington, DC.
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J., "Informative retesting procedures to assay high volume clinical specimens," Accepted contributed paper, 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute, August 24, 2011; Dublin, Ireland.
  • Zhang, B., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J. "Group testing regression models for multiple traits," Contributed poster, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2, 2011; Miami Beach, FL.
  • Bilder, C., Iwen, P., and Tebbs, J., "Alternative pooled testing procedures to evaluate high volume clinical specimens," Accepted contributed poster, Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Meeting, June 6, 2011; Omaha, NE.
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J., "Using pooled testing to screen heterogeneous populations," Accepted contributed poster, Thirteenth Biennial CDC Symposium on Statistical Methods, May 24, 2011; Decatur, GA.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. "Informative Dorfman screening," Contributed paper, IBS ENAR meetings, March 22, 2011; Miami, FL. (Student travel award winning paper)
  • Bilder, C. "Decoding positive groups through halving," Invited seminar, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, January 20, 2011; Columbia, SC.
  • Black, M., Bilder, C., and Tebbs, J. "Group testing in heterogeneous populations using halving algorithms," Topic contributed paper, 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 3, 2010; Vancouver, BC.
  • McMahan, C., Tebbs, J., and Bilder, C. "Informative array screening," Contributed poster, 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2, 2010; Vancouver, BC.
  • Bilder, C., Zhang, B., Schaarschmidt, F., and Tebbs, J. "binGroup: a package for group testing," Contributed paper, UseR! 2010, July 21, 2010; Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Bilder, C. "Turning data into knowledge to solve sci-fi problems," Departmental seminar, Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 2, 2009; Lincoln, NE.
  • Bilder, C., Tebbs, J., and Chen, P. "Informative retesting," Contributed poster, 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 4, 2009; Washington, DC.
  • Tebbs, J., Chen, P., and Bilder, C. "Inference for variance components in generalized linear mixed models for pooled binary response," Contributed paper, 2009 IBS ENAR meetings, March 18, 2009; San Antonio, TX.
  • Bilder, C. "Human or Cylon? Group testing on the Battlestar Galactica to save humanity," Invited seminar, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, November 14, 2008; Manhattan, KS.
  • Bilder, C. "Human or Cylon? Group testing on the Battlestar Galactica," Invited seminar, Department of Statistics, University of Missouri, October 5, 2007; Columbia, MO.
  • Bilder, C. "Cylon detection through group testing," Invited seminar, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, April 13, 2007; Burnaby, BC.
  • Bilder, C. "Just group it!" Invited seminar, Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, November 17, 2005; Omaha, NE. (This was an introduction to group testing and a discussion of my NIH/NIAID grant proposal)
  • Bilder, C. "Just group it!" Departmental seminar, Department of Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 7, 2005; Lincoln, NE. (This was just an introduction to group testing)
  • Bilder, C. "Group testing model estimation and inference," Contributed poster, 2005 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 8, 2005; Minneapolis, MN. (handout)
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J. "Improved group testing estimation of trait prevalence," Contributed poster, 2005 IBS ENAR meetings, March 20, 2005; Austin, TX.
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J. "Empirical Bayesian estimation of the disease transmission probability in multiple-vector-transfer designs," Contributed poster, 2004 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 10, 2004; Toronto, ON.
  • Tebbs, J. and Bilder, C.  "Confidence interval procedures for the probability of disease transmission in multiple-vector-transfer designs," Contributed paper, 2003 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 5, 2003; San Francisco, CA.
  • Tebbs, J. and Bilder, C.  "New interval estimation procedures for the disease transmission probability in multiple-vector transfer designs," Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, April 28, 2003; Manhattan, KS.  
  • Bilder, C. and Tebbs, J. "Estimating the disease-transmission probability in multiple-vector transfer designs," Invited seminar, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Statistical Association, April 10, 2003; Stillwater, OK.  
 
 

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