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Machine Learning in Computational Biology
Gal Chechik · Tomer Hertz · William S Noble · Yanjun Qi · Jean-Philippe Vert · Alexander Zien

Fri Dec 11 07:30 AM -- 06:30 PM (PST) @ Westin: Alpine DE
Event URL: http://www.mlcb.org »

The field of computational biology has seen dramatic growth over the past few years, both in terms of new available data, new scientific questions, and new challenges for learning and inference. In particular, biological data are often relationally structured and highly diverse, well-suited to approaches that combine multiple weak evidence from heterogeneous sources. These data may include sequenced genomes of a variety of organisms, gene expression data from multiple technologies, protein expression data, protein sequence and 3D structural data, protein interactions, gene ontology and pathway databases, genetic variation data (such as SNPs), and an enormous amount of textual data in the biological and medical literature. New types of scientific and clinical problems require the development of novel supervised and unsupervised learning methods that can use these growing resources. Furthermore, next generation sequencing technologies are yielding terabyte scale data sets that require novel algorithmic solutions. The goal of this workshop is to present emerging problems and machine learning techniques in computational biology.

A related mini-symposia on machine learning in computational biology will be held at the Hyatt in Vancouver on Thursday Dec. 10th: http://nips.cc/Conferences/2009/Program/event.php?ID=1922

Author Information

Gal Chechik (NVIDIA, BIU)
Tomer Hertz (Fred Hutchnison Cancer Research Center)
William S Noble (University of Washington)
Yanjun Qi (University of Virginia)
Jean-Philippe Vert (Google)
Alexander Zien (LIFE Biosystems GmbH)

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