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Seminar: Learning from semantic biological data

Title: Learning from semantic biological dataSpeaker: Robert Hoehndorf, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyLocation: Northeastern University, West Village H Room 366, 440 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115AbstractThe life sciences have invested significant resources in the development and application of semantic technologies to make research data accessible and interlinked, and to enable the integration and analysis of data. Utilizing the semantics associated with research data in data analysis approaches is often challenging. Now, novel methods are becoming available that combine symbolic methods and statistical methods in Artificial Intelligence. In my talk, I will describe how to apply knowledge graph embeddings for analysis of biological and biomedical data, in particular identification of gene-disease associations and drug targets. I will also show how information from text-mining can be combined in a multi-modal machine learning model to further improve predictive performance, and how these methods can help to improve the prediction of protein functions.About the SpeakerRobert Hoehndorf is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal. His research focuses on the applications of knowledge-based algorithms in biology and biomedicine, with a particular emphasis on integrating and analyzing heterogeneous, multimodal data. Robert is an associate editor for the Journal of Biomedical Semantics, BMC Bioinformatics, Applied Ontology, PLoS ONE, and editorial board member of the journal Data Science. He published over 100 research papers in journals and international conferences.

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm



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