Samir Rachid Zaim, Ph.D.
Biostatistician - Research
Samir is a biostatistician in the Informatics & Computational Biology group at the Allen Institute for Immunology. His work focuses on methods development and analysis of single cell multi-omics immunological data.
Samir obtained his PhD in Statistics and Data Science at the University of Arizona and his BA in Mathematics/Statistics at Carleton College. His dissertation work in interpretable and robust machine learning for precision medicine with Dr. Yves Lussier and Dr. Helen Zhang at the Center for Biomedical Informatics Biostatistics Lab (CB2) focused on high-dimensional variable and interaction selection in random forests, methodological considerations for differential gene expression, and experimental and evaluation designs in single-subject studies.
Samir’s research interest lies at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and immunology, and he focuses on developing analytical and computational frameworks that will help us better understand the human immune system.
- Machine learning
- Statistical informatics
Selected Publications View Publications
International Journal of Medical Informatics
September 14, 2020
Kim AA, Rachid Zaim S, Subbian V
August 28, 2020
Rachid Zaim S, Kenost C, Berghout J, Chiu W, Wilson L, Zhang HH, Lussier YA
Journal of Personalized Medicine
December 31, 2020
Rachid Zaim S, Kenost C, Zhang HH, Lussier YA
BMC Medical Genomics
July 11, 2019
Rachid Zaim S, Kenost C, Berghout J, Vitali F, Zhang HH, Lussier YA
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
Zaim SR, Li Q, Schissler AG, Lussier YA